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Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Chocolate Chip "Ice Cream"

The coolest thing happened to me the other day: a reader and now friend, Sandra, sent me a care package from the south. It was the sweetest thing that's ever happened to me. She sent white grits (mmm!), a bottle of olive oil, and a bottle of balsamic vinegar. To be honest, I've never been too fond of balsamic vinegar but this stuff is seriously amazing.

So amazing that I wanted to do something extra special with it. So, I made Roasted Balsamic Strawberries (which tasted great all by themselves), blended them together with some coconut milk to make a delicious vegan ice cream, and served it to my family for Mother's Day (this is about the same time that VegKid announced to the family that BandMan and I are getting married on June 20th).

I felt like I couldn't have really done anything more special with this truly special gift. Thanks, Sandra!




1 pint fresh strawberries, hulled and halved
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 c + 1/3 c maple syrup, divided
2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Thai Cashew Salad 4 One

I know a lot of people think veganism is only about eating salads - it's not - but sometimes you do get a good craving for one (or at least I hope you do, vegan or not). This salad is one of those salads you'll crave over and over again. It's just so damn delicious, fresh, and filling.

In the past, I've talked about eating a "Big A Salad" every day. If it weighs in around roughly 2 pounds then it classifies as a "Big A Salad;" this is a "Big A Salad." If you want to eat this salad but don't want it to be the main course just make smaller portions, ok?

Just try it once, you'll be hooked.


Dressing1 tbsp peanut butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1/2 tbsp agave
1/2 tsp ginger
1/2 tbsp rice vinegar
1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp water
Mix together and set aside Salad 1 c salad greens, chopped
1/8 head red cabbage, chopped
1 carrot, sliced
1/4 yellow bell pepper, sliced
1/4 red bell pepper, sliced
2 tbsp cashews
2 tbsp shelled edamame
1 green onion, chopped

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