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‘sausage’ and peppers

Posted by on Oct 8, 2012 in recipes, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 1 comment

‘sausage’ and peppers

This meal cooks in less than five minutes and is deeeelicious! Really, this is my excuse to eat a heap of sauerkraut and I do so with glee. Despite being absolutely tasty it comes packed with protein, vitamins from the peppers, expectorant powers of onion, and all of nutrients of cabbage plus the fermenty, digestion boosting, healthiness that sauerkraut is naturally equipped with. Sauerkraut is a power-food renowned across the world, even its juice is used medicinally in Chinese Medicine. Read more about how awesome sauerkraut is here or...

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vegan stuff I love: Pizza People

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in review, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 3 comments

vegan stuff I love: Pizza People

Pizza People Mobile Food Truck, Phoenix, Arizona 85014(480) 326-8542 How do I love Pizza People? Let me count the ways! Vegan cheese on request! They use Daiya – my favorite – which is soy free and gluten free. Gluten-free crust on request! Popeye Pizza (fresh basil, spinach, and grape tomatoes) Fun Guy Pizza (mushrooms and truffle oil)  Truly exceptional glutenous crust, while the GF is tasty and I am grateful they carry it, their regular crust is just SO GOOD. Deliciously simple sauce. I believe it is just crushed tomatoes and...

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comfort food

Posted by on Oct 6, 2012 in recipes, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 3 comments

comfort food

There is nothing clever or unique about this suggested meal. It is the EASIEST thing and what James and I seem to crave the most. You get everything you need, veggies, protein, grains. It takes minutes to prepare and it is comfort on a plate. That said, there is nothing to scoff at here. Simplicity and convenience is nothing to look down your nose at. Who doesn’t work hard all day and want something easy and tasty at the end of the day, right? So! I give you my favorite comfort meal. What is yours? sketti comfort food 1 package rice...

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vegan stuff I love: Nami

Posted by on Oct 5, 2012 in desserts, ice cream, review, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 0 comments

vegan stuff I love: Nami

Nami 2014 N. 7th Street, Phoenix, AZ. 602 258-NAMI (6264) Nami is my go-to place for vegan ice cream! My favorite fluctuates between strawberry-banana and peanut butter, pretzel, banana. Mmmm. They have a zillion delicious flavors though. It is like a vegan Dairy Queen – choose your toppings and they mix it up with vegan soft serve, or tsoft tserve as they like to call  it. I might also note that they are so ingrained in my psyche that when I am teaching my geology classes I have to fight to not say tsoynami instead of tsUnami!...

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Tracy Talk Thai Curry

Posted by on Oct 4, 2012 in recipes, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 2 comments

Tracy Talk Thai Curry

We are fortunate to live near many delicious Thai restaurants. I love Thai-E-San, Thai Rama, and Thai Basil but sometimes it is more cost effective and relaxing to stay home and have a home cooked curry. There is something magical about the combination of flavors. Spicy, sweet, savory – coconut with peanut, come on! So good! I especially love making curry when James or I are coming down with something as the herbs and spices used are wonderful expectorants and help the body work its way through a fever so I think of it like homemade...

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vegan stuff I love: Treehouse Vegan Bakery

Posted by on Oct 3, 2012 in review, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 0 comments

vegan stuff I love: Treehouse Vegan Bakery

Treehouse Vegan Bakery 1348 W. Roosevelt St.,  Phoenix, AZ.(480) 560-5233 Some of my favorite delicious vegan treats come from Treehouse Bakery in downtown Phoenix. Run by a wonderful pair of sisters, I am always happy to support my sweet tooth by stopping by their place. So grateful they are around! I hope you will give them a try. My favorite items are the gluten free macaroons and the poptarts....

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hearty camp stew

Posted by on Oct 2, 2012 in recipes, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 0 comments

hearty camp stew

I was fortunate enough to go to the Traditions in Western Herbalism Conference at Mormon Lake, AZ recently. I was equipped with my propane camp stove and camp kitchenware and a cooler full of goodies. It was a busy conference with classes scheduled morning to night so I didn’t have much time to cook, though it is one of my favorite activities while camping typically. This time I needed something fairly speedy so I went the most convenient route I could and used some prepackaged goodies to speed it along. Not a bad idea for us working...

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Vegan Month of Food – Happy Veggie Awareness Month!

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012 in Uncategorized, vegan mofo, veganmofo | 0 comments

Vegan Month of Food – Happy Veggie Awareness Month!

Veggie Awareness Month Vegan Month of Food (MOFO) This is now year 17 as a veghead. I became vegetarian in 1995 as a young teen and became vegan in 2001 as I learned more and more about the horrible suffering of animals in captivity, even when they were not being killed to be eaten.  I am an animal lover, of course! My company, Strawberry Hedgehog Bath & Body, is proudly 100% vegan, but I am a food lover, too. I have been slacking on cooking lately.  A lot of my customers actually found me through my food recipes here on my blog and I...

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naturally deodorized

Posted by on Aug 4, 2012 in products, skin care, Uncategorized | 0 comments

naturally deodorized

It is really hot in Phoenix.. we know a thing or two about body odor. For years I have been searching for a natural deodorant that works. I would find one that was fragrance free only to realize it had triclosan – I would get one without aluminum only to realize it contained propylene glycol. I would find one.. the holy grail.. paraben-free, propylene glycol-free, fragrance-free, triclosan-free!!…. effectiveness-free? Not cool. Stinky, actually. It always seems the solution is to DIY. Here is the deal. Despite products with...

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Workshop Time!

Posted by on Jul 17, 2012 in diy, events | 0 comments

Workshop Time!

“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. It’s where all the fruit is.” -Shirley MacLaine Hope to see you this Sunday! I have a slew of very hard to find organic fruit extracts and enzymes we will get to play with, along with the fresh stuff. I can’t wait to share and play! Please register online and prepay...

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