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GODDESS OF FERTILITY DAY

March 18 is Goddess of Fertility Day. You remember Aphrodite, I assume, from your high school mythology class. Turns out the favors …

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PRESIDENTIAL PREFERENCES

I’m getting into this little habit of trying to post a recipe for each holiday, but President’s Day had me stumped until …

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HEARTFELT AND PLANT-BASED

Tonight will be the last of a series of sessions about plant-based cooking I’ve been conducting at one of our great local …

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PENNY SAVED/PENNY EARNED

Yep. I agree. Uh huh. Yep, yep, that is right. You are correct. Yes, organic food is more expensive than non-. Yes, …

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ARE YOU A CHAMPION?

My wonderful and hardworking book manager came up with this great list of things friends and family and fans of Blue Moon Vegetarian can …

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CAROLINE LEAVITT POST

Some time back, early in the production of Blue Moon Vegetarian, I had queried New York Times best-selling author Caroline Leavitt about …

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BLANK AS THIS PAGE

Right now, tonight, I have nothing really to talk about. I’m at the end of a long, fun, busy string of months. …

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PLANT-BASED THANKFULNESS

It’s a part of conversation around the university where I teach this time of year, and I’m sure around every American workplace, as …

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STOCKING A VEGETARIAN KITCHEN

I’ve always loved those cookbook sections that tell you how to stock your kitchen pantry. They make it look and sound like …

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OATMEAL-WALNUT BURGERS

Lest you thought we somehow magically gave up eating burgers once we switched to a plant-based diet, here is proof that just …

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EAST MEETS WEST BURRITO

As we get closer to the release date for Blue Moon Vegetarian and things get not only more exciting but a little …

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RED-HOT, FOUR-STAR, TWO-BEAN BURRITOS

Since Phil not only had a Mexican grandfather but a Swedish great-great-grandmother who cooked for a wealthy Mexican family and was known for her marvelous Tex-Mex cooking, and …

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BABY LENTIL STEW

Last night was a night that called for soup. Sunday. After a weekend of reading student essays for me. One of painting the …

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BLUE MOON VEGETARIAN COVER REVEAL!

From the back cover: Part memoir, part cookbook, and part health-and-nutrition how-to, Blue Moon Vegetarian chronicles Kentucky-born former nurse Paula Marie Coomer …

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SMALL STEP, GIANT LEAP

If you are thinking about embarking on a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, you are fooling yourself: you aren’t thinking about it; some …

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Mighty Fine Taco Salad

MIGHTY FINE TACO SALAD 2 cups dried kidney beans 2 quarts filtered water 1 cup uncooked basmati rice 1-1/2 cups water 2 …

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Spring Fever

As we wind down the weeks toward the Nov. 20 release of Blue Moon Vegetarian, it seemed like a good idea to …

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Commando Squash

This “land of the lost” squash plant began emerging from our compost pile about a month ago. The leaves are as large …

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Why I am Not Tidy

Persimmon red and polar bear white. Polar bear white for the cabinets, the island, and the wainscoting, which on one wall goes …

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THE SCHOOL OF BOB

I met Bob Evans at “Jazz at the Lake” at Wallowa Lake, Oregon, in 1990, and we remained friends and correspondents until …

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Phil’s Daily Hemp Shake

The version of Phil’s Daily Hemp Shake that appears in Blue Moon Vegetarian uses dairy products instead of coconut milk kefir and yogurt and …

GINGERSNAPPISHES AND GINGERNEWTONS

FROM THE VERY, VERY BEGINNINGS OF A MANUSCRIPT FOR BLUE MOON GLUTEN-FREE VEGAN Sometimes I worry about myself the tiniest bit. Besides Blue Moon …

Famous Writers/Artists You Should Know

In her fabulous memoir, Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch describes two essential life elements: a tribe and a twin. What follows are members of …