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Vegan LVX Nail Lacquer Fall 2014 Review + Giveaway



Recently LVX added window to their new packaging (for Fall 2014), making it a lot easier to view the colors and be able to identify them. It is a big improvement made by LVX and I absolutely love their new packaging! As always, all LVX products are cruelty-free and vegan as well as 5-free and . . .

Miso-Harissa Delicata and Edamame Dill Rice



Fall is one of my favorite times to be in the kitchen. I love the produce this time of year, not least of all the lovely varieties of winter squash. Delicata squash, with its thin edible skin, is one of my personal favorites. Versatile, easy to prepare, and a long life off the vine and . . .

How to Prepare Delicata Squash



Occasionally referred to as the Peanut or Bohemian squash, Delicata is a type of winter squash with an elongated oblong shape and striped skin in shades of cream, green, yellow and orange. The mildly sweet and creamy orange-yellow flesh is similar to that of a Kabocha squash, but not quite as creamy. Delicata can be . . .

Vegan Eats in Auckland



We’ve heard of Wellington as being the cooler cousin to Auckland, and having been to both cities, that does a bit of a disservice to Auckland. It’s larger and more spread out so it’s certainly harder to get sense of the local culture than the smaller city of Wellington, but that doesn’t mean Auckland is . . .

Japanese Kabocha Curry



Ever since I got back from our last trip I’ve been working on perfecting one of my favorite dishes. My Japanese Curry recipe has always been a favorite, but with winter upon us and squash season in full swing I decided to make an alteration and replace potatoes with kabocha squash. With the sweet and . . .

How to Prepare Kabocha Squash



Kabocha squash, also known as Japanese pumpkin, has a firm green skin and a bright orange flesh. When cooked this sweet flesh softens and fluffs easily and has a flavor and texture akin to a sweet potato. Kabocha has a lower water content than most squash and the thin green outer skin is edible. Hand-hammered . . .