Vegan Corned No-Beef


Corned beef was not something I anticipated missing as a vegan. I was never a huge fan of corned beef and cabbage (too much fat – gross) or corned beef sandwiches. But, BUT, I forgot about Reubens. I loved Reubens. I’m not sure it was ever really about the corned beef, but the combination of salty chewy with creamy savory and the bit of sauerkraut plus toasted bread … yes, please. So, I didn’t go looking for a way to replicate corned beef until I had a Radical Reuben at the Chicago Diner (if you are in Chicago, GO, GO … Continue reading

Asanacation One Year Anniversary


I realized a few days ago that it has basically been a year since my asana practice fell apart. I’ve maintained a practice of yoga in terms of learning, pranayama, and meditation, but asana has been rare. I don’t know exactly how I do/should feel about it, and I’m not sure where I’m going from here. There are many reasons for the change, but mostly it comes back to health. A surgical procedure in October of 2013 went wrong, causing problems that built up over late 2013 into the first months of 2014. By April, I was miserable. Getting through … Continue reading

Vegan Peanut Butter and Chocolate Cream Pie

Fair disclosure, I started with online recipes that I scribbled down (a bunch from different places) to come up with one set of ingredients. I’m not sure what they were any more or I would link here. Ingredients Crust 3/4 cup pecans, walnuts, or almonds (unsalted) 1/4 cup coconut oil 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon fine grain sea salt 1/2 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1 cup rolled oats Filling 10 oz. semisweet chocolate chips melted or ½ cup chocolate syrup 1 package soft tofu 1 cup creamy peanut butter ½ cup soymilk 1 T. agave nectar 1 tsp. … Continue reading