The Juice is Loose!

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A few weeks ago while working upstairs in the loft, we came across “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead” on Netflix. We were immediately intrigued by the premise that a man had cured his weight-related health issues with a lifestyle change that involved a 60-day juice fast. That’s no small order. In the beginning of the […]



Vegan Creamy Broccoli Salad and No More Dark Photography!

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This weekend we finally picked up the much-anticipated external flash (the Nikon SB-600) for our D90 (thanks to Neil’s brother Alex). It was long past due. The stress of taking food pictures when you have a dark kitchen and it gets dark at before 5 was increasingly frustrating. We had tried different techniques and placement, […]



Football Games and Chocolate Ginger Orange Cupcakes

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Thanks for bearing with me yesterday. I’d been fighting off what I knew was an oncoming cold and I woke up yesterday feeling as if I’d been beaten with a brick. I took the day off to get some much needed rest, but as I’m sure is the case for many of you, my schedule […]



Vegan Pumpkin Zucchini Bread

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We’re getting really itchy for fall around here. We’re ready for the garden to die. We’re really ready for the lawn to go dormant and I’m craving tailgates and warm rummy apple cider. We’re still enjoying fruits and veggies, but I’ve been dying for a reason to use the canned pumpkin that’s leftover from last […]



Asian Plum Sauce Stir Fry

We have just a few homegrown plums left of the four boxes we started with. The other night, in a fit of divine experimentation, we made the most incredible ginger plum sauce. It was so good we couldn’t help but make a stir fry. It was incredible. Salty, sweet, and beautifully hinted with fruit, we […]



Review: The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters

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I have an unwritten rule about cookbooks. I don’t buy them if there are no pictures. It may seem childish, but I typically like to see what I’m cooking, mostly to know if I myself am failing the recipe. Few chefs get a pass at this rule. Alice Waters is one of them. If you’re […]



Vegan Chocolate Zucchini Cake…Tart?

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As I mentioned earlier today, I scored a massive zucchini from one of our research farms (I’m a web developer for a  Plant Sciences department). I’ve never seen such a huge zucchini, have you? With Neil and I already being sparse eaters, and Neil hating the taste of zucchini on its own (brat!), I had […]



Can There Ever Be Too Many Stir Fries? Cabbage and Leek Stir Fry

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We arrived home late last night after a whirlwind sprint to Minnesota and back for my cousin Nate’s wedding  to our new Sarah (we now have 3 Sarah’s in the family). We spent the weekend dodging insane weather, including 2 tornadoes and a host of warnings and hail predictions. I’m so happy to be home, […]



Vegan Chimichurri Dressing

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If you’ve been watching Neil’s Twitter for the past week, you’ll notice that 98% of his tweets are about the World Cup. He’s been waiting for two years, and now that it’s on, whatever free moments he has have been spent glued to the games online. For my part, I thought it’d be cool to […]



One of those weeks…

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We’re having one of those weeks. Have you had any of these recently? The kind where every minute is filled with at least ten things and you need 5 lists just to keep yourself on track? In addition to preparations for Steve and Anja’s wedding this weekend, we’ve been busy with freelance clients, my first […]