Tag Archives: Vegan

Quinoa Salad

I never know what to bring to potlucks. It has to be easy, preferably healthy, but also tasty so that the non-vegetarians in the room don’t balk. I figured quinoa would be a little out of the ordinary, but my … Continue reading

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Patacones

Favorite Ecuadorian food #1: quinoa Favorite Ecuadorian food #2: patacones Did you know that Ecuador is the world’s largest exporter of bananas? Hence, Ecuadorians have a ridiculous amount of banana and plantain recipes. You can poach them, fry them, bake … Continue reading

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Roasted Vegetable Napoleon

A couple of weeks ago, I attended my dear friend Marie’s wedding in Alexandria. Marie was my first real Washington friend and to celebrate her wedding somehow made this place feel lived in. I’ve been in DC more than five … Continue reading

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Tofu Sour Cream

As much as I enjoy Tofutti’s Better Than Sour Cream, I must admit that I feel a little guilty about using (and recommending) it. At the end of the day, it’s still a processed food with some decidedly unrecognizable ingredients. … Continue reading

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Lentil Soup

My weekly ritual is to cook up a big pot of soup. Soup, wine, coffee, and almonds are the four staple products in my kitchen. Need a pick me up? Coffee. Need to relax? Wine. Need a hold me over? … Continue reading

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Garlic Broccoli

Broccoli is one of my very favorite vegetables. For the record, I can’t stand mushrooms, eggplant, zucchini, or squash. So many menus focus on these four “meaty” ingredients that I’m tempted to start an awareness campaign for all culinary artists … Continue reading

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Basic Hummus

For as I long as I can remember, when I thought about my dream trip, it was India. The dream. Fulfilled. Now what? I’m thinking Middle East. Maybe Turkey, Oman, or Morocco. Probably not Libya or Yemen! My rationale comes … Continue reading

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Quinoa

Once upon a time, I lived in Riobamba, Ecuador – the Sultan of the Andes; el Coraz√≥n del Ecuador. I lived with a vegetarian family, which was lucky since the average Andean diet is basically meat and potatoes. But no … Continue reading

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For the Love of Nuts

Have you seen Roseanne Barr extolling the virtues of the macadamia nut and announcing her bid for the presidency? On the election side, she’s clearly delusional. But on the nuts… she’s onto something… “If the world would start getting their … Continue reading

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Taco Salad

Okay, so I realize that this isn’t the most gourmet of recipes. Disclaimer: If you saw the size of my kitchen, you’d know that gourmet isn’t much of a possibility around here. I’m a single girl who loves simple, healthy, … Continue reading

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