Tipsy Mint-Kahlua Cocoa (From Your Slow Cooker!)

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I had The Market‘s Mint White Russian the other night. (It was one of two creamy vegan drinks on their menu!) They used homemade Kahlua and mint infused vodka. If you live in the triangle you must give them a try. I was hesitant about the coffee mint combo but I was won over. It was so good […]

Vegan Pimento Cheese Fondue for Your Super Bowl Party

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I grew up with sweet tea and grilled pimento cheese sandwiches. Now I sweeten my tea with stevia a touch of agave and I still make pimento cheese only now it’s vegan! This a traditional Southern favorite and it’s also soy-free and gluten-free when you use Daiya cheese! For about 1/4 cup of the fondue it’s […]

Help Vegan Mashup (TV Show) and Food Blog South Recap

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I keep telling you how warm it’s been this winter and you can see some of the proof above.  Those usually come up in late February or March, not in January! It’s a mixed bag. On the one hand it’s awesome to be harvesting Swiss chard from my garden, but it leaves me wanting all the Spring produce instead […]

Book Signing and Tasting This Tuesday, Jan 31

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Mark your calendars and join me this Tuesday at the Regulator! I’ll be bringing snacks ; ) The Regulator (An Independent Bookstore) Tuesday , January 31, 2012 7 to 8 pm 720 9th St Durham, NC 27705 Join us for a warm wintertime snack with Durham blogger and cookbook author Kathy Hester who will discuss […]

Vegan Creamy Pear Cardamom Cocktail

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Continuing on my fancy drink exploration – this cocktail combines fresh pear with vanilla vodka and amaretto all tied together with the slightly floral flavor of cardamom. If you can’t find any vanilla liquor you can make your own. Check on Barnivore to make sure the base vodka you use is vegan and then you just need vanilla […]

Tasty Bite Vegan Yumminess – My Favorite Last Minute Dinner

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You may (or may not) wonder what I’m eating when there is a lull here at the blog. Sometimes it means a recipe is being developed and isn’t quite ready to show the world and other times I’m rushing around catching up on housework, bills, and writing. As much as I want to cook every […]

Slow Cooker Speedy Baked Beans (Guest Post By Linda Watson and a Giveaway)

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Thanks so much to Kathy for letting me share one of my new favorite recipes with you. If you’ve been following my Cook for Good project, you’ve seen me use less and less dairy and eggs in 2011. In early December, I went full-fledged vegan. Was it reading The China Study again? Reading Eaarth? Weekly lunches with […]

Announcing New Classes and Demos for 2012

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Looking for a few tips and tricks to make this year your tastiest? Or maybe you’re just aspiring to cook at home and save a few bucks. Here are my classes, demos, and tasty book signings that are scheduled so far this year. The first two require a sign up, so go ahead and let […]

Vegan Holiday Kitchen by Nava Atlas is Amazing!

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First I have to disclose that I’ve been a fan of Nava Atlas since her first cookbook. I met Susan Voisin of fatfreevegan.com at Vida Vegan in August and she did all the beautiful photography for Vegan Holiday Kitchen. Her photos are amazing! A few months ago Nava let me know that she was doing a […]

The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Subs – Review and Giveaway

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Since you have already entered the Hearty Vegan giveaway and the Love Your Library giveaway – here’s one more chance to win a cool cookbook to start your new year off right. (If you haven’t entered the others there is still time!) This book, The Complete Guide to Vegan Food Substitutions, is more than simple substitutions for […]