Topic: Recipe

My zucchini plants are quite bountiful. After one very large zucchini I harvested three more a week later... all of which were size of my forearm. Then two days later, I had another one ready for harvest! 

My thoughts immediately shifted to a zucchini bread I made some years ago (when Happy Herbivore was still in its infancy). The recipe and picture are a hot mess, let me tell you. Oh, how far I've come.

Still, the recipe ...

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My experience with telling people I keep a vegan diet has been largely positive. Although there have been a few harsh responses here and there, most people are impressed and curious. They want to know more about my diet and what it is that I eat. The most popular question I get asked is if I miss anything. I always struggle to come up with an answer, which is a good thing -- it's a testament that I really don ...

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The bagel shop by my apartment recently started carrying rice pudding. I'm social with the owner so I asked him about the new addition to their deli counter. He said "people love rice pudding when it's hot outside." Puzzled, and a bit surprised, I replied, "Really, creamy food in HOT weather? I'd peg rice pudding for more of a fall food..." The owner smiled and said, "Have you never eaten ice cream on a hot day?" Point ...

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I'm going to risk it all and swear to you that wasabi and cranberries go together like peanut butter and jelly. An unlikely combo, I admit.

So how did I come up with this odd marriage of flavors? I accidentally put dried cranberries into a container that had wasabi in it. I am still stunned at how well they go together... and after a few bites I knew that wasabi peas and dried cranberries would make one killer trail ...

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Yes, it's a salad... but it's a salad with fat-free vegan feta cheese! Oh yeah!

This recipe is included in Happy Herbivore Abroad.

I can't remember the last time I had a Greek salad... or feta cheese. Neither were items I ate often as an omni or vegetarian. Still, I love the challenge of making vegan substitutes for foods other people like.

Anyway, this idea came to me by way of my good friend Katherine. We were ...

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