Cannellini Beans With Spinach and #ShiftCon

A week ago, I attended my first ever blogger/foodie conference, ShiftCon in New Orleans. I felt like my hometown, Portland Oregon, came to NOLA to visit me. Hoards of white women badgered the Creole wait staff about whether or not the potatoes and carrots served were organic or not, “I dunno, lady! Stop aksing me!?” […]

Shiftcon Eco-Wellness Conference in New Orleans and Wheat Berry Salad

Calling All Food Bloggers to NOLA! Shiftcon Eco-Wellness Conference is coming to New Orleans December 1-3, will I see you there? This conference is for all food bloggers, dieticians and companies who care about health, food, and the environment. Shiftcon couldn’t have chosen a more perfect city to set the conversation on important issues like […]

Lettuce Turnip the Beet McMuffin

Each man is a half-open door/leading to a room for everyone, wrote Tomas Tranströmer. This line is ever on my heart at the Thanksgiving table, the very place a hallway for kindred souls. Each face a doorway; each smile the light beneath it. So grateful to have my brother visiting Minnesota for the first time. […]

Roasted Butternut Squash with Lentils

I am roasting everything in sight. This dish is surprisingly sweet, and without sugar, for those needing to detox post-Halloween. There is nothing more comforting than sizzling gourds in autumn. One of the more creepy sentences I’ve ever written.   Roasted Butternut Squash with Lentils Adapted from Food and Wine and Penzeys Spices 1 1/2 […]

Vegan Enchiladas

This is the story of a butternut squash who thought he was a pear. He grew up to be a vegan enchilada. I see a Pixar film somewhere in here. This is also the story of a lady who used to eat only Cheerios and hamburgers and made sour faces at dinner tables. She grew […]