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Bryanna Clark Grogan

A VEGAN INDIAN FEAST FOR ANOTHER BIRTHDAY; EGGPLANT POMEGRANATE RELISH; AND SAVING A DESSERT FROM DISASTER!

Bryanna Clark Grogan | June 3, 2010 | Food, International, Lifestyle

Read More: eggplant, Eggplant and Pomegranate Relish, pomegranate molasses

A very hot mango chutney in the foreground; 2 raitas behind thatOn Saturday we celebrated another birthday-- for my friend H., hosted by some mutual friends D. and J. The birthday girl's  favorite cuisine is Indian, and she is a...

Janice Stanger, PhD

Twelve Ways to Make Cooking Fun and Easy

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 31, 2010 | Food

Read More: Cooking, recipes, restaurants, whole foods

Whip Up Health and Weight Loss Success in Minutes Imagine if someone actually paid you to be healthy. Sent you a handful of dollar bills every morning to have fun. That's what cooking your own food is like. Compared to...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

BIRTHDAY CAKE AND TEA

Bryanna Clark Grogan | May 29, 2010 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: Camilla Saulsbury, chocolate cake, Libre glass'n poly Tea Glass, tea, tea glass

Okay, I confess-- it was my birthday yesterday. But I'm being low-key about it this year. I made myself and DH a small, un-iced cake last night (we are having a casual celebration at a friend's house tomorrow, BTW). I...

Chef AJ

The BEST VEGAN/Gluten-free PIZZA I ever had

Chef AJ | May 27, 2010 | Food

Along with fellow blogger Julieanna Hever, the Plant Based Dietitian, I run a program called the Whole Food 30 Day Challenge.  The idea is to eat a completely whole food/plant based diet for 30 days, free of ANY processed...

Ellen Sheen

Sweet Potato Tempeh Pasta w/ 'Beurre' Blanc Sauce & Fresh Cilantro

Ellen Sheen | May 25, 2010 | Food

Read More: pasta, simple meals, simple recipes, tempeh, vegan, vegetarian

Last night was grab bag night; or at least it was supposed to be and it was... sort of. My grab bag items were sweet potatoes, cilantro, tempeh and arugula. I didn't touch the arugula. I did make a...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

A DELICIOUS LATIN AMERICAN FRUIT AND OAT "SMOOTHIE"

Bryanna Clark Grogan | May 20, 2010 | Food, International

Read More: avena, beverage, breakfast, breakfast drink, Caribbean, cuaquer, Latin American, oat drink, oatmeal, oats, pineapple, rolled oats, smoothie, South American

Pineapple and Oat breakfast drinkOddly enough, oatmeal is a staple in many Latin American and Caribbean households, and it is used, most interestingly, in wonderful, cheap, healthful hot and cold beverages. I came across this concept while researching Peruvian breakfast...

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD

Rainbow Roots-An Experiment in Creativity

Julieanna Hever, MS, RD | May 15, 2010 | Food

Read More: beets, carrots, CSA box, daikon radish, farm-fresh vegetables, fresh herbs, maple syrup, potato, produce, rainbow, root vegetables, yams

Every week, I look forward to retrieving my CSA box from the local elementary school cafeteria. I never know what I will receive in my crate filled with one day-old organic farm-fresh veggies. I view it as a challenge...what...

Ellen Sheen

Black Bean Spinach Enchiladas w/ Roasted Tomatillo Sauce

Ellen Sheen | May 14, 2010 | Food

Read More: mexican, tomatillos, vegan, vegan meals, vegetarian

I meant to post this for Cinco De Mayo... apologies for my late posting. The good news is in between then and now I have made some killer to share with you! Need: For the sauce:1 1/2 lb tomatillos,...

Gail Davis

Book Review: Viva Vegan! by Terry Hope Romero

Gail Davis | May 14, 2010 | Food

I've been wondering what Terry Hope Romero, the adorable coauthor of the best-selling books Veganomicon, Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World, and Vegan Cookies Invade Your Cookie Jar has been up to lately. Well, apparently she's been busy in the...

