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We Tried 4 Vegan Matzo Ball Recipes and Here’s the Results

Rarely are the absence of eggs a hurdle in our world. Cakes and baked goods are fine without them as are pancakes and other treats. Even macaroons are well served with aquafaba. But oh those matzo balls. Try using a mix with your standard egg replacers and you'll quickly discover they will disintegrate in the boiling water or soup.Still we were determined. A few internet searches and we came up with three four recipes worth trying (the fourth was added recently and we're glad we did!). As an ...

Happy Morning Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes (Vegan)

Staring at our fifteen pounds of fresh-picked organic blueberries is a summer treat that allows us to stuff our faces with handfuls at a time.  The freezer is loaded and still there are more.This fluffy pancake recipe, topped with pure maple syrup, uses these most delicious berries to create the classic morning comfort food.   Why not eat, enjoy, then crawl back into bed and lounge? Decadent, yes but oh so lovely...INGREDIENTS:1 Cup All Purpose Flour (or preferred variety)1 ...

Creamy Potato Red Pepper Spinach Tart

This vegan, soy-free tart is quiche-like and very rich and perfect for a Spring luncheon or Summer evening meal. It can be varied with different vegetables to make it your own in every season. How about butternut squash and leeks for Autumn or tomatoes and peas for a change?  While the ingredient list looks long, the recipe isn't complicated. It's just a matter of layering everything together.It's kid-friendly but also pairs well with a crisp white wine and of course, a big crunchy salad. ...

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 ...

More Microbe Action: Brew Your Own Kombucha

Microbial activity never ceases to fascinate us… maybe it’s something to do with the trillions of microbes we each have in our bodies that play a crucial role in immunity, digestion, metabolism and other vital functions. Maybe we just like the taste these little fellows impart.Kombucha, made of a Symbiotic Culture of Bacteria and Yeast (a SCOBY), is one of those tasty microbial treats.  While it’s been around for a long time, it’s only in the last few years that it has come into ...

In Awe of Amazing Fungi

Fungi are amazing.  Putting aside the fact that they are an entirely distinct kingdom from animals and plants, they win the Largest Organism prize and offer a vast (largely undiscovered, by us anyway) realm of potential healing, nourishing, remediating opportunities.  Some estimates count at least 1.5 million species with only 5% classified.An astonishing, mysterious kingdom, fungi include mushrooms, yeast and molds (but not lichen, which are basically a combo of fungus and algae).  Of ...

Saving Seed for the Apocalypse

If you haven't heard of the looming 2012 apocalypse end-times yet, you must be totally off the grid and out of touch (in which case you won't be reading this either).  Technically, "apocalypse" doesn't mean the end-of-the-world, it means the revealing of something hidden, but that's OK.Of course, these are expedient times, which basically means we're allowed to be loosey-goosey with terminology and not only get away with it, we're followed, liked, linked, and accolade-ed (ok we made ...

Rau Om Foods – Delicious Misozuke Tofu (Convergent Evolution)

Tofu Misozuke - Tofu misozuke is a traditional Japanese delicacy from the Fukuoka district, whose production requires an aging period in miso for up to two years. During that time the tofu acquires the texture of soft, creamy cheeses and the intense flavor of fermented soy.  Rau Om Food’s Misozuke tofu may be best described as “tofu cheese.” It is creamy, complex and delicious as well as being raw, fermented, probiotic and vegan. Watch this amazing story here involving recipes ...

Get Down! (On the Floor Once A Day)

We usually go on and on about food and eating - that's our core mission.   This article is not about eating but about the body that eats.  A well-functioning body is healthier, digests food better and supports clear thinking.  How do we make it happen?  Connect with the ground every day.It doesn't take long and it certainly doesn't take any special equipment.  Just like down on the floor (or earth) beneath your feet.   Or at least sit down.  Remember when this was second nature? ...

What’s Your Problem? Facing your Food Demons.

Confronting our problem foods - How to wake up and embrace the foods that haunt usWe all have them - those foods that are our personal "problems." Maybe we can't help ourselves from wolfing down a few slices of cake or a muffin every morning or a plate of fries or bag of chips.  How do we know a food is a problem?  Because we say it is! We know when our pants are so tight that we have that nasty red line when we disrobe at night and know that last weekend's fry and ...