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Raw snacks — review and giveaway by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When Melisser from Vegan Cuts contacted me to see if I'd be interested in reviewing Raw Snacks snack bars, and hosting a giveaway, of course I said yes. Raw Snacks ... Read on »
Smoky, spicy black beans and rice | Yoga for life by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This week I'm posting recipes that have appeared on the blog in the past, and have since become favorite, go-to meals at our house. The recipe for smoky black beans ... Read on »
Black rice tortillas review / tofu and kale burritos (recipe) by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When I was offered a sample of Food for Life's new black rice tortillas to review, I was intrigued. I'd been planning on making my old favorite tofu-and kale-burri ... Read on »
Plum cookbook review by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This has been a challenging review for me to write. No question Plum , by Makini Howell is a beautiful book — well laid out with lovely photos — but the cooking st ... Read on »
My pot garden (i.e. container gardening) by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I have limited garden space, and rather than fight the slugs and shade that wreaked havoc on my veggies last year, this year I planted lots of stuff in pots that I ... Read on »
Love that posole — again and again and again by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking This isn't a book review, it's just love note about Terry Hope Romero's cookbooks. If you don't already own Vegan Eats World or Viva Vegan, you should seriously con ... Read on »
Navitas Naturals — dragon fruit, cacao nibs and nori powder by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Navitas Naturals , a company that packages organic superfoods, offered to send me samples to try way back in May. I was expecting to try their new product, nori po ... Read on »
Not chocolate chip scones — gluten-free recipe by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Just starting to write this post has caused me to go into the kitchen and get another scone, and I'd be too embarrassed to say how many I've already eaten. They we ... Read on »
Delicious Middle Eastern food at Café Turko in Fremont, Seattle by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking When my son and his girlfriend were visiting last weekend, and we were picking a restaurant to go to for lunch, my son said he wanted to try a place he had never be ... Read on »
Gluten-Free & Vegan Pie by Jennifer Katzinger review by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Conventional wisdom advises not to make something completely new for company — stick to things you've successfully tried before. That's OK for some things, but dess ... Read on »
Fabulous, elegant dining at Sutra in Seattle by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Where is Emily Post when you need her? Our son and his girlfriend visited us for four days over Labor Day weekend. They had made Sunday night dinner ... Read on »
Peeled Snacks — much ado about mango by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The package of Peeled Snacks much ado about mango was in my Vida Vegan Con gift bag. That's right, I'm talking about Vida Vegan Con from last May. I didn't just rec ... Read on »
Ruby's Rockets — cool popsicles for hot days by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Way back at the end of June I rceived an email from Julie Hasson from Julie's Kitchenette , alerting me that I'd won the popsicle jackpot —  12 boxes of Ruby's Rock ... Read on »
Learning to eat by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking It's been hard for me to post this week and last because we're doing full-time childcare for our little grandson until his daycare center space opens up next week. ... Read on »
What we did on Whidbey Island (besides eat) by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Although today's post isn't all about food, I have to at least start out with the breakfast we enjoyed at Someday Farm Vegan Bed and Breakfast on our second morni ... Read on »
Two nights at Someday Farm Vegan Bed and Breakfast by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking Yes, the muffins are gluten-free. I had to ask though, because I couldn't believe it. It was almost 10 a.m. in Seattle and no one had brought me a br ... Read on »
Quinoa salad with creamy lemon-basil dressing by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking August 6 was National Night Out, and our block had its annual pot luck dinner to mark the event. It's really called the National Night Out Against Crime, although ... Read on »
Resale sundae by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking The glasses sitting upside down in the cupboard. I love resale shops, estate sales, garage sales, Goodwill, Craigslist etc. When I look around my hou ... Read on »
Craving pancakes by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I let a little too much time slip by before I got to my typical morning smoothie; it was getting late, and suddenly I was starving and craving pancakes. I tried to ... Read on »
Essential Green Smoothies by Madeline Eyer by Andrea Z. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Cooking I've mentioned before on this blog that I don't care for green smoothies — "yes" to leafy green veggies and green juice, but "no" to fruits and vegetables blended u ... Read on »