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


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

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

But doesn’t a little wine make it a BETTER Friday?

Today, I was walking down Milwaukee enjoying the beautiful weather--and a vegan chocolate chip ice cream cone--yum!  I moseyed past lots of other Chicagoans enjoying this day in their own ways...  Some were walking their dogs or chit-chatting with friends (or even strangers) on the corner, while many were sitting at tables on the sidewalks … Continue reading But doesn’t a little wine make it a BETTER Friday?