Beans&Greens

Beans&Greens
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April 07
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I enjoy cooking, the great outdoors, horror movies, bourbon, T'ai Chi, and all the other liberal usual suspects. I'm an atheist, but if I had to choose a religion, it would be Bast worship. "I hold that the more helpless a creature, the more entitled it is to protection by man from the cruelty of man." -- Mahatma Gandhi

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NOVEMBER 28, 2011 6:01PM

Bookstore Noir

 I know that e-books are the future, but I will continue to wander bookstores until they disappear.  Walking through a bookstore is a sensuous experience.  The sights, smells, and feel of countless books of different shapes and sizes, and different ages, simply cannot be replicated by… Read full post »

MARCH 6, 2011 8:53PM

Tiracashu

Anything you can moo I cashew better, I cashew anything better than moo!

Tiramisu, which means “pick-me-up," is a popular Italian dessert.  The first time I tried it was in an amazing dessert restaurant called “La Dolce Finale” in the Woodley Park section of Washington, D.C.&nRead full post »

I love dolmades (stuffed grape leaves), and one of my favorite soups is Tuscan white bean & kale soup.  So, when I read about this week's SKC, I thought, why not combine the two?

This dish starts with Mark Bittman's  inspired take on dolmades, in which he substituted collard greens… Read full post »

This Open Salon citrus challenge dish is made with fresh oranges and lime.  The main ingredient is tempeh, a fermented soy product very popular in Indonesia.  Tempeh has a delicious nutty flavor and firm texture, and is a good source of protein.

Mrs. Beans & Greens declared this meal dRead full post »

[This post was inspired by Francis Lam’s article, “A Peek into the Thrilling, Exotic Diet of a Food Writer”] 

The other day at the supermarket checkout line, the young woman scanning my purchases asked me if I was vegan.  When I answered yes, she asked a question we ve… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 20, 2010 10:51PM

Goodbye, Boo

I first met Boo at our local animal shelter in June 1995.  My wife -- then my girlfriend -- and I had moved into a new apartment that allowed pets, and we decided to adopt a pair of cats.  The shelter was crowded with both people and animals.  We walked up… Read full post »

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OCTOBER 12, 2010 10:14PM

The Ethical Dilemma of Being a Vegetarian with Cats

Like anyone else, people who are vegetarian primarily for ethical reasons have pets.  In fact, it is fair to say that ethical vegetarians and animal rights advocates in general are likely to save as many animals from the shelters or streets as they can, whether taking them into their own homes… Read full post »

OCTOBER 8, 2010 8:31PM

Big Dog goes vegan (almost)

Who woulda thunk it?  Our cheeseburger and barbeque loving former President Bill Clinton has adopted a near-vegan diet.  This dietary change was prompted by Clinton’s desire to lose weight before daughter Chelsea’s wedding, and he did:  24 pounds, in fact.  Her… Read full post »

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AUGUST 26, 2010 8:48PM

On being a vegan.

When people learn that I am a vegan, the most frequently asked question is, “Where do you get your protein?”  Rarely am I asked, “Why are you a vegan?”  Salon has invited its readers to share their personal stories about being a vegetarian or vegan – or not &nd… Read full post »

APRIL 4, 2010 1:25PM

Deviled Eggs, Without the Eggs.

One of the joys of vegan cooking is finding ways to mimic meat or seafood or dairy or egg dishes.  You might ask why a vegan would do this in the first place. Good question. There are several answers.  First, many of us vegans did not start out life as vegans; I/

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