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Great Resources for the Veg Curious

Great Resources for the Veg Curious

Dear Readers- I’m often asked for tips on getting started down the path of vegan eating and living. This is a fabulous time, as compared to ten or even five years ago, to explore the vegan lifestyle. There is so much information available, an embarrassment of riches really, that it can be difficult at times…

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Valentine’s Day Treats

Pomegranate, date and fig chocolate cups

Hello Dear Readers- Looking to prepare a Valentine’s Day treat for the sweeties in your life? Consider these Ancient Fruit and Superfood Chocolate Cups, two of the most popular desserts I make. They come together in minutes, look beautifully artisan and are topped with a variety of health-promoting goodies. Ancient Fruit and Superfood Chocolate Cups  …

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Two Videos for Fair Foods

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Hello Dear Readers, Recently I learned about Fair Foods in Boston, a non-profit food rescue organization that collects edible food, which would otherwise go to waste, and provides it at low or no cost to those in need. There’s no shortage of food to be rescued. The USDA estimates that America wastes 133 billion pounds…

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A Fabulous Dish for Thanksgiving or Anytime of Year

Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

  Dear Readers-   It’s fall in New England. The supermarket shelves abound with beautiful, seasonal vegetables and Thanksgiving sits just around the corner.  The best part of the holiday is time with family but I’m looking forward to the delicious food too.  That may be surprising. After all, I’m vegan and, therefore, don’t eat turkey. You see,…

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“Have You Lost Weight?” and Other Questions I’m Asked as a Vegan

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    Vegans eat plants. That’s it. To many, this diet sounds radical. I get it. Less than two years ago I ate meat, fish, eggs, and dairy and a vegan diet seemed to me “a bleak and inexplicable asceticism akin to culinary celibacy”[1]. So I do welcome and sympathize with the following five most…

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Pumpkin-Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Pumpkin Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

Fall has arrived in New England. It is the most wonderful season for viewing gorgeous red, orange and golden hued foliage, walking a four-legged friend and sipping warmed mulled cider by the fire.     Recently, my thoughts have turned to holiday baking and my favorite autumnal ingredients. With that in mind, I created the recipe below for a…

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Beantown Kitchen Cooking Class

Beantown Kitchen Cooking Class- Preparing Kale, Tofu, Sesame Salad

Not only was it a great pleasure to have my college-aged daughter home for a stretch of time this summer, but it proved to be highly convenient too. Photos of me and my classes, I’ve been told, are somewhat lacking on my website and she kindly offered to fix that problem. Below are some shots of…

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Make it With Matt: Acai Bowls

Acai Bowl with Berries, Chia and Cacao Nibs

Dear Readers This past weekend more than 3500 riders cycled across 46 towns in Massachusetts as part of the Pan Mass Challenge. I’m super proud of Dan and Katie for cycling a combined total of almost 300 miles for this charity fundraiser. Here they are  feeling surprisingly well at the end of a 100 mile stretch.     After the…

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Acadia Breakfast Bowl

Acadia Breakfast Bowl

Dear Readers,   I named this fiber and antioxidant rich blueberry chia oatmeal bowl after the gorgeous Acadia National Park located in Maine.     Wild blueberries are the official fruit of this Northeastern state.       They are nutritional powerhouses: high in Vitamin C, manganese and antioxidants. On top of that, the phytonutrients…

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