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Pickled Purslane

I love purslane. The first time I had purslane was when I was invited to a former student’s house for lunch. She made a traditional Mexican pork stew with “verdolagas” or what we call purslane, tomatillos (another favorite) and peppers. It was delicious. I’ve never been much of a meat-eater, and the pork was fine […]

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Real fruit popsicles

Today is the kind of day where you feel like you are covered in mucus. It is so ridiculously hot, that even my own skin bothers me. I ache to peel it from my bones, but it’s a bad idea. In our series of cold comfort foods, Justin and I made, preemptively, fruit popsicles. These […]

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Sushi Time

It’s hot here. It’s mid July, and we’re hot. All we want are cold foods, so last night we made sushi for today’s lunch. This is one of my favorite home combinations. We make teriyaki tofu, shredded beets, beet greens, shredded carrots, and (of course) sushi rice. In the Before Times, Justin and I used […]

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Purslane and baby beet greens

I thinned our baby beets and cleared much of the purslane, but grabbed some choice clusters to pack into our tacos later.

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Nime Chow Salad

So this salad would not be Whole30 compliant if I were not adapting it for vegetarian. Legumes are off the list for Whole30 if you’re a meat-eater, but I use legumes a little bit, and since peanuts are a legume, they are technically off the menu. That said, I have peanut powder which is super […]

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Whole30 “Lasagne” Soup

Every Sunday is prep day at home, and every Sunday we make a big soup that will carry us through the week. Most of the time, it is what we call “Lasagne” soup. Whole30 restricts grains and dairy, so basically Lasagne soup is really just Tomato vegetable soup, but hey: whatever. We use thinly sliced […]

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Whole30 Compliant Phô

My mood today is much improved. I’m starting to feel more like my regular self – still a little tired, but not too much. I think this is day 6. I’m so glad I had opportunity to go visit with Eve in her new apartment today. It’s so cute! I truly wish we had more […]

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Unloaded “Baked” Potato

Round two, Day 4? I don’t even know, tbh. We’re in that weird space where we feel kind of blah. This is to be expected, as the Whole30 Timeline does predict rather accurately. The first time we did Whole30 was in January, so when I had a sniffly nose and congested head, I just chalked […]

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Jackfruit & Tofu Tikka Masala

We’re doing our second round of Vegetarian Whole30, and we’re super excited about it. Justin made a beautiful Jackfruit & Tofu Tikka Masala.  He used this recipe, except he didn’t really follow it.  Instead of cream, he used cashew milk, and he omitted the butter and honey, and added cubed potatoes. When we cook up […]

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Feeling Juicy!

Im feeling much better today. I didn’t risk it by getting up unnecessarily early, of course; had coffee in bed and dreamed of fresh juice. I thought I’d drop into Benefit Juice Bar on my way ho me from yoga, but logistics disagreed.

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Zero Waste Cupcakes

Anybody who really knows me, knows how much I dislike wasting things, so when I have opportunity to use up the last bits of stuff into new things, I’m all over it. For breakfast today, we had Justin’s famous oatmeal and black coffee.  Last night, though, we had an after-dinner coffee, so when Justin went […]

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Mediterranean Spread

So this happened. Pita Bread (yield 8) 2T active dry yeast 1/2t sugar 1C lukewarm water let proof, then mix with 310g flour 1t salt 2T olive oil (optional) knead until smooth; let rise to double, divide into eight pieces, roll flat into a circle and bake on a heated stone or cast iron at 475F […]

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Vegetable Sandwich & Blubharb Tarts

I’m falling way behind, folks, but I’m in for the month!  I’m not going to blog the repeats that we eat because we tend to eat the same things over and over; however, this sandwich – while it is a relative staple on our lunch menu – was extraordinary and worth blogging about.  Justin picks up these great rolls […]

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“Egg” Seasoning the Veganing

Just about the only thing I think we really miss having is egg. As luck would have it, there is this amazing spice called Kala Namak and it tastes just like hardboiled egg yolk. Kala Namak is also called Black Salt, Indian Black Salt, or Himalayan Black Salt. You should be able to find this […]

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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 […]