Vegan Vegetable Soup with Farro

It’s finally fall! Like really fall! Which means it’s soup season. I have revamped my usual vegetable soup recipe, and I’m ready to share! Even my teenagers love this, and they have requested it repeatedly. Because let’s face it: there’s nothing that says comfort like homemade vegetable soup! I think the key to making aContinue reading “Vegan Vegetable Soup with Farro”

Grocery Tour Update: Trader Joe’s

If you are a fan of Trader Joe’s, you may already know that they develop new products throughout the year. Some of these stay, some of these go. I’m still mourning the loss of my favorite coffee: Coffee and Cocoa. It was the BEST! I took you on a tour of Trader Joe’s at theContinue reading “Grocery Tour Update: Trader Joe’s”

Vegan Greek Style Green Beans

One of the things I’ve missed this year in Richmond, the city of summer festivals, is the Greek Festival. Obviously, it was canceled due to Covid. And although there are fewer things to enjoy there now that I’m vegan, I still love the green beans!  Since I love to try to recreate dishes I loveContinue reading “Vegan Greek Style Green Beans”

Easy BBQ Jackfruit

Do you love BBQ? It’s a favorite for my family. But since I’m the lone vegan, I make my own. I even make my own coleslaw, and then we have shared sides. Jackfruit itself is an intimidating item, but buying it canned really simplifies this dish. It took me a couple of tries to getContinue reading “Easy BBQ Jackfruit”

I’m Published!

A few months ago, the editor of Miles and Minutes, the quarterly magazine of the Richmond Road Runners Club, reached out to their members for content. They were specifically looking for race recaps, etc. to wax nostalgic about what running a race in person was like. I volunteered my blog post about my last inContinue reading “I’m Published!”

Vegan Chili Verde

We had one of those nights last week when I couldn’t figure out what we were going to have for dinner. None of the suggestions I made suited my teenager. And then I peeked in the pantry for ideas and spotted a jar of Trader Joe’s salsa verde, and that’s when inspiration struck. Sure, itContinue reading “Vegan Chili Verde”

Hot Stacks Cafe: Vegan Restaurant Review

We typically prepare most of our meals ourselves while on vacation, which is what we do at home normally. But it’s nice to have one or two meals out. This year, we did takeout the first night. But later in the week, my daughters and I decided to visit my favorite breakfast place we discoveredContinue reading “Hot Stacks Cafe: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Revolutionary Soup: Vegan Restaurant Review

If you read my last post with the recipe for peach salsa, you remember that my daughters and I took a day trip to Charlottesville last week. Part of the reason for the visit, besides peach picking at Carter Mountain, was to visit one of our new favorite restaurants, Revolutionary Soup! My younger daughter andContinue reading “Revolutionary Soup: Vegan Restaurant Review”

Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review

Thai Top Ten is one of my family’s favorite restaurants in our area. Located in The Creeks shopping center in an unassuming strip mall across the street from Virginia Center Commons in north Henrico, they serve omni friendly fare, but they do have vegan options as well. The key here is to let your serverContinue reading “Thai Top Ten: Vegan Restaurant Review”