Categories
food peasant foods veganing

Coffee Date with Lovey

Yeah, he’s cute and all, but there are pastries to be had. And mama ain’t foolin’. Beautiful, delicious, amazing vegan pastries. But, I’m cheap, and Wildflour is not, so I always buy their “day old” cookies, 3 for $5, which is still kind of steep, but definitely more my style. So my favorite cookie is […]

Categories
food veganing

Magic Soup a.k.a. Phở Chay

Justin, reporting in. Yesterday’s breakfast: Oatmeal with banana. Yesterday’s lunch: Leftover chickpea “egg” salad wrap with chips. By mid-afternoon Keri wasn’t feeling well and skipped dinner. I had a repeat of the Garden Wrap for my dinner. Keri still wasn’t feeling well this morning when we I had our Oatmeal again. For lunch, I had the […]

Categories
food peasant foods veganing

Lazy Sundays

So last night we made our breakfast beans, and we pretty much just snacked on them all day until we both were so full of beans that we had to actually remove them from our sight (put them away) so we wouldn’t continue.  It was a very chill day; we were entirely domestic: cleaning the […]

Categories
food peasant foods plants simple living Uncategorized veganing

Leftovers all day.

We don’t have anything terribly new to report: we had leftovers all day. For breakfast we had our stand-by tofu, beans & potato burrito; for lunch we had the last of the tacos; for dinner I had the last of the spaghetti sauce (I went to a pasta-dinner fundraiser for a friend’s niece, and was […]

Categories
food simple living veganing

French Leek Friday

We started out the day with our faithful oatmeal (ermagherd, I love Justin’s oatmeal) and black coffee.  I headed out to teach the PE class I’m covering until June (hooping and yoga, whaaaaat?), came home to take care of some work, then we set out for falafel times.  Delicious falafel times. The coolest thing about […]

Categories
food peasant foods veganing

Cinco de Veganayo

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] We repeated breakfast this morning with our favorite tofu, bean & potato burrito, with a side of beans and black coffee. See how I told you we repeat? For lunch we both had our classic lunch salad and leftover spaghetti from last night.  But tonight: […]

Categories
food peasant foods veganing

Day 4: The Veganing

Pancakes! Yield appx 8 three-inch pancakes. We like pancakes, and we definitely like pancakes made from scratch. I am not at all a pancake-from-a-box eater because a) they’re gross,  b) pre-made mixes are overpriced and c) I don’t have as much control over the ingredients. Luckily, pancakes are one of those things that are very […]

Categories
food peasant foods veganing

Veganing Out of Doors, Day 3

Previously on The Veganing…. No big surprise: we had the same breakfast today as we did the day before yesterday, except instead of buckwheat, we used potatoes. This version is our standard breakfast burrito, and this raised bar is pretty tough to beat (though the buckwheat comes close). As our series progresses, I think you’ll […]

Categories
food veganing

Veganing Day 2: Hearty Oatmeal Breakfast, Salad Lunch, and Bánh Mì Chay Dinner

Keri often works really long hours which requires a good hearty breakfast and that I pack her lunch AND dinner for the day. Plus, it all needs to be made and ready to go by 8:30 a.m. so these three recipes don’t take long to make at all. 10 minutes each. Hearty Oatmeal Our second […]

Categories
life peasant foods veganing

May project: The Veganing

Introduction As our closest friends and family know already, Justin & I made the transition to full-on veganism at the first of the year. Over the past four months, we’ve tried all kinds of different products, recipes, and vegetables; some were excellent, but many either fell flat, or just weren’t very good. I think we both […]

Categories
food peasant foods simple living

Sourdough 5 for 5

  So my experiments have been yielding consistent and pleasing results.  The last two loaves I’ve made have weighed in at 1100g, which I think really is a good size for my glass loaf pan. I’ve graduated to using the other glass loaf pan in the oven full-time to get a GREAT rise. I’m still […]

Categories
food peasant foods simple living

Ash Wednesday & pancakes

Scallion Pancakes for Ash Wednesday?  Awww YEAH. What more a perfect way to bring in the season than allium? They are the quintessential representative of spring.  And I happened to have some sitting in a jar that needed to be used up. Do you know what else I had to use up? That’s right: sourdough […]

Categories
art books chickens food foraging nature plants simple living

All Signs Point

Oh. My. Stars. My friend, Petra, invited me to go with her, her husband and her sister to Niantic for their annual pilgrimage to the 30% off book sale at the Book Barn.  So first of all: The Book Barn. My first visit to The Book Barn was with my dear friend Eggie a few […]

Categories
food simple living

Milk Kefir Photo Op…

A friend of mine posted a photo of her water kefir grains that she’s brewing in a swing-top wire bale Le Parfait jar. I keep my brewed kefir in a Le Parfait jar, and it’s so meta-perfect, that I thought I’d give it an opportunity to be as sexy as storing milk kefir can be: […]

Categories
food plants simple living Uncategorized

Ginger Ale

We’ve poured our first batch of ginger ale, and it’s pretty exciting.  We made the wort out of ginger & sugar, then added lemon, vanilla and ginger bug when everything cooled. Because we keep our apartment cold by American standards (60F), we kept the ale on top of the stove so it could capture a little extra […]