Cucumber, lime, and mint agua fresca

Today, my husband and I participated in the Tioga Pass Run, a road race that runs from Lee Vining up the Tioga Road to the eastern entrance of Yosemite National Park. I hiked… Continue reading

Pine nut cheese

OK, it’s about time we deal with the Achilles heel of those of us who strive to eat a plant-based diet: cheese. I’m not going to lie to you, cheese is delicious. And… Continue reading

Frontier vegan pesto

My path in life has led me to really remote areas. Where we live in California is actually designated ‘frontier’ – one step beyond rural – by the U.S. Census. In Chile, we… Continue reading

The 12,000-foot tempeh sandwich

This is the sandwich that converted my dad overnight to plant-based eating. I made it for him for lunch one day, and he said, “Wow, I think I could be vegan”. He’s been… Continue reading

The long and short of asparagus

Because some days, you’re short on time. And sometimes, it’s fun to eat short asparagus. We went on a great hike up to Bishop Pass yesterday. When we got home, we had that… Continue reading

Seriously old-school mashed potatoes

Yep, it’s only day 2 of Vegan MoFo and we already have a guest chef: my husband, who’s from Chile, the birthplace of the wild potato (Solanum maglia). According to archaeological studies, human… Continue reading

Roasted Portobellos

It’s that time of year ago: the vegan month of food, affectionately known as Vegan MoFo by those of us who like to eat and cook vegan and demystify the vegan world to… Continue reading

St. Brigid’s oatcakes

February 1 – Happy spring! In the Gaelic world, St. Brighid’s Day (February 1) was the first day of spring. This day celebrated the successful passing of winter and the beginning of the… Continue reading

Chocolate chip cookies

I’ve been going through a chocolate chip cookie phase of late. I had a favorite recipe I used to use in my pre-vegan days, and I was hesitant to try a vegan version… Continue reading

Sweet, earthy, and local: grape & pine nut tart

A tale of petroglyphs, pine nuts, and patience On a sunny mid-November day, Nelson and I set off to explore the petroglyphs at Volcanic Tablelands, a few miles north of Bishop. Recorded in… Continue reading

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