Monthly Archive September 2011

Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls

This is now my favorite cinnamon roll recipe. It's like cinnamon rolls without the hours waiting for the dough to rise. That's why I call them Quick and Easy Cinnamon Rolls! Sit back, pour yourself a cup of coffee, and I'll tell you a story about how I threw this batch of cinnamon delight together.

Vegan Broccoli Salad

Feeling like you're lacking energy lately? It could be because of the of busy job, long commutes, carting kids around from soccer practice to violin lessons, or not getting enough sleep.



But there could be other things at play as well. I have a theory about energy which was confirmed recently when I read a book by Dr. Mark Hyman called Ultra Metabolism. The theory boils down to simple steps to help boost metabolism and improve your energy. One way to do that is to increase your consumption of high-energy foods like this healthy but ultra tasty Vegan Broccoli Salad.

BBQ Lentil Meatball Sandwich with Sweet Miso Coleslaw

Vegans get a number of questions about their diet, but the most popular of these is this, "Where do you get your protein?" After reading today's post, no one should ever have to answer that question again. Not only is today's recipe loaded with lentils (one of the toughest protein-packing plants on the planet), it's also chock-full of other good-for-you ingredients as well.



I will warn you - this is a messy sandwich to eat...but I happen to think that is the very best kind!

Green Tacos

If we were athletes in the truest sense of the word, having a superior diet would be extremely important. Well, I like to think that we are athletes - even if our day consists only of rush-hour commutes and back-to-back meetings. We still need energy, mental stamina, and a competitive edge to get us through the day. In this post I review a book by Ironman Triathlete Brenda Frazier about his latest book Thrive Foods. Brendan is not only a top-notch athlete, he's vegan. Today I'm featuring one of his book's recipes, Green Tacos.

Finding Your Beauty

NPR's Fresh Air recently featured an interview with Ruth Reichl, previous NY Times restaurant critic and editor-in-chief of Gourmet Magazine. The host, Terri Gross, and Reichl engaged in some interesting conversation but it wasn't all focused on food. At one point they discussed the complicated nature of relationships between mothers and daughters. Reichl's own mother imparted some wonderful wisdom about finding beauty. I hope that combined with a few photos of a simple flower growing in my garden bring you thoughts of finding your own beauty today.


I met Irvin Lin at the 2011 BlogHer Food conference and it didn't take long until we landed on the topic of names. Like so many people I meet, Irvin had an interesting story (or two) to share about his name so our discussion quickly evolved into an official Name Project interview. Come to find out, Irvin is quite the compelling name. At least that's what Roy Feinson says about people with the name Irvin. I think our Irvin Lin is the picture of compelling. Check out the full post to learn more!

Chocolate Brownie Cookies

We woke to a change of pace this morning. Something that drove us out of our summer rut. Not that a summer rut is a bad place to be, but the seasons are hinting of change. So we will too. It's time to begin our goodbyes to summer sandals and time to say hello to winter baking. Bring on the Chocolate Brownie Cookies!