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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 […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Fire Cider Experiment

  So a few months ago – or maybe even a year – there was some kind of scuffle going around the interwebz about this Fire Cider business. My favorite local herbalist was in a twist over some company trying to copyright the name “Fire Cider,” which is an herbal remedy spanning way before copyrights […]

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Pomegranate Pluckin’

I love pomegranates. I mean, I really, really love them.  A good pomegranate is tough to find until about Thanksgiving, and I can see they’re already starting to lose their vigor and it’s only early January. They are the thing that push me to enjoy the darkest days of Autumn, right into Winter. I was […]

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Hot Pepper Sauce

Whenever Justin or I go grocery shopping, we always hit the “reduced produce” aisle. The best thing about the reduced produce aisle is that much of the stuff just looks bad, but isn’t. At least not yet. Tonight, they had a bunch of hot peppers that were all wrinkled and turning red (the best kind!). […]

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Ginger Bug’s A-Brewin

This last six months or so, I’ve been kind of fascinated and obsessed with fermented things. It started with sourdough many years ago. It moved firmly into kefir  & sauerkraut  this fall and now into mildly alcoholic brews, namely ginger ale. Justin & I gave up commercial soda in August, but occasionally we crave a sweet […]

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Sept 25, Grocery Project & Grape Juice

It’s been an incredibly busy week so far, but we still made time for homemade grape juice. We had a bumper crop of Concord grapes at the community garden this year, so Justin & I were able to get just enough to make about a pint of grape juice without feeling too greedy. We brought the grapes […]

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Sept 20, Grocery Project

Things are moving along smoothly as we make our transition from summer to autumn in New England. The nights and mornings are noticeably chillier; the sun is a bit weaker and sets earlier. I have started bringing my plants in as well as re-potted many indoor plants that had outgrown their homes over the summer. […]

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Sept 18, Grocery Project

Oh, what a week! We’ve got so many little projects going on, some food-related, many not. The sauerkraut is gurgling away; it has already expanded to the top of the jars. This is all pretty exciting. I’ve been brewing kefir like mad – even made some kefir cheese! I’m taking between a cup and a […]