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Warm Up with Animal-free Mango Coconut Cake!

It’s cold! Eat warm cake.  Animal-free mango coconut cake, that is, all without leaving home.This recipe was born out of a desire not to go out of the house (wind-chill is currently in the FU range). Since the recipe uses only pantry items, shopping was not necessary plus those dried mango slices purchased on impulse at a foray into Trader Joe’s could be put to good use.Inspired by several vegan mango cakes on the Internet, this recipe adds coconut for a more tropical flavor. ...

Kidney Comfort: Hearty Rajma for a Cold Wet Winter

It’s only in the last few years that Rajma, a rich kidney bean curry that hails from the Punjab, even came up on our food radar. Rajma is rarely on menus at Indian restaurants here in the States which is a shame, because it’s super delicious.  Loaded with warming and healing spices, it’s comfort food particularly suited to winter, especially this cold, wet, polar vortex one.We stumbled upon it because we were after something beyond kidney beans in hearty Southwestern bean chilis and ...

Like Acorns to Squirrels: Storing Your Food

Just like squirrels scurry around storing acorns and other winter food sources, we should too.  Not acorns necessarily (though we hear they make a passable flour in a real pinch), but food we'll eat and enjoy.  And not just if we're starving.  Based upon some of what we've seen out there as handy-dandy emergency food storage in case the end-times happen to pop up makes us think we'd prefer the acorns.  Listen, there's no point having packets of spaghetti and meat-sa...

Food Preparedness: It’s Not Just for Doomsday Anymore

We love a well-stocked pantry, especially one that has all sorts of delicacies, like lemon curd and pickled garlic.  Nothing nicer and easier than putting together a meal or snack for unexpected guests or a tired night.  The real benefits of food storage are immediately apparent when disaster hits -- earthquakes, blizzards, power outages, missile attacks, ETs, etc. By now, most of us should be sharply aware that we have to expect the unexpected, which is why the Wake Up and Eat ...