Category Archives: vegan

kale&radish salad w/creamy dressing

kaaaaaaaaaaaaale

kale kale kale, I could scream from the top of my lungs! Or perhaps the bottom. I believe that would indeed be the most profound.
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inverted oreo cake

inverted-oreo-cake-gluten-free-webIt’s like a dream, an inverted, chocolate-laced, cheesecake flavored twisted reverie of a treat loved past.

If I were a professional nature show host, I might say that what we’ve got here, mate, is a very rare breed. “It seems to resemble oreo, yes, that’s sure. Only that it’s a little more like a brownie, and makes me feel good when I eat it. It seems to be a little short on the gluten, and, oddly, instead of having an overly sweet filling, it tastes like cheesecake. I reckon we better let this lil bugga into the wild for all to enjoy.”

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BUBBLE CHILD featured on VEGAN MIAM this week

vegan-miam-screenshotRika and Doni are living the vegan dream.  Their blog Vegan Miam — “miam” deriving from the French word for “yum” — catapults them around the world, where they explore major and minor cities alike, tasting their way through the animal-free side of the local cuisine.  This week, I am absolutely honored to have guest posted a complete vegan version of my homemade spring roll with thai “peanut” sauce.

Nut and gluten-free, of course.  (and complete herbavore as the name would have it!)

I recommend checking out the site.  For meat avoiders and embracers, the photography is so tantalizing you won’t care if the dishes were made from cardboard.  (Which would be rather impressive and disappointing all at once.)

Bubble Child on Vegan Miam: http://veganmiam.com/guest-posts/spring-rolls-nut-free-thai-peanut-sauce

two springrolls

reflections on great things

I have come to the realization that it takes an enormous amount of energy to do great things. I’ve heard that once and I hear it now.

Great things come in a grand spread of forms. Great things are tying your shoe for the first time, overcoming the loss of a parent, turning your creative passion into a full time occupation while trying to make ends meet. These are great things, and the energy they take is both new and demanding, intense relatively and independently.

If the source of this energy is undefined, the negations of it are certainly not: bad relationships, lack of self love, an imbalance of health.

Health is beyond physical. It is mental, emotional, spiritual. It is a type of self love humble and convincing at once. If we know that a lack thereof deprives great things, and we live in a society obsessed with great things, why don’t we take care of ourselves more?

Kudos to you for visiting a site that cares about health, pleasure, and what we put in our bodies. Take care of yourself this weekend! And then share it. 🙂

potted herbs > packaged herbs

mintI’ve come to a revelation– I hope to never buy herbs again in the grocery store!  This reality goes far beyond any sort of farm-to-table philosophy and straight into my pocket, I decided I will grow all the herbs in my own garden from now on, so they will be more natural and healthy, I even get the best trimmer from http://thegardeninghub.com/reviews/top-hedge-trimmers/ just for this. So take note:

herbs

Each of these plants cost no more than 3 bucks.  In the grocery store where the herbs will probably die in like 3 days anyways?  One buck less.  And they don’t keep having little herb babies.

Buy your own herb pots!  Even if you have no garden (I surely do not have enough moolaw to afford a garden in this urban landscape) simply keep a few pots of choice in your kitchen next to the window.  These lovelies reproduce more quickly than rabbits.  …which is why I don’t feel bad using the baby leaves to top my tartines with my teff bread.

plated tartine herb