Things I Love

Foods

Just about every vegetable and fruit (except pears), but especially MUSHROOMS, spinach, kale, beets, onions, garlic, hot peppers, ginger, fresh herbs, squash, potatoes, yams, tomatoes (only really good, ripe ones), avocados, mangoes, citrus, and berries.

Ethiopian, Indian (chana masala), veggie sushi, cheap Chinese, hummus, POPCORN!, bean dip, cashews, desserts, one-dish meals, pasta, risotto, soups

Being mostly vegan doesn’t mean that I subsist on “rabbit food.”  I eat a lot of green salad as an appetizer/side, but RARELY as a meal.  I am all about hearty, satisfying comfort foods, which don’t have to be unhealthy.

Restaurants

Mud Pie Vegan Bakery and Coffeehouse in Kansas City (all vegan!): http://www.mudpiebakery.com/

Füd in Kansas City (all vegan): http://www.eatfud.com/

Mud Pie Vegan Bakery and Coffeehouse in Kansas City: http://www.mudpiebakery.com/

Eden Alley in Kansas City (all vegetarian): http://www.edenalley.com/

Local Burger in Lawrence: http://www.localburger.com/

Blue Nile Cafe in Kansas City: http://www.bluenilekc.com/

Blue Koi in Kansas City: http://www.bluekoi.net/

Schlafly Bottleworks in St. Louis: http://www.schlafly.com/breweries/bottleworks/

McFoster’s Natural Kind Cafe in Omaha (all vegetarian): http://mcfosters.com/

Life Alive in Boston (all vegetarian): http://www.lifealive.com/

Mama’s Vegetarian Kitchen in Philadelphia: http://mamasvegetarian.com/

City O’City in Denver (all vegetarian): http://cityocitydenver.com/

Cookbooks

Veganomicon by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero (or anything by them)

The Great American Detox Diet by Alex Jamieson

You Are What You Eat Cookbook by Dr. Gillian McKeith

Vegetarian Meals for People-on-the-Go by Vimala Rodgers (my very first veggie cookbook!)

The One-Dish Vegetarian by Maria Robbins

…and I just recently bought How to Cook Everything Vegetarian by Mark Bittman

I also get a LOT of recipes from www.food.com.  Their “recipe sifter” makes it easy to find exactly what I’m looking for.

Blogs

Almost Vegan: http://almostveganchef.com/

Gourmandelle (mostly vegan):
http://gourmandelle.blogspot.com/

Doin’ It Halfway Since 1996 (not food related, but she’s a lovely, funny lady and a sister to me): http://doithalfway.wordpress.com/

Vegan Lunchbox: http://veganlunchbox.blogspot.com/

Fat-Free Vegan: http://blog.fatfreevegan.com/

Vegan Dad: http://vegandad.blogspot.com/

Cake Wrecks (not vegan, but definitely hilarious!): http://cakewrecks.blogspot.com/

$5 Dinners (not all vegan, but great thrifty tips): http://www.5dollardinners.com/

When I’m not Cooking/Eating

I teach art history at two different colleges and give tours at a local museum.  In my precious free time, I like to read, knit, travel, take photographs, watch movies, practice Yoga, and roller skate.

Correspondence

I would LOVE to hear from you at veganomics101@gmail.com!

2 responses to “Things I Love

  1. My husband and I decided to go “mostly vegan” this past summer and I am originally from Kansas. Love your page!

    • Thanks, Kessia! Knowing that I have a fan, now I’ll actually have to write a new post once in a while. “Mostly vegan” is about where I’m at these days, and it’s a good place to be.

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