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Soup of the Day: Vegan Bacon Chili

This customizable recipe is perfect cold weather food.

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Food

Soup of the Day: Fasolka

I have to admit that I like canned soups and stews. It’s all kinds of wrong, but the enormous (and not particularly healthy) amounts of salt that go in them are a guilty pleasure for me. Still, as much as I like canned Fasolka (Polish bean stew), I can honestly say that my husband’s homemade […]

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Ladyguides

Garbage in My House is the Mother of Invention

So I have a vice I’m not particularly proud of: soda. I drink a lot of it. Mostly because the hours I work are weird and without the sweet kiss of caffeine and high fructose corn syrup I’d be a zombie. This leads to a lot of plastic soda bottles. Now you can be a […]

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Ladyguides

Ladyguide: Three Sisters Gardening Method

You may have heard of the traditional gardening method called the three sister method: planting corn, beans and squash together to form a symbiotic relationship between the three.

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Veg*

Spicy Comfort Food of the Pinto Variety

I have had a can of pinto beans sitting in my pantry. In true apartment-living style, my pantry is a large cabinet above my microwave, but “pantry” sounds much nicer, though, upon further reflection, I am not sure that a sentence about a can of beans really merits much dressing up. Anyway, I have had […]

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Food

Texas Caviar

Family and friends time is upon us. The mass parade of potlucks and side dishes abound. I always have a few favorites that I fall back on, but every once in a while I find a new one that sounds too good to ignore. Texas Caviar is one of those side dishes. Don’t blame me, […]

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Veg*

Recipe Review: Sweet Potatoes, Beans, and Delicious Rice

I was feeling a little sweet and a little starchy this week, so I set out to find a recipe that would blend all sides of my mood. Enter this dish with sweet potatoes, beans, and delicious rice. A relatively simple dish to make, it is a warm, fall meal that is both filling and […]

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Food

Cool Beans: Bean Salads to Unite Us All

Summer isn’t the most fun time for vegans to eat with their non-vegan friends. Cookouts and picnics tend to be all about grilled meats, leaving the vegans to pick at a pickle sandwich while others are piling their plates with hamburgers and mayonnaise-laden sides. In response to Bryn’s brilliant article, I’ve created a couple of bean […]

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Food

The Best Damned Baked Beans Ever

This past weekend, I attended a barbecue with some of the other people in my doctoral program to watch some college football and eat some delicious food. I asked the hostess, who is one of my favorite people ever, if she already had someone bringing baked beans. She made a concerned face and said, “You […]

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Veg*

Lazy Meals: I Am Really Lazy and It Being Friday Just Makes Me Lazier

We all have days when we’re lazy with our food. At least that’s what I tell myself when it’s 7 p.m. on a Friday and I am tired and grouchy and desperate to make a meal that takes almost no work, skill, or imagination.

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Food

My Evolution Into a Foodie

Every family has a picky eater, the kid who spends at least three hours at the dinner table, surreptitiously transferring food to the dog or her brother’s plate or the trash can under the kitchen sink (a daring move and, if you cloak it under a napkin and your mom doesn’t notice, well worth the […]