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

…in which I discuss plans for Vegan MoFo VII and the curious month ahead

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The month ahead is shaping up quite nicely, with those speakeasy night experiments, birthdays (and cakes) for J. Legume and myself, serious travel plans and more VeganMoFo brainstorming than I’ve ever attempted before. In case you’re unfamiliar, VeganMoFo is an annual month of dedicated food writing in which hundreds of bloggers and social media users from around the world attempt to post about vegan food multiple times a week. Continue reading

Photo Essay: Sunday Visits & Meals, Lents International Farmers Market

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I forget exactly why I decided to visit the Lents International Farmers Market for the first time, but its casual, down-to-earth vibe pulled me in from the get go. That, and the variety of chili peppers at such tempting prices. I think it may have simply been the notion of checking out all of Portland’s farmers markets, and seeing the unique aspects each one offers. So, when ‘International Farmers Market’ popped up on a list, I was hooked. 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

The Get Sconed! Food Porn Report for July ’13

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With VeganMoFo VII mere weeks ahead, I’ve been busy brainstorming and beginning to prepare, so it’s time to put aside the recipe posts and mason jars with the realization that August is truly moving forward, and share some good old-fashioned vegan food porn* glory, starting with one of the many handcrafted highlights… 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

Anatomy of a Grocery Trip: Fubonn (It’s the Summer of Curry)

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One place I keep in my rotation no matter what is Fubonn, an Asian supermarket on SE 82nd just south of Division, because inevitably, I find the need for lemongrass, coconut milk, fresh tofu and kaffir lime leaves in my life. I used to routinely make stir fries, fried rice and scrambled tofu with all the random, glorious vegetables I didn’t quite know what to do with from the market, and they still occur, but it’s now from-scratch, regional curries that inspire my dinner table (with Chiang Mai-inspired Jungle Curry in progress for this very evening).
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