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Summer Squash Corn Chowder

It’s been so long since I’ve posted a savoury, non-baked, or non-ice cream recipe, I can’t remember.

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Zombie Soup

Most days, I ride my bike to work. After a few months, I figured out something…
Rules for wearing a skirt (of any length) while riding a bike:
1) Don’t.
2) Bring safety pins–both to pin up a long skirt before and to fix the inevitable rips afterwards.
3) Lose sense of shame.
4) Wear cute undies because you will flash people.
5) See Rule #1.
Especially because of the cold, I’ve given up on skirts for a while.


Soup! Because it’s cold outside. There’s probably 1,001 variations on some vegan, gluten-free, roasted butternut squash curried soup because it is brainlessly easy to prepare. Even a zombie could make it.

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A Different Path: Carnival Squash Blondies

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Carnival squash smells like candy while baking. It ends up being milder when baked in quickbread. These would make good muffins as the maple syrup isn’t quite at dessert-level sweetness.
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Poisoned, and an Antidote


As a friend of mine states it so elegantly, when we GF-ers eat gluten, if feel like “our guts are rotting.” All of my food intolerances–dairy, eggs, and wheat–provoke that kind of inflammatory response from my body. The sushi I bought at work yesterday? Q-poison. Didn’t read the label–rule number one in eating out as a VGF person–and I was already eating when I noticed the sesame kale rolls were vegan, but, alas, not gluten-free. Poisoned. It’s a fitting twist of fate, given that I am beginning a new job elsewhere on Wednesday.

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It’s squash season, or as I say it in my head, “skvosh.”
When I can use my mom’s or my grandmother’s food processors, I jump on it. I like my squash grated.


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Another Curry and Breaking “Da Rulez”

This one’s a seasonal curry this time.  I think I’ve made something from almost every one of Chef Michael Kiss’s cooking classes I’ve attended at the Old Town Whole Foods.  I like his food philosophy: “An onion is an onion.”  Using what’s available to you will create a unique dish with your personal touch.  Since I’m just about incapable of following a recipe to a tee (I have opinions about what I put in my mouth.  Strong opinions.)—or a tea—I like that advice.

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BYO | Raw Vegan Lasagne

Sometimes, you just have to bring your own in order to make sure you’re fed.  As Hillel the Elder said, “If I am not for myself, who is for me? And if I am only for myself, what am I? And if not now, when?” (Pirkei Avot 1:14)

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