Friday, September 28, 2012

Sweet Potato

Sweet Potato Runner: Sweetin' to the Oldies

Today's cartoons was inspired by Emily, who