April 11, 2010
Sweet Olive Flowers

Trees are sporting new leaves, kittens are turning into cats, and this week, my own little girl is becoming a teenager. With so many natural changes going on, it seems fitting that this blog is about to go through some changes of its own. I wanted to let you know what’s happening, and while I’m […]

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Veganstyle Cruising

December 1, 2009
Guatemala from the ship

I’m back! Sorry to leave you without new recipes for so long, but I have to admit that I needed a vacation. Now that I’m home and Thanksgiving is over, I have lots of plans for new recipes. Unfortunately, right now they’re just plans, so in the meantime, let me tell you a little about […]

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Little Creatures

August 7, 2009

A quick trip to my parents’ house in the country means three things: a time to catch up on family gossip, an opportunity to feast on my mother’s vegan lasagna, and a chance to tour my Dad’s garden with my camera in hand. My father, a retired horticulturist, has two gardening passions, azaleas and cacti. […]

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Sunday Garden Blogging

September 21, 2008

I’ve been outside a lot lately, enjoying my garden and taking a few photos when I can remember to bring the camera out with me. As it turns out, when I look closely enough I find that I’m not the only one enjoying the garden. I was admiring my basil, which is just now hitting […]

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Family-Friendly Recipes Class

May 10, 2008

I have some huge news…and a favor to ask. A few days ago I received an email from Mary McDougall of the McDougall Program asking if I would be a part of their Celebrity Chef Weekend. Well, after I checked a few times to make sure that a) she hadn’t misaddressed the email and b) […]

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Top 10 Recipes and Earth Day

April 22, 2008

Erik Marcus over at has polled the top vegan cookbook writers to come up with the Top 10 Recipes of 2008. He started by compiling a list of ten of the best recent vegan cookbooks, including two that I’ve reviewed here in the last couple of months, Vegan Express and Vegan Fire and Spice, […]

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Unexpected Storm

April 8, 2008

Friday morning started off like any other. After my morning coffee, I took the dog for a walk around the neighborhood, both of us glad to be out on such a beautiful day. When we got back to our yard, I grabbed my camera to take a shot of the first blooms on one of […]

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Still Not Cooking, but Not Completely Unproductive Either

December 7, 2007

I’ll be honest with you. I haven’t cooked anything new worth writing about since the Chocolate-Orange Cake. Several days ago, I attempted baby eggplants stuffed with tofu ricotta, and they tasted good but not noteworthy. Besides, by the time they finished cooking, my family was too famished to wait for me to photograph them; we […]

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Flowers and Bees

October 7, 2007

It’s a sure sign that I haven’t been doing much cooking when I start posting non-food photos. For the next week we have house guests, so I probably won’t be doing much experimental cooking for a while. (I tend to stick to tried-and-true recipes when other people’s meals are at stake.) In the meantime, here […]

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Springtime in Mississippi

September 29, 2007

Of course, it’s not really springtime in Mississippi, but try telling that to the flowers! I’ll be posting a new recipe soon, but in the meantime, I thought you might enjoy a look at the local color. This is one of my “Katrina survivor” spider lilies. After the hurricane, huge pine trees littered my parents’ […]

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It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

April 29, 2007

It’s too beautiful today to stay inside and cook, so I spent the morning taking photos in my backyard. Here are a few of my favorites: Leaves of Grass After the brown lawns of winter, simple green grass is always a pleasure. Surprise Visitor I was taking a shot of this ivy leaf and didn’t […]

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