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Busy Vegetarian Mom (403 Posts)

Just one Busy Vegetarian Mom working on transitioning to a Vegetarian lifestyle for myself and my family. I am recording what I learn here along the way. You can also find me writing at Daily Dish Magazine and Inner Child Food.


Moms Night In – A Good Book and Good Wine

Posted by on Jun 6, 2013 in Featured, food review, General Reviews, Misc, Reviews | 1 comment

Moms Night In – A Good Book and Good Wine

Tonight I bring you to my neck of the woods.  South Eastern Washington State.  I’m having a mom’s night in with a good book and some good wine!   Both the book and the wine are local!  The Book - “For Love or Money” written by a personal friend, Cathy Perkins.  This is the third book of hers to be published and my favorite yet.   The book is set here where I live, the Tri-Cities, a growing area of South East Washington with a desert landscape.  Holly Price is a hot-shot accountant...

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Laht Neppur Brewing Co.

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Featured, food review, General Reviews, On the Road, restaurant review, Reviews, Travel | 0 comments

Laht Neppur Brewing Co.

On our recent Morel Mushroom Hunting Trip, we stopped in at one of our favorite “watering holes”.  Laht Neppur Brewing Co.  From the outside, it looks a bit uninviting, but I promise you, it’s well worth the stop.  Located in Waitsburg, WA  in a small white building on the main drag ( if you blink, you might miss it)  they are brewing up some first class beers.   The name means simply, “Drink to Life”.   We are partial to the Peach Hefeweizen and the Belgian Wit, but you must try...

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Why a Car is Like your Favorite Dress – 2013 Kia Optima SXL Review

Posted by on May 6, 2013 in Featured, General Reviews, Misc, On the Road, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews | 11 comments

Why a Car is Like your Favorite Dress – 2013 Kia Optima SXL Review

A car and a dress?  How can I say they are similar in any way?  After driving the 2013 Kia Optima SXL, let me tell you – they are very similar indeed.   We all have that one dress.  The dress that is “THE” dress.  You fell in love with it at first sight, when you put it on you feel confident and sexy.  The dress that if it was acceptable, you would wear it every day.  For some it is a prom dress or wedding dress.  Maybe it’s the little black cocktail dress.  Whatever dress it...

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Better Bean Co and Yam Dinner

Posted by on May 4, 2013 in Featured, food review, Reviews | 0 comments

I found the most awesome bean at Seattle VegFest 2013.   Made by The Better Bean Co.  - They really are “A Better Bean”!!   *disclaimer – I received samples of Better Beans to try free of charge in exchange for an honest review.  All opinions expressed are my own.  Founded by Keith Kullberg in a quest to recreate authentic refried bean flavor without the animal products, the Better Bean Co. has now mastered fresh flavor in a majorly good way.  They are: Fresh, Vegan, Low Sodium, Soy Free, Gluten...

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Baked Buffalo Tofu Recipe

Posted by on Apr 24, 2013 in appetizer, entree, Featured, food review, lunch, Recipes, Recipes for Kids, side dish, vegan | 1 comment

Baked Buffalo Tofu Recipe

I have been seeing some delicious looking baked tofu around the web and decided it was finally time to try it myself when I received a sample from House Foods America.  I have eaten tofu quite a bit, but it’s always been pan fried (not healthy) or blended into smoothies so I was eager to try my hand at baking.  The thing that keeps me from cooking it more often is the fact it is best to plan ahead as to get the best results with tofu, you need time to prep it right and time to marinate it to get the best flavors.  Well,...

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Simple Vegan TVP Tacos

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in entree, Featured, food review, lunch, Recipes, Recipes for Kids, vegan, With Kids | 1 comment

Simple Vegan TVP Tacos

What can you feed the meat eaters when they come to visit but stick to your diet?  Easy!  Try simple vegan TVP tacos.  Never had TVP (textured vegetable protein)?  Well it is a dehydrated soy product that you can find in different flavors including chicken, sausage and beef.  For this recipe, if you can use plain, unseasoned TVP as it tends to pick up flavor in what you rehydrate it in, so the taco seasoning does more than a good enough job.   This is actually a lot faster than cooking with real beef as it...

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Seattle VegFest 2013 – New Food Finds

Posted by on Apr 13, 2013 in Featured, food review, General Reviews, Misc, restaurant review, Reviews, Travel, With Kids | 0 comments

Seattle VegFest 2013 – New Food Finds

On a recent trip to Seattle, I just happen to stumble upon VegFest 2013.  I had never been to one, so I thought I for sure needed to get up and see it.  Little did I know, this little gathering is very popular here in Seattle and I had to wait in a very long line to get in despite showing up 15 minutes before the door opened!  I knew then, I was going to find some great new things. Vegfest primarily is made up of food vendors – both Vegetarian and Vegan options.  Many of them new start-ups local to the Northwest area....

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Children’s Book day AND Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Posted by on Apr 2, 2013 in Angry Bird, Busy Bee, Featured, food review, General Reviews, lunch, Misc, Recipes, Recipes for Kids, vegan, With Kids | 0 comments

Children’s Book day AND Peanut Butter and Jelly Day

Today is a very special day for kids because it is Children’s Book Day AND Peanut Butter and Jelly Day!  What two things go better together?  So I thought it would be fun to share with you today my girls favorite books from the time they were little up to now, and I’m challenging you to grab a PB & J and sit down and read a fun book with you kiddos today!  Here are OUR favorite Children’s  book! Underwear Do’s and Don’ts This was a fun one when we were potty training and we still love to...

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A Wineducation : Introduction to the World of Wines via Taste Washington

Posted by on Mar 28, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, General Reviews, On the Road, Reviews, Travel, Travel Reviews, with Friends | 0 comments

A Wineducation : Introduction to the World of Wines via Taste Washington

I recently had the pleasure of attending, “Introduction to the World of Wines” at Taste Washington 2013.  This class, moderated by: Sean Sullivan of Washington Wine Report, and paneled by: Dr. Keving Pogue of Whitman College, Thomas Price of The Metropolitan Grill, Linda Murphy author of “American Wine” and Thomas Henick-Kling of Washington State University, focused on what makes this region a prime location for growing grapes and making wine, as well as understanding the difference in varieties with blind...

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I’m Going to Taste Washington!

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Entertainment, Featured, food review, General Reviews, Misc, On the Road, restaurant review, Reviews, Travel | 0 comments

I’m Going to Taste Washington!

I’m so excited that I have been invited to attend the Taste Washington Food & Wine event in Seattle this weekend.  Taste Washington is the largest single region food and wine show featuring over 225 wineries, 60 local restaurants and 13 award-winning chefs.  It all is happening at Century Link Center, Downtown Seattle.  I simply can not wait to see all the wonderful food and demonstrations – (I’m hoping to bring back some great Vegetarian ideas) and taste Washington wines!!     What will the show...

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