Vegan Slow Cooker Creamy Indian Lentils and Kidney Beans |

Vegan Slow Cooker Creamy Indian Lentils and Kidney Beans

It’s getting hot in Durham. We live in a split level house and I think I may have to clear out a space for a summer office downstairs. It’s beautiful and sunny upstairs, but I can feel the cold as I walk down the stairs. In other words, it’s time to start making everything in the…

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Food and Wine Conference

What It’s Like to Attend the Food and Wine Conference

Most of the time being a food blogger is experimenting with new foods, creating recipes, taking photos and writing stories. Going to blogger conferences is also a part of blogging. If you aren’t that interested in conferences you can go straight to a recipe instead: Indian Stuffed Potato Chaat Sriracha Avocado Chickpea Salad Thai Red Curry…

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Vegan Coconut Pecan Shake from Your Pantry - No Ice Cream Needed!

Vegan Coconut Pecan Shake from Your Pantry – No Ice Cream Needed!

It’s true, you can make a vegan coconut pecan shake from things you probably have in your pantry right now. All you need to add in is a blender and ice. You’ll be able to make a cold, sweet, thick and rich shake with pure ingredients whenever the mood hits you! I’m using Mary Banker’s awesome idea of…

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Avocado Chili Bean Veggie Burgers |

Avocado Chili Bean Veggie Burgers

Since my Sriracha Avocado Chickpea Salad was a surprise hit I thought I’d share another easy recipe. This time I’ve got some Avocado Chili Bean Veggie Burgers that are perfect for the holiday weekend. They take no time to mix together and use ingredients that you probably have on hand right now. One of the…

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Plant in Asheville |

Dinner at Plant in Asheville NC

Cheryl and I went on a quick vacation to Asheville NC and it was delicious! I had eaten at Plant last year, but this was Cheryl’s first time. First I have to give you an apology. The photos aren’t the best quality because I used my phone in lighting that wasn’t great. I still thought you’d…

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Lavender Gin Strawberry Shortcake |

Lavender Gin Strawberry Shortcake for Family Favorite Desserts

I can’t leave well enough alone. I love to tinker with recipes and it drives Cheryl crazy. She would love to have a plain dinner or at least the same pasta sauce I made the week before. It’s just my nature to change things up each time. That’s why I made a Lavender Gin Strawberry Shortcake instead…

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4 Brunch Recipes |

4 Brunch Recipes for Mother’s Day or Graduation

This seems to be a weekend of celebration. Where I live all the colleges have graduations this weekend and it’s Mother’s Day. It’s also a time that I avoid going to restaurants at all costs. Here are 4 brunch recipes that are just as much of a treat as eating out. Try one or all of them and have…

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