Vegan Fiesta Stuffed Squash (gluten-free)

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Why the plant-based diet didn't work for me

All good things must come to an end. January was a great month to test out vegan eating. I was inspired, I learned, I tried all kinds of new foods and new preparations. But in the end, vegan eating just isn’t for me. ...more
"Hopefully we’ll all be winners." ?????  Seriously?  You mean everyone except all the animals ...more

Super Bowl chili (shhhh….it's vegan)

I got a message on Facebook last week from a relative. “Hey, we’re going to be in town for the Super Bowl, are you around that weekend?”Two questions: 1. The Super Bowl is in New York this year? 2. What weekend?To give you an analogy, this kind of question is like me writing to a friend in San Francisco to say “Hey, I’m showing up for the Point Reyes Blue Cheese Festival, are you around that weekend?”...more

Warm Up With Rustic Roasted Vegetable Soup

The winds here in the Midwest are absolutely brutal. We have been hit with a pile of snow, then below-zero temps, more snow, more below zero and now 35- to 45-mile-per-hour winds. I keep saying it’s less than 10 weeks to spring. When I say that I usually get the eye roll from those around me. I’ve got to try and be optimistic. ...more
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Following superfood trends is like working in the music industry

Hilarious, very accurate source...more

Porkless Porking: Vegan Condoms Do Exist!

Originally, most condoms were made from cecum, which is the inner lining of an animal’s intestine (like a sheep or a cow). Lambskin condoms still are, but even latex condoms use casein, which is a protein found in milk. You can see how this would present a conundrum for our vegan-minded safe sex practitioners....more
@Heading_West writerrhiannon Check out Durex's Avanti condoms! From what I've been able to ...more

Puy Lentil Salad (Rachel Khoo inspired)

I love to watch food shows. Sometimes even when its less about food and more about everything else (Hell's kitchen anyone ?? ), :) This salad recipe today is inspired from Rachel Khoo's show 'Little Paris Kitchen'. I say inspired because instead of cooking the lentil with Bay leaves and thyme i soaked the lentil overnight in plain water with bay leaves and thyme.Here is the recipe for this easy , healthy and wonderfully tasty salad. ...more

Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal (Vegan!!)

I wanted something decadent yesterday in the worst way! Something sweet and delicious, but all we had was crunchy peanut butter, so I ate some.  With a spoon. Straight out of the jar. Ever done that?  (you should!)...more

Spicy Thai Noodles with Broccoli (Vegan and Delicious!!)

I love all things Thai and this recipe is perfect, simple and quick, which makes everything better when you're hungry!Put a large pot of water on to boil for the noodles and a smaller one for steaming the broccoli....more