Foodie Category

My Favorite East Bay Vegan Eats

Even though I live in the Mecca of vegan eatery, I still miss my favorite vegan eats in Berkeley and Oakland, CA. The thing I love about the East Bay is that there is so much pride in the food scene, like people genuinely are happy when you enjoy eating at their establishment. If you […]

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Interview with Vegan Chef Ayinde Howell + A Recipe for Cornbread

1. You’re launching your very own vegan food truck on Kickstarter. Can you tell me what we can expect from The Mac Truck? The Mac Truck is going to specialize in MAC & Yease, an old Howell family recipe with my twist. I’ll make the classic version, the Balsamic Truffle MAC, and the Buffalo MAC. […]

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What a Vegan Eats

Recently, I chatted with a gal I sat next to during a recent awards dinner (see Winning & Losing as a Writer post). She was eating a filet mignon with mac ‘n’ cheese while I had a sad GVP (grilled vegetable platter, to quote Laura Beck). She asked me, “So how’s being a vegan working […]

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Keep Your BBQ Grill Clean

Just before Memorial Day, most people fire up the grill for some great BBQs (Memorial Day, July 4th, Labor Day, the list goes on). A few months ago I interviewed Doug Halo, a top griller and organizer of the National Capital Barbecue Battle (June 26–27), about how to keep your BBQ grill clean and in […]

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Vegan Cooking Classes with Spork Foods

I love vegan and vegetarian cooking. I will admit that I eat fish now but for a long time, I was vegetarian for over 10 years and vegan for 3 years.  My hubby knows that I’ve been eager to try a cooking class but will talk myself out of it because it’s expensive, I’m busy, […]

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