O Olive Oil

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  • Wednesday, December 3, 2014
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    Jane and I have always enjoyed dipping good bread in olive oil and balsamic. A few years ago we were introduced to Dukkah: a mix of ground roast nuts and spices, originating in Egypt, and used as a dip. You add a bit of olive oil and balsamic to your plate and then a small spoonful of dukkah (you […]


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  • Wednesday, November 26, 2014
  • Thanksgiving has always been a special day in our house. Once we became vegan, our menu was mostly the same, simply veganized and minus the turkey. Over the years we’ve tried a wide variety of turkey substitutes, but our absolute favorite is the Gardein Holiday Roast. It is supposed to serve 8, but even though […]

    Review: Soyajoy G4 Soy Milk Maker

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  • Monday, May 13, 2013
  • soyaJoy G4 with stainless text

    Recently, Soyajoy came out with a replacement for their top-selling soy milk maker. For 2013, Soyajoy now has the G4 soy milk maker, a replacement for their older, G3 model. The product description (according to the manufacturer) is that the SoyaJoy G4 is the next model to the 5-star rated SoyaJoy G3. The G4 retains […]

    Sophie’s Kitchen Reviews

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  • Monday, March 4, 2013
  • Vegan Crab Cakes

    Jane and I were invited to try some of Sophie’s Vegan Kitchen entrees.  They offer a line of vegan “seafood.”  Both Jane and I loved seafood in our pre-vegan life, so we were excited to try these products.  As with all meat analogs, we expected something close, but not the real thing.  With that in […]

    Vegan Black Pepper Steak Review

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  • Friday, February 8, 2013
  • Vegan Black Pepper Steak

    Jane and I were asked to sample a frozen entree of our choice from the vegeusa people.  They make vegan and vegetarian foods under the Vegetarian Plus brand name.  In all our time being vegan, we haven’t actually sampled their products.  Jane isn’t much for frozen meat alternatives, and the Vegetarian Plus foods are not […]

    Vegan Kitchen Tools and Equipment

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  • Saturday, August 11, 2012
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    What are the most important appliances for the vegan kitchen? An article in Mother Nature Network lists their suggestions of the most important and useful tools and equipment that every vegan kitchen should have. Both new and long-time vegans will definitely agree that the right appliances make cooking and baking easier and more enjoyable. Take […]

    Eating Animals

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  • Tuesday, November 3, 2009
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    Firstly — Happy 2010!  We wish you all a peace-filled new year. Secondly — Sorry for the vanishing act.  We’re still here, and still vegan.  Life has been getting in the way of blogging.  We’ve both been very busy and when we’ve had a break, neither of us has been motivated enough to blog. And […]

    Mezzetta Vinaigretta Review

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  • Friday, October 9, 2009
  • Mezzetta Southwest Vinaigrette

    Jane and I sampled two of the Mezzetta Vinaigretta salad toppings recently.  We tried both the Southwest (pictured)  and Mediterranean toppings.   The product comes ready made in a jar.  Their tag line is “just add lettuce.”  Jane loved the idea of the product as something quick to prepare for those days when getting a meal […]

    Food, Inc. on DVD

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  • Friday, August 28, 2009
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    Jane and I went to see Food Inc. in June (here’s our review in case you missed it).  Many of you emailed us and expressed interest in the movie, but it had a limited run and so you may not have had the opportunity to even get to a theater to see the movie.  But […]