Monthly Archives: October 2013

Moroccan butternut quinoa with Collard greens

Gotta love Meatout Mondays! Here is a great fall recipe. If you haven’t already, sign up for their free newsletter. You get free recipes every Monday! I substituted quinoa for the couscous because it’s less processed and more nutritious (higher … Continue reading

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Chickpea & lentil stew

The crisp weather gets me in the mood for slow cooker stew! This is a good one from Whole Foods. It has a subtle hint of Indian flavor but even non-Indian foodies will love it. I added a bunch of … Continue reading

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Roasted beet & quinoa salad with citrus dressing & goodies!

I started with this inspiring recipe from Dishing up the Dirt. Instead of fennel, I used leftover broccoli stems! Since that’s what I had…waste not want not! But I’m sure the fennel would have been even better. Any winter squash … Continue reading

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African Sweet Potato Stew

With peanut butter, cinnamon, and cayenne, this stew is hearty, fragrant, rich, creamy, spicy, warming, delicious. Thank you Meatout Mondays! and Colleen Patrick-Goudreau! Olive oil 2 onions, chopped 3 garlic cloves, minced/crushed/pressed 3 sweet potatoes peeled & chopped 2 bell … Continue reading

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Best vegan brunch in DC

The best vegan brunch in DC is at Muse Cafe at the Corcoran. They do a vegan brunch buffet every Sunday and it sure is classy! I’ve been so many times that Todd Gray, the chef, comes over to say … Continue reading

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The Big Apple!

I spent the weekend, as I often do, in Vegan Mecca AKA NYC! I started off by having lunch at Peacefood Cafe. This is one of my favorite lunch spots. They have everything from raw (the raw lasagna & raw … Continue reading

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Food vs. non-food

Interesting article from NPR that I could relate to on many levels about the evolution of our views about what is food vs. non-food, what is disgusting vs. appetizing, and how that differs from culture to culture and person to … Continue reading

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Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary

Sunday I attended the Annual Open House Fundraiser at Poplar Spring Animal Sanctuary in Poolesville, MD. This is a lovely place that rescues animals. They rely on donations & volunteers so please consider getting involved. Check out their website. They … Continue reading

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Brazilian Black Bean Stew

I adapted this recipe from: A Diet For All Seasons by Elson M. Haas, MD Olive oil 1 large yellow onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced/crushed 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 carrots, peeled & chopped 2 small green peppers, chopped … Continue reading

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Sesame roasted fall veggies

I know I keep posting roasted veggie recipes…but it’s fall! And guess what…this is the BEST ONE YET!!! ­čÖé Sauce: 2 T sesame seeds + more for serving 2 T sesame oil 1-2 cloves garlic 2 T low-sodium gluten-free Tamari … Continue reading

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