Food Review – Freeze Dried Mango from Trader Joe’s

Yesterday, I stopped by Trader Joe’s to pick up a few necessities for upcoming meals—almond milk, tortillas, and such.  (Because of the recent polar vortex, they were out of everything I needed.  Astute Chicagoans, understanding that they might be surrounded by brutal wind chills and frozen snow drifts for forty-eight hours, apparently bought groceries to … Continue reading Food Review – Freeze Dried Mango from Trader Joe’s

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Morning Glory

This morning, I left the apartment without eating breakfast.  I figured I would pick up a little something while I was running around.  As soon as I felt the November air kiss my face, I started craving a vegan Morning Glory muffin from Madison Market.  In the nine years of living in Seattle, I had … Continue reading Morning Glory

Pretty Edible

I've been seeing this more and more...  centerpieces and such of food that is cut, shaped, and arranged to look like flowers. I've also been seeing this more and more....flower arrangements that are shaped, trimmed, and placed to look like food. I'm just gonna go on record right here and now that I prefer food … Continue reading Pretty Edible

Cooking Tips From Amanda #17

Mmm!  Homemade black bean soup!  Delicious, yes?  Definitely, but make sure you've got your wits about you while you're cooking.  Even if you always turn off your blender before unplugging it, make sure you put the lid on those tomatoes before you plug that blender back in.  Yes, it makes for a funny moment from … Continue reading Cooking Tips From Amanda #17

Deck the Halls and Roll the Balls

Nearly every year around this time I make my Grandma's Russian tea cakes (veganized, of course).  They are yummy, fun to look at, and an all-around great Christmas cookie.  But this year, they turned out even better for me than they usually do.  I don't know if it was the 1940's radio program (Phillip Marlowe) … Continue reading Deck the Halls and Roll the Balls

Confusing Yum

Yesterday evening I went to Whole Foods.  I donated three boxes of pasta to their donation-box for a neighborhood elementary school's kitchen.  In exchange, I got a fun bag with a lot of lil' samples--moisturizers, scrubs, soaps, etc...  Tonight I tried one of the face creams. I should NOT use moisturizer that's made with raspberry … Continue reading Confusing Yum

A Kinder, Gentler (and Tastier, Healthier) Betty Crocker

Bopping around on the internet today, I came across this.  I don't know these folks but I want to befriend them now on account of how delightful I think they are for doing this.  Awesome. I love to cook and bake, but usually take somewhat of a hiatus from the big projects during summer months.  … Continue reading A Kinder, Gentler (and Tastier, Healthier) Betty Crocker