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Carrot Coneys

One food I didn’t miss when I went veg was the hot dog. But last Memorial Day I realized my error. My Beloved considers the store-bought vegan frankfurter a quick occasional lunch, heating a couple to go with a salad. Works for her, meh to me — until the American holiday when I bought some […]

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Dough for Pizza

I’ve come to think about any dough can be made into pizza. A 10-14 oz. ball of bread dough will roll or press out to about 12 inches’ round, a conventional size that will feed 2-4 people, depending on the sides. “Will it be any good” is the question, and “all pizza is good” is […]

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Dickinson Chili

The website Bad Manners has great, simple vegan recipes. I’ve alternated making my Mom’s Chili with a version of their Pumpkin Chili for cold-weather dinners for at least four years. So why “Dickinson” as the name for the adaptation? That’s the variety of winter squash used in canned pumpkin. This is a half-hour chili, not […]

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Soba So Good

I have bad luck making grain salads at home. For vegans, these can be cooling whole meal salads, so it’s a big deal, especially in summer. They fail on me: Pasta salads either dry or gummy, rice salads that crunch. This soba salad, though, I’m starting to make weekly. It’s Japanese in origin, with soba […]

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Shakshuka 181, It’s Vegan

Shakshuka is a skillet dish where eggs are poached in a savory tomato sauce. It’s North African to Middle Eastern but generally considered Israeli. Cook and food writer Mark Bittman this week blogged on Epicurious editor David Tamarkin and his variation White Shakshuka. It looks wonderful, eggs poached in a stew of oniony-lemony white beans. It’s […]

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A Neat Loaf

Thanksgiving went great this year, food and conversation both. I handled vegan dishes and my sister-in-law the flesh ones as well as the green bean casserole. One success was my bean loaf, judging by how many took seconds on it. A pot-luck omnivore and herbivore dinner needs a protein-emphasis entree from the latter. Having never […]