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Vintners’ Alliance: Vegan Wine Review



We enjoy a bit of wine, but it’s not always easy to find confirmed vegan wines. Unfortunately in the production of beer and wine, some producers that still use animal by-products as fining agents (essentially a filtration process). Along with gelatin, some of the non-vegan fining agents are casein, albumen and isinglass . . .

Birthday Asian Noodle Salad with Tangy Peanut Sauce + Cucumber Soup



Today is Doni’s birthday. He is the food/product photographer and co-blogger behind vegan miam (he does some proofreading and writes travel-related posts and product reviews). Not only is he an amazing photographer, but he is my best friend, soulmate, fashionista (well yes, he has great taste in fashion), and vegan foodie buddy. Doni’s early birthday . . .

Chilled Cucumber-Cilantro Soup



Sweltering hot days in Oregon, what you need desperately is a chilled and refreshing soup. We made Mark Bittman's Asian-Style Cucumber Soup (view here) with some substitutions and it wasn't vegan. We used tamari and Edward & Sons Not-Chick'n Bouillon to make a gluten-free version. This vegan and gluten-free Chilled Cucumber-Cilantro Soup is filled with . . .

Vegan Eats in Mexico City: A Quick Trip



Back in February of this year we had a quick little three-night trip to Mexico City, colloquially known as DF (Distrito Federal). This was our second time to visit DF, the last time we were there was for a month back in early 2012. The weather this time of year is consistently dry with . . .

Sweet Potato Dumplings in Ginger & Jasmine Syrup (Tang Yuan)



A big congratulations to the gorgeous Ella of Pure Ella and on her pregnancy! She is 37 weeks pregnant now (dying to know whether it’s a boy or a girl) and we are throwing her a special Virtual Baby Shower today (Wednesday, May 7th). Pure Ella is a beautiful photographic food blog that covers vegan . . .

Mexico City: Cate de mi Corazón



¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! (Happy Cinco de Mayo) To celebrate the event, I am sharing one of my favorite vegan eats in Mexico City. Along with revisiting a few of our old favorites in Mexico City (February 2014), we also tried some new restaurants and the highlight was easily Cate de mi Corazón. Opened in . . .