Monthly Archives: November 2012

Vegan Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie was one of my husband’s favorite foods growing up, and we both associate it with winter comfort.  I remember one day when Portland got a surprise snow storm when Nick and I were both already home from work.  We went for a walk in the falling snow, then made Shepherd’s Pie and sipped hot chocolate.  […]

Daylight Savings Time

I’ve often been someone who adheres to the old saying “there’s not enough hours in the day.”  In fact, it’s one of the things that I find myself complaining about the most.  The recent time change, in northern Oregon, has made this saying all the more pertinent for me.  Last week, I came home to […]

Zen and the Art of Food Preparation

I was once reading The Complete Tassajara Cookbook by Edward Espe Brown, when I came across some advice that I often think of in the kitchen.  Brown, new to the position as head of the kitchen at Tassajara, asked a Zen master for advice.  He told him, “when you are washing the rice, wash the rice.” I […]

Butternut Squash Gnocchi

In autumn, I crave comforting foods.  I’ve seen a lot of recipes for gnocchi (the little Italian potato dumplings) with butter sauce.  I started looking for gnocchi at the store, and found that there are vegan brands available.  You could also make your own gnocchi. However, as much as I was looking for comfort, I […]

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