Vegan Offerings for Portland Dining Month 2014

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It’s a mesmerizing time to be tasting one’s way through vegan Portland as I tiptoe back into the vegan dining scene for Portland Dining Month. Continue reading

Pumpkin Pie Infusions & Holiday Entertaining Shindig 12/7

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Life, infusions, recipe testing and an invitation to Vida Vegan’s Holiday Event this Saturday in Portland, OR. P.S. my blog is snowing. Continue reading

Photo Essay: Sauvie Island Peach Picking & Consequent Tart

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Day 20> A simple photo essay, looking back on a summer afternoon spent peach picking on Sauvie Island. Pleasant, fruitful (ba da bum) memories. Continue reading

The Hashtag MoFo ###

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Day 15> In which Jess plays catch-up thanks to an Instagram obsession after a few days of root canal recoup. Continue reading

Hump Day: Weekend Birthday Cake, Drinks & Dinner at Departure

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VeganMoFo Day Eleven > Looking back on Days Six & Seven with a coconut layer cake, dinner at Departure and my 31st birthday celebration stuff. Continue reading

Submit Your Ideas: The New Portland Vegan 100

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  It’s beyond time to revamp the epic Portland Vegan 100. The purpose of the Portland Vegan 100 is to be a handy to-do (well, eat & enjoy) list of our city’s greatest vegan dining options for out-of-towners and dedicated, hungry residents, alike. There have been … Continue reading

Vegan Eats Burrito: Chipotle’s New Tofu Sofritas

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Will mainstream vegan options inspire or simply capitalize? Only time will tell, and I’m remaining optimistic. Continue reading

Farewell to Dovetail

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A fond farewell to a Portland vegan bakery….To every vegan that’s frantically asked me where to eat on their Portland vacation these past few years, you probably heard me rave about those cinnamon rolls, and I hope you had the chance to make their acquaintance. Continue reading

June cookin’

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First things first, Happy Vegan Pizza Day! If three little things weren’t standing in the way of my own pizza-making ambitions today, well, I’d have some dough rising right now. Instead, I’m melting into a puddle of freckles as it’s … Continue reading

DIY French Press Cacao Nib Cold Brew (Hey Summer, You’re Welcome)

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Cold brew has become one of the savings graces of warmer days in my life, and it’s ridiculously easy to make at home. You’re essentially extracting the coffee into more of a concentrate (which is why you’re typically see cold brew priced higher than coffee). The method I used comes from Cook’s illustrated’s Dan Souza, and is available on the website of America’s Test Kitchen. As if you could have any doubts now. I’ve combined a couple of steps, based on how I’ve been making at home the past two summers, and throw in the addition of rich cacao nibs, ripped off from my dear from Tom (who rules!). Continue reading