Category Archives: Vegan

Vegetarian Eggplant, Apple and Onion Casserole with Ras al Hanout

Casserole.  A word redolent of the ’50s and ’60s with maybe a glimpse into the ’70s. Dated.  Casseroles are dated.  Just like wood-stained kitchen cabinetry, and appliances that aren’t stainless steel.  (As in my kitchen!) Proud to own a “dated” … Continue reading

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Dining Out: Claire’s Corner Copia, New Haven, CT

I’ve been wanting to try this restaurant since I first heard about it, in the 90’s.  (They opened in September of 1975, when I was still being schooled in Indiana.)   This is a restaurant that serves vegetarian and vegan … Continue reading

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Asian Coleslaw

Another hot-weather dish you don’t need to heat up your kitchen to make!  Although finally this week the weather has broke in this burgh. Typically, this will be a side. You will usually find shredded carrot in recipes for Asian … Continue reading

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Avocado Sweet Potato Toast, Avocado Rice Cake Toast – Gluten-Free

Avocado toast has become a “thing”. When at home, I seldom eat bread or toast, as I don’t need the simple carbs, but I do admit that toast makes a handy base for items such as melty cheese and so … Continue reading

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Miso Soup, and (Tuesday Tour Day) South River Miso Company

A good miso soup, not essentially Japanese but it does owe a lot from that cultural cuisine, AND definitely tasty!  Back mid-May, our Blue Zones study group took a field trip to the South River Miso Company, where the owners … Continue reading

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Lion’s Mane Mushroom Stir Fry – Gluten-Free and Vegan

About 3-4 weeks ago, I ran into something named Lion’s Mane mushroom at the Litchfield CT farmer’s market.  The taste is supposed to resemble crab meat. YAY WOW, something NEW I’ve never tried before!  Sussed isn’t quite the word! I … Continue reading

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Bitter Melon Stir Fry. Visiting the Korean Supermarket, H-Mart. Blue Zones.

  I’m currently in a local book discussion group, where monthly for four or five months, we are meeting to discuss the book by Dan Buettner, The Blue Zones Solution:  Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People. The Blue … Continue reading

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