How to Eat Vegan on a Carnival Cruise

October 4, 2016
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Cruising can be intimidating for vegans, but if you follow these 9 suggestions, you’re guaranteed to have a great vegan cruise. Crusing is scary for most vegans. We’re used to being in complete control of what we eat, and the idea of being trapped on a ship and at the mercy of its cooks prevents […]

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Vidalia Onion Stir-fry Sauce

August 28, 2014
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While I was on vacation, I discovered a delicious stir-fry sauce that blends the sweetness of Vidalia onions from Georgia with Asian ginger. It’s a tantalizing fusion of Southern and Asian flavors, and my version doesn’t contain any sugar or thickeners.

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Cute Critters and Mountain Views: Our Second Colorado Vacation

August 10, 2012
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It started out with altitude sickness and ended with food poisoning, but my family and I still had a great time on our trip to Colorado. Here, in mostly photos, are the highlights:

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Waterfalls and Crutches and Bears, Oh My! — Our California Vacation

July 14, 2011
Crutches in San Francisco

On the second day of our summer vacation, our daughter E fell and broke her foot while hiking on a rocky trail in a remote part of Sequoia National Park.  We were about half a mile away from the trail head on our way back, and we hadn’t seen one other person on the trail […]

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Cucumber Hummus

August 12, 2010
Cucumber Hummus Recipe

Monday afternoon I got back from vacation with a suitcase full of dirty laundry, four camera cards full of photos, and an injured hand and rib.  The short story on the injuries is that after tiptoeing around for a week on Maine’s rocky shorelines and mountainsides, terrified I’d either break an ankle or wind up […]

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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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Cumin-Grilled Tofu with Papaya Salsa

July 5, 2008
Cumin-Grilled Tofu with Papaya Salsa

I know that some of you are eager to hear how the McDougall Celebrity Chef Weekend went, but I’m sure others couldn’t care less and are just waiting for the next recipe to be posted. So, in the interest of being all things to all people (a character flaw of mine), here’s a quick summary […]

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Catching Up

June 2, 2008

For those of you who haven’t been following my Twitter posts, it may come as a surprise to you that I’ve been away on vacation for the last 8 days. Since I write this blog under my real name and location, I’m uncomfortable announcing when I’m going to be away from home, so I deviously […]

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What I Did on my Spring Break Vacation

March 20, 2008

Warning: Photo-heavy post. No food. Much water. I have food for you, a St. Patrick’s Day dish that is actually two recipes in one. Making it took up most of the day on Sunday, and I’d hoped to get it posted in time for the holiday itself. What I forgot to take into consideration is […]

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Post-Thanksgiving Miscellaneous Edition

November 25, 2007

We had a good Thanksgiving visit with my husband’s family in New Orleans, but I’m glad to be back home. A couple of people wanted to know what Bryanna’s Soy and Seitan “Turkey” was like, so I thought I’d post our impressions along with a couple of photos. Here’s how it looked just after it […]

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FatFree Vegan Pigs Out in Chicago

August 2, 2007

“Chicago: Seitan maker for the world.”–updated Carl Sandburg There’s so much that I left out of my last post about the BlogHer conference. Like…I saw Amy Sedaris practically hijack a session about craft blogging, and I heard Elizabeth Edwards make candid comments that I can’t imagine any other spouse of a presidental candidate saying. I […]

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Food Bloggers Eat Up Chicago

July 31, 2007

View of Chicago from a tour boat I’m back from Chicago. I had a fantastic time at BlogHer, so crammed full of interesting people, experiences, and food that I’ve been unable to process it and put it into words. Being the technical geek freak that I am, though, I have been able to process some […]

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Guest Blog by Nava Atlas: An Offbeat Potato Salad

July 16, 2007
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I am very honored to welcome Nava Atlas as my very first guest blogger. Most of you know Nava from her many vegetarian cookbooks, including Vegetarian Soups for All Seasons, The Vegetarian Family Cookbook, and the classic Vegetariana. If you’ve been missing Nava’s blog since she went on hiatus, here’s your opportunity to try out […]

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Hot and Tired but Glad to be Home

July 12, 2007

Whew! I’m still tired! Thanks to the generosity of my parents, we’ve just returned from a whirlwind cruise to Cozumel, Mexico, with my mom and dad, my sister and her family, and my brother and his wife. There were 12 of us in all, and I think I’m safe in saying that we all had […]

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New Orleans, Part Deux, and a Little Biloxi

May 31, 2007

[Click here for Part Une] For dinner on our second night in New Orleans, we decided to get in our car and leave the French Quarter for a little Chinese restaurant uptown, August Moon. The Chinese restaurants here in Jackson are sadly lacking in the vegan (and taste) departments, so D. and I were really […]

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New Orleans, Part Une

May 29, 2007

In my last post I mentioned that I was looking forward to taking a break, and this past weekend, I got one. To celebrate our 11th anniversary, D. and I dropped E. off at his mother’s house and headed across town to a hotel in the French Quarter: While E. was spending time with her […]

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Weekend Country Photo Blogging

March 25, 2007

I spent most of the weekend at my parents’ house and came home with a few edible goodies in a cooler and a full Compact Flash card in my camera. Here are a few photos from southeast Louisiana, where the trees are bigger than the buildings: This is my parents house, dwarfed by the giant […]

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Home Again

March 16, 2007

Every Spring break, my parents, my sister’s family, and my family gather at a state park either in north Louisiana or in south Arkansas. My sister and brother-in-law and their three kids drive in from Austin, Texas, while our parents come up from southeastern Louisiana. We try to pick a location equidistant from all of […]

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Happy Mardi Gras!

February 20, 2007

We had a great weekend in New Orleans. We drove in on Saturday morning and spent the rest of the day out on the street watching parades until about 9:30 that night. I didn’t want to risk breaking or losing my good camera, so I brought my old one and managed to get only a […]

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Weekend Photo Blogging

January 6, 2007

Thank you all for your get-well wishes. Yesterday was the first day I felt like eating again, and I still don’t feel like doing much cooking, so I’m sorry to say that I have no new recipes or food photos to post. Since I hate to have no new content on the blog, I’ve decided […]

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Post-Thanksgiving Edition

November 27, 2006

We had a great Thanksgiving with D.’s family in New Orleans. It was a short trip, but we got to visit with a lot of family members. We had plenty to eat at Thanksgiving dinner, with the highlight being my sister-in-law’s vegan cornbread dressing. Of the dishes I brought, the two big hits were the […]

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The Wandering Vegan Returns

June 12, 2006

View from the Juniper Tree Guest House, Crawford, CO I’m back from vacation, and I actually do have a recipe and photo to post, a dish I cooked our last night in Colorado. I’ll post it a little later, but first I wanted to reply to a few of your comments and say a few […]

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June 6, 2006

Those of you who guessed Colorado as the answer to the question in my last post were correct. We’re in Rocky Mountain National Park, or rather in Estes Park, just outside the park. The photo yesterday was taken at Emerald Lake, and the hike to get there involved picking our way carefully over lots of […]

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Mystery Revealed

June 5, 2006

Well, you are all just too good at guessing! Here’s the full picture: A baked potato with sauteed red bell pepper, portabella mushrooms, broccoli, and chickpeas. And though I took the photo without it, I did in fact add some cheesy sauce just before serving. So many of you guessed correctly, with varying amounts of […]

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Home from Vacation

March 17, 2006

Just a short note to let you know that I’m back from vacation and will be posting some recipes soon. We had a great time at Lake Ouachita State Park near Hot Springs, Arkansas. The weather and the scenery were beautiful. We did some simple cooking in the cabin, but nothing to write about. The […]

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