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Janet Hudson
Southern California
Owner & Chef , Vegan Feast Catering Company
Interests: Vegan food, private chef, organic gardening, the beach, running, animal lover
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This has been a great Month of Vegan Food hasn't it! To finish up the month I am posting some cookie recipes as I promised yesterday. These are favorites! And I am gifting them to you! Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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My next task is the Christmas cookie baking! I gift cookies to everyone every year. It is a tradition every year. Big platters, 10-20 different types. So good! Stay tuned for a recipe or two tomorrow when we round out this year's Veganmofo 2016! Happy Holidays! Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
Today I am on test run...making a cranberry butternut squash loaf. I made it late last night. To be eaten later today. You will get the verdict later today along with an early post for tomorrow...all about the foods (treats) I gift around the holidays. Have a great day guys! Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Man, this is the last week of Veganmofo2016 and I am a little overwhelmed. This has been a hard year for me personally and I have really tried to step it up and have enjoyed the groove here. I am not on a pity party, I am just say'n. Any-who,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 28, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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In addition he reminded me that I hate tapioca (as well as Junket - I just spit it up in my mouth a bit). Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Today's prompt is talk about your favorite cookbook. Well, I love cookbooks, and I write cookbooks. I think of them all as favorites really. But, since I have to pick one for today's topic it will be the cookbook that first inspired me to try veganism. Please allow me to introduce you to Dr. John McDougall. Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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We had gone on a long weekend to Catalina and we had eaten this awesome Pasta Primavera at The Blue Parrot...I had to describe to the waiter exactly what I wanted them to do...they did an excellent job cooking everything and omitting dairy. The husband loved it. Really good food. I had to recreate it once we got back home. I put my knives skills to work and julienned carrots, peppers, and broccoli and got out my coconut milk... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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I am making a seitan loaf, parsnip puree, glazed carrots and roasted Brussels sprouts. Not too fancy, just right. Yes, I will be posting photos later to be sure! Last night I made a persimmon pumpkin pie with a whole wheat pie crust it it be so yummy, I guarantee it! With Coconut cream! I know that I will be running laps later today! Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Autumn for me in sunny Cal means shorter days, cooler evenings and the year rolling into a sleepy yawn. We don't get the leaves turning colors so much and the days are usually sunny and warm - even hot. So it have to use my imagination a bit. One thing I know is when Autumn rolls around so do the pumpkins. And I begin dreaming through orange tinted glasses. I love pumpkin. And with the mornings a little chillier it's easy to start thinking about baking. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Eating black-eyed peas on New Year’s has been considered good luck for at least 1,500 years. According to a portion of the Talmud written around 500 A.D., it was Jewish custom at the time to eat black-eyed peas in celebration of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. It’s possible that the tradition arrived in America with Sephardic Jews, who first arrived in Georgia in the 1730s. Common folklore tells that the tradition spread after the Civil War. The Northern Army considered the black-eyed peas to be suitable only for animals, so they didn’t carry away or destroy the crops. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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his week for Vegan Mofo it is all about memories, and today's prompt is favorite food memory. When I was a kid I started cooking for the family when I was about 10 years old and made this my own. It is a spin on a shrimp curry dish my Mom made. It is fast and delicious - and to this day when I see green beans or wax beans a a Farmer's Market, I have to pick some up to have on hand for this meal. Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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It is still warm in California and it is always nice to eat a good salad. I used fave beens and fennel here. Fave beans are a little tedious because after you shell them and boil them you still need to remove the inner membrane off the bean. But it's worth it. Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Then I remembered this one job I had. It was a Halloween party. My client wanted a full on meal that was kid friendly. I made pasta. Dark pasta. Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Today's prompt is to create a food that is greyscale...well, the only food I know that would be greyscale really is garbage and we aren't going there. So, instead, let's just go back to the day, long before color TV, when the TV screens were smaller than the set itself. I know, so nostalgic, so warm and comforting, that time we remember as kids, eating lunch on a chilly Saturday afternoon. A nice warm Tomato Soup with Saltines or a Grilled Cheese Sandwich, or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Blue is such a lovely color. It is a primary color, a relaxing color. Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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The Planet Bowl is my version of the Buddha Bowl - in my catering business I prep these daily and deliver... one very popular bowl is my Red and Green Bowl. Massaged green kale, raspberry, and avocado served on a bed of amaranth sprinkled with goji berries ,coconut, and pistachios...in a lovely lemon vinaigrette. SOOOO Good! Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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So today is a day for posting colorful food so I thought, of course I want to do tacos...too easy. I reconsidered and made pinwheels. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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For this is Veganmofo 2016 week we celebrate the Rainbow and since it is a Monday I got the blues so it must be monochrome. Keeping in that spirit I am going to make a soup...and let's hope it is monochrome...everyone around here loves my potato leek, it is warm... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Vegan Cheese all around! In 2013 or so I purchased Miyoko Schinner's book, Artisan Vegan Cheese. Case closed. I was hooked. So many cheeses, so little time - I began experimenting and creating. I was a mad scientist! Pimento Cheese. Feta. Pub Cheddar. Blue Cheese. So much fun. I mixed several types of Rejuvelac-- over and over. Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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For today's challenge I am talking about what I would eat if I were on a dream vacation. Well, I'd have to be on an island then, enjoying my down time. Warm sand under my toes, wind blowing through my hair...I'd definitely be eating a Tofu Poke Salad, that's for... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Here I made a vegan Maui roll...rice, vegan crab tempura, avocado, vegan cream cheese, spicy mayo, scallion and sesame seeds... so good. Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Anyway, years ago I created this tasty dish for my boyfriend, now husband. He really thought that the mushrooms were scallops. And he couldn't believe that the Asian cuisine was also barbecued. I told him, that's why it's "fusion". Fusion wasn't even a thing back in the 90s! Lesson learned, don't ever be afraid to experiment and yes, the path to a loved one is through the stomach. Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Just the thought of sharing a meal, eating with our hands, it is just very human and down to earth.The base for Ethiopian dishes is injera. Injera is a sour and spongy round bread, made of teff flour, that’s naturally vegan and gluten-free. Sauces and dishes are commonly poured on top of the injera, which is then used to get the deliciousness from table to mouth. Just tear off a portion and spoon on the the different foods. Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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Madagascar is a huge island nation off the southeast coast of Africa. It's home to thousands of animal species, such as lemurs, found nowhere else, and rainforests, beaches and reefs. There are over 23 million people in Madagascar. So what do the people eat? Rice is a staple dish although they also eat a variety of meats and proteins that I am not going to mention. What to make...how about a South African Biryani! Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs
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I live very close to Fallbrook, and that is the Avocado Capital of THE WORLD so what better food to talk about. We love avocados, and we can buy them in Fallbrook for 20/$5. So good! I really love the Haas variety and that is my go to whenever I make guacamole. Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Gonna Go Walk the Dogs