Pies/Hearts/Tarts & an Interview with Dynise Balcavage

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An interview with Dynise Balcavage, aka the Urban Vegan, author of the new book: Pies and Tarts with Heart. Photos of Frozen Grasshopper Pie, Gingered-Pear Pie and Pumpkin Pie. And now, I am seriously craving pie and humming the song from Waitress… Continue reading

We’re Not in Portland Anymore: Postcards from Hiatus, Hiatus

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Scenes from my vegan travels in Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai and Bangkok. Continue reading

Hiatus, Hiatus Part I: Bangkok, May Kaidee and The Search for Mr. Yim

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Greetings from the final days of Vegan MoFo, the start of our six week hiatus in SE Asia and our first few days in Bangkok… Continue reading

Autumn Inevitability: Homemade Pumpkin Coconut Coffee Creamer

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Day 22: The DIY coffeeshop fun continues with homemade pumpkin coconut creamer and cinnamon breath. 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

Hump Day Fronch Toast Glory with Bacon Seitan & Miso-Coconut Palm Sugar Caramelized Figs

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In continuation of the golden, pan-fried bread for hump day tradition, here’s a closer to look at how a ridiculously delightful, recent brunch came together. Indulgent? Check. Utilizing slices from a loaf of bread that wouldn’t hold up to sandwiches? … 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

Curry-Basil Fried Rice Appreciation (and Recipe)

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VeganMoFo Day Three> Fried rice takes one hot pan and a few basic ingredients: that rice from the night before, veggies, soy sauce, sesame oil, pinches of sugar and pepper, and maybe some baked cubes or smoked strips of tofu to make lunch happen. Or lately, some tofu just scrambled in, breakfast style. Continue reading