Lemony White Bean Dip with Herbs

April 18, 2013
Lemony white bean dip with herbs

Hello, friends! So happy you got a kick out of the nail polish post. I hadn’t written a “lifestyle” post in a while, but it was a good reminder to occasionally turn my attention to vegan beauty, apparel, footwear, and the like. Switching gears, I’m here today with my latest creation for Food52. It’s a […]

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Hemp Hummus, Pickled Beet, and Collard Green Wrap; Our Hen House Advisory Board Announcement

January 29, 2013

On Sunday, I gave you all a quick, easy, and stress-free method to create lacto-fermented vegetables at home. I’m so glad that so many of you were excited about the post! Looks like I’ll have to be sharing more fermentation recipes from now on, huh? I want to clear up a few excellent questions that […]

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Creamy Roasted Beet Hummus

January 15, 2013
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The other night, my friend Chris and I went out to dinner at Commissary in D.C.. We were both happily surprised to find a lot of vegan options—I because I’m vegan, and Chris because he’s been trying to eat more fruits and veggies with the new year. One of the dishes we decided to order […]

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Let Them Eat Hummus: Six Tips for Homemade Hummus Success

July 12, 2012

Sometimes, it’s the simplest food that proves the most challenging. I say this in recollection of my first few attempts at homemade hummus. The mixes were either far too thin—soupy bowls of blended chickpeas, none to appealing—or they were too thick and coarse, resembling pasty refried beans. Sometimes I used too much garlic, in which […]

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Exam Express: Collard Wraps with Sweet Pea Hummus and Quinoa. And Is “Strong” the New “Skinny”?

April 22, 2012

As you know, it’s exam time for me (an Orgo exam tomorrow, and all of my finals finals about a week and a half later). This means speedy eats for me, and therefore speedy eats for all of you. In fact, “hurry up vegan” meals and snacks have been our theme as of late, and […]

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Zesty Cilantro Lovers Hummus: It Might Surprise You!

April 11, 2012

How do you feel about cilantro? If you’re a “cilantro hater,” you are in fine company, according to this article. And you needn’t feel that narrow tastebuds are to blame: the article suggests that genetics and biochemistry may have something to do with it. I myself am a lot like the doctor described in the […]

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Coming Home to Something Familiar

January 10, 2012
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A few days ago, I was sitting on the subway when one of New York’s iconic subway mariachi bands boarded and began to play. As I stared around at the bemused and tolerant faces of the passengers around me, I thought to myself, “this could never happen in D.C..” It couldn’t. For one thing, it’s […]

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