Category Archives: Diets

Meatout Mondays: Vegan zucchini brownies

It is zucchini season! You know when it’s that time of year, because each meal includes zucchini; co-workers, neighbors, family and friends are practically shoving it your way from their gardens; and blogs are featuring many zucchini recipes (case in … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 10, featuring tomatoes and bread, three ways

When Jeff, Brandie and I were signing up for Goldfinch Farm’s CSA program, we decided to choose a working share — one that would require us to put in two four-hour shifts at the farm in exchange for paying a … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 9, featuring fresh tomato sauce, cucumber satay salad

In stark comparison to, say, Week 2 or Week 5, our CSA bounty from Goldfinch Farm is now busting at the seams and leans heavily… not-green: Our new basil plant (RIP old basil, destroyed by Japanese beetles) is growing beautifully, so when I … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: Vegan barbecue riblet quesadilla

I am once again taking on the label of vegan. Due to some not-so-pretty flareups of my IBS, I felt that a vegan diet is in my best interest. But who said vegans don’t eat well and have fun? I … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 7, featuring roasted pepper-tomato salsa, cucumber tzatziki sauce

Last week’s CSA share from Goldfinch Farm was our most colorful yet. Check out the goods: This was the first week we got carrots, although we haven’t used them up yet. All of these vegetables would go great in a … Continue reading

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Meatout Mondays: Stuffed cabbage casserole

In my hometown during this time a year, each weekend is filled with church bazaars. These are similar to this area’s church or township carnivals, but with one main difference — it is centered around Polish and/or Italian food. In northeastern … Continue reading

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CSA Summer: Week 5, featuring two-bean/pea salad, trout salad

Jeff and I both spent at least five, if not six, days last week covering the 70th U.S. Women’s Open, so we went pretty easy on our recipes using produce from our CSA share from Goldfinch Farm. Here’s the goods: … Continue reading

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So, do you eat enough protein? Conquering a vegan myth

If I had a nickle for every time someone asked me if I ate enough protein or showed some concern about my protein intake, I would have a chunk of change in my wallet. Most vegans roll their eyes at the ‘ol … Continue reading

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Slices of hydration: cucumbers and Greek yogurt

Last week I shared my tips for battling a lack of energy with a breakfast/snacktime egg muffin recipe; this week I’m all about the grazing. If there’s one crucial point of health you need to follow to ensure your energy … Continue reading

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Beans, beans the magical fruit

It’s time to spill the beans on the benefits of beans. We’re specifically talking about the vegetable, not coffee “beans,” those are actually not beans. There are over 1,000 different varieties of beans which are available dry, frozen or canned.

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