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Tofutti, Dump the Hydrogenated Oils Already

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 Lane 9

I’m failing in my ongoing crusade to get my local Trader Joe’s and other grocery stores to carry the healthier non-hydrogenated Tofutti cream cheese (in the yellow container). This is frustrating because the only local store that carries this version of this product is Whole Foods, and they don’t always [keep reading…]

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Saturday, September 6, 2008 Lane 5

I was recently sent an article on miso by IamQuarry, a Stumble friend.  We love miso.  Jane makes an excellent gravy by whisking miso into vegetable stock.  Yum.  She also makes her own miso soup (not difficult at all), salad dressing (although I prefer our balsamic/dijon dressing), and it’s an [keep reading…]

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Milk And Cereal The Vegan Way

Tuesday, July 8, 2008 Lane 13

If you’ve been reading this blog for awhile, one of the things you’ve heard me complaining about is that we haven’t found a cow’s milk replacement that Jane or I have been happy to eat with cereal. For all other purposes, we’re rather happy with the homemade almond milk, and [keep reading…]

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Jane’s Addiction

Saturday, May 17, 2008 Lane 8

Jane is an addict. There I’ve said it. She’s not in denial of her habit, and they do say that admitting you have a problem is the first step down the road to a cure. But I’m not sure that she’s seeking a cure! So what is she addicted to? [keep reading…]


Trader Joe’s Chicken-Less Strips

Thursday, March 27, 2008 Jane 13

Hi everyone. It’s Jane writing tonight. Lane and I realized that he’s hogging all the spotlight, so tonight I’m getting the byline. To tell the truth, we often collaborate on these posts. I tend to spend time in the morning researching what we’ll write about (time permitting), and put together [keep reading…]

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Trader Joe’s Vegetable Biryani

Sunday, February 17, 2008 Lane 6

Jane was planning on making this recipe for dinner tonight. It’s an Indian dish that looks rather intriguing. We have all the ingredients on hand and so I was looking forward to a new and (hopefully) delicious meal. Alas, it was not to be. It was gardening weather out there [keep reading…]

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It’s Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

Tuesday, January 15, 2008 Lane 4

In my bachelor days, I frequently had breakfast for dinner; specifically a bowl of Cheerios and milk. Often that was because I would come home late and was too tired to think about preparing a meal. But there is something comforting about having breakfast for dinner. Since we’ve been vegan, [keep reading…]

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It’s Tex/Mexican for Dinner Tonight

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 Lane 3

Tonight we had bean burritos with home-made guacamole and Tofutti Sour Cream. Yum. Jane puts black beans, an onion and a few drops of liquid smoke in the food processor, and voilia, vegan “refried” beans. It’s a pretty quick and easy meal for her to get together, and we both [keep reading…]

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She Let Me Cook

Friday, November 9, 2007 Lane 0

Jane wasn’t feeling all that energetic yesterday, and so she let me in the kitchen. It’s been cold and drab and wintry here in Los Angeles, and so comfort food was on my mind. What could I make? Scrambled eggs with dill, um… not vegan. Spaghetti with ground turkey meat [keep reading…]

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Vegan Chili

Thursday, November 1, 2007 Lane 2

Jane used to serve home-made chili and beer to me and my friends during football season. (Have I mentioned how great my wife is?) Prior to this vegan diet we were not red-meat eaters. Jane would have the occasional cheeseburger or pork product (she was completely addicted to bacon when [keep reading…]

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Pepperoni Pizza

Monday, October 15, 2007 Lane 0

Do you remember Bagel Bites? Little frozen pizza on a bagel? I never actually had any, but the jingle is till floating around the back of my brain. As a vegan, I wrote off pizza. Not without regret mind you. But being a native New Yorker (even though I now [keep reading…]

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Sausage and Peppers

Monday, October 15, 2007 Lane 2

Here’s a quick and easy weekend lunch idea… a sausage and pepper hoagie (or submarine, sub, wedge, hero, sandwich….). OK, it’s not what I used to have as a meat eating child. And I’m not wholly convinced that someone who had an authentic sausage and pepper hoagie the day before [keep reading…]

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You’re Feeding Me a Mushroom For Dinner?

Thursday, October 11, 2007 Lane 0

I almost got killed last night. Well, not literally, but it could have been close. As I’ve mentioned before, Jane is the cook in our household. I get home from work after 7pm, so she usually has dinner just about plated up as I’m walking thru the door. (Yes, I [keep reading…]

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Bacon and Eggs — Vegan Style

Saturday, October 6, 2007 Lane 3

No, we haven’t slipped. We’re still happily doing the vegan thing, not that you could necessarily tell from this photo. Looks like the real thing, eh? Last night I was feeling a little unwell and I asked Jane to make me some comfort food. We’d just had pasta so that [keep reading…]

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Spaghetti Redux

Monday, September 10, 2007 Lane 0

Pasta seems to be one of those vegan things. There are tons of recipes in every vegan cookbook. Tonight we’re having spaghetti. We’ve had this one before. Jane has not done a whole lot to her original “recipe.” She uses Whole Wheat Pasta, Trader Joe’s Marinara Sauce, and now …. [keep reading…]