Vegan Vagabond

Hello, my name is Jim. I am an imperfect "veg*n"

Vegan Vagabond | May 11, 2010 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

I recently got in a little tiff with someone that was taking exception to someone being called a "vegan", when they were not "fully vegan." The premise of this person was, vegan is not just a diet, it is a...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

FOODIE TRIP TO PORTLAND, PART 5: NO-KNEAD BREAD SEMINAR, AND FOOD CART FESTIVAL

Bryanna Clark Grogan | May 7, 2010 | Food

Read More: food carts, IAXCP, Nancy Baggett, no-knead bread, Peter Reinhart, Portland OR, stretch and fold

Saturday morning I had the opportunity to attend the no-knead artisan bread seminar at IACP, featuring my "bread hero" Peter Reinhart (author of several books, including The Bread Baker's Apprentice, which I have read cover to cover; Peter Reinhart's Whole...

Vegan Vagabond

Oh, no, here goes my diet!

Vegan Vagabond | May 6, 2010 | Food

Read More: chicago, dining, Food, Restaurants, travel

I have always said, if I lived near Millennium Restaurant, in San Francisco, I would weigh 400 pounds. Ever since the first time I ate at Millennium, I have been envious that the good people of San Francisco were able...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

A RECIPE FOR HOMEMADE VEGAN BACON SALT, AND FOODIE TRIP TO PORTLAND, PART 4: DINING AT THE BLOSSOMING LOTUS

Bryanna Clark Grogan | May 3, 2010 | Food

Read More: bacon salt, Blossoming Lotus, Portland OR, stovetop smoker, veggie bacon bits

Homemade Bacon Salt in olive oilAt the Culinary Expo at the IACP Annual Conference in Portland, we tasted a delicious gourmet BBQ "Bacon Salt".   Now, I know that there is a bacon-mania going on out there (you can even buy bacon...

Vegparadise Blog

Mom's the Word on Her Special Day

Vegparadise Blog | May 2, 2010 | Food, Lifestyle

You may not consider yourself Julia Child's equal in the kitchen, but, take heart. Few of us have graduated from the rigors of Condon Bleu culinary training. And, it's unlikely Mom has such lofty expectations. You can be assured that...

Chef AJ

Ice Cream - for BREAKFAST???

Chef AJ | May 2, 2010 | Food

Why not, if it's made with only ONE INGREDIENT - FRUIT!!!  We've been enjoying this for over 20 years.  Sometime we even put it over our Rip's Big Bowl from the Engine 2 Cookbook.  It's also great with peaches, mangos,...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

FOODIE TRIP TO PORTLAND, PART 3: THE FIELD ROAST BOOTH AT THE CULINARY EXPO

Bryanna Clark Grogan | May 1, 2010 | Food

Read More: Field Roast, grain meat, IACP Culinary Expo, Portland OR, vegetarian meat

Field Roast Marketing Manager Jennifer Hryciw at the IACP Culinary ExpoOn Friday, April 23rd, the IACP hosted the Culinary Expo and Book Signing at the Oregon Convention Center. I was there to help Jennifer and her helper, Mel, serve samples and talk...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

FOODIE TRIP TO PORTLAND, PART 2: VEGAN BAKERIES

Bryanna Clark Grogan | May 1, 2010 | Food

Read More: Back to Eden, bakeries, Pertunia's Pies and pastries, Portland OR, Sweetpea Baking Co., The Dovetail Bakery, vegan bakeries, vegan pastries

The Dovetail Bakery front doorWhen Julie told me that Portland had 3-- count 'em- 3 vegan bakeries, I nearly fell over! I'm jealous, but it's probably for the best! The most well-known bakery is Sweetpea Baking Co., which we didn't...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

FOODIE TRIP TO PORTLAND, PART 1-- FOOD CARTS ON MISSISSIPPI MARKETPLACE

Bryanna Clark Grogan | May 1, 2010 | Food

Read More: food carts, Fran Costigan, IACP, Julie hasson, Native Bowl, Portland OR

  NATIVE BOWL, Julie and Jay Hasson's wonderful vegan food cart at Mississippi MarketplaceIt's been too long since I blogged! I've been in Portland, OR for 5 days, with 2 more days on either end for traveling to and from...

Ellen Sheen

Spicy Vegan Chili

Ellen Sheen | April 30, 2010 | Food

Read More: chili, vegan, vegan meals, vegan soup, vegetables

This chili was spicy and delicious! Note: if you do not like a lot of spice, don't put in a whole can of chilis in adobo sauce!Need:Oil for cookingOne onion, diced2 bell peppers, diced (I used one red and one green)4-6...