I was up early this morning which is surprising, considering our big food night out. I even managed to get out on the road bike for a training ride. As soon as Dave got home from coaching we hit up one of our local farmers markets. I cannot believe it took me until July to get outside for some produce shopping!...more
It’s Vegan Pizza Day!Last year this auspicious occasion was celebrated on January 29 and I made this yummy pie, a day late. Yesterday I made pizza a day early, so that I could review a vegan pizza cookbook for you. I will share the review – and a giveaway – tomorrow, but today, on the actual Vegan Pizza Day, I offer you this teaser....more
Everyone loves a good old fashioned barbecue. The easy conviviality of a family backyard picnic. The smoky summer scent of charred goodies grilling. Lemonade chilling. Badminton birdies sailing. The crack of croquet balls. The last pink of daylight. Punching lids on firefly jars. But if you need to be gluten-free, or if you happen to be vegan, barbecues can be less than convivial. Those mysterious sauces (so often containing wheat-laced soy sauce). Those off-limit fluffy hot dog buns. All those meaty burgers and egg-dotted salads. What's a gluten-free vegan to do? Munch on lettuce?
Earlier this week I shared my tips on how to Make Your Vegan Activism POP. I mentioned that this was the student presentation I prepared for the Main Street Vegan Academy. I asked a fellow academy student, Dianne Wenz (who you know as VeggieGirl), to share her presentation here....more
I had a craving for a tuna fish sandwich for lunch today which led me to my basement to grab a jar of my sweet pickle relish. I love my homemade relish. I learned how to make it last year and I don't even know how many jars I have gone through, but it's been a lot. I find excuses to use it. It is that good. I promise. ...more
I thought things were slowly returning to an upswing but I was wrong. Last Saturday I fell during a ceremonial Walk To London roll and trashed my helmet. The fall was absurd and I am mad at myself for crashing under such innocuous circumstances. My helmet served me well and shattered as it should but I was dizzy for some time. After much consideration, I was taken to a nearby hospital in Washington DC on an ambulance, strapped to a board on the stretcher to immobilize me....more
It's time to break out the red, white and blue decorations, dust off the grill and party your swimsuit off! It's a time to celebrate summer but let's not forget that it's a time to party patriotic....more