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

Question Mark

    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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Asian Cabbage Salad with Citrusy-Ginger Dressing

Asian Cabbage Salad

Hello Dear Reader- One afternoon in December of 2013, I watched two videos in succession. The first, Earthlings, highlighted the suffering animals endure in the food industry and the second, a lecture by Gary Francione, examined the philosophy of animal use. Clearly moved by what I had learned, my husband asked, “does that mean you are going to stop eating…

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Top Ten Reasons the Mad River Valley in Vermont is a Vegan Paradise  

The Cubano Vegan Sandwich

The Mad River Valley encompasses the towns of Waitsfield, Warren and Moretown in north central Vermont. “The Valley” is  a popular tourist destination with spectacular scenery and a multitude of recreational opportunities. It also happens to be a paradise for vegan food lovers! Here are the top ten reasons vegans love visiting: 1) NOTE: Sadly, I…

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Simple Treat for Chocolate and Banana Lovers

Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Bread Muffins

Apart from one daughter who loathes them, we are a household full of banana lovers. They are a pantry staple we are almost never without. On the rare occasion that bananas over ripen and need to be used, I turn to my favorite banana bread/muffin recipe. The sweetly spiced nourishing  treat tastes AMAZING! They are…

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Living Without Cheese: Five Simple Tips

Vegan Cashew Cheese

The first time I was asked “what do vegans eat?” my response was “fruits, vegetables, grains, legumes, nuts and seeds.”   Then the follow-up question came, “yes, but what do they eat?” and I understood. This wasn’t a question about the particular ingredients consumed on a vegan diet but rather about how they come together in satisfying…

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