What the Heck Have I Been Up To?

I have never been accused of bombarding people’s mailboxes with too many newsletters or blog posts. In this day and age when we are supposed to be digitally connected 24/7, I am a social media party pooper. It isn’t that I don’t love seeing what others do on Facebook – in fact,  the connection it brings with people around the world is what I love most about it. But otherwise, I prefer tinkering in my kitchen, teaching, engaging with a live audience, or otherwise doing the real stuff my work involves, rather than reporting to the world about what I’m up to every ten minutes.  On the home front, my kids have berated me over the years for not snapping […]

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Sukiyaki on National Television – Watch Vegan Mashup!

How do you like my new “do”? Okay, so it’s a wig. But filming Season 1 of Vegan Mashup put me in such a happy mood that I literally burst into song and dance. And then I got hungry, so I made some Japanese comfort food, sukiyaki. Of course, all of this was done on set. Sukiyaki is a savory concoction invented after the Japanese figured it was okay to eat cows (for centuries, it was considered savage to eat 4-legged creatures, almost as uncivilized as wearing shoes in your house). Traditionally, it features thinly sliced beef simmered in a sweet soy broth with tofu, vegetables, and that miracle zero-calorie noodle, shirataki. Luckily, it’s not really about the beef, and a […]

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Still Time Yet for the UnBird

So…perhaps you’re not quite ready to attack making the UnTurkey.  Or maybe you’re not into all that seitan and would prefer roasted veggies instead? But how do you make veggies into an appealing – even amusing – centerpiece guaranteed to please vegans and meat-eaters alike? Meet the UnBird. Roasted veggies are enrobed in a herb cashew cream sauce, then rolled up in filo dough with wings and tail feathers to boot. It’s a fun presentation, and ever so easy to put together. Even if you’ve never worked with filo, or dread the amount of fat between the layers, this video will take the fear out of filo. Filmed as a segment of Vegan Mashup, it’s been rendered just in time as a […]

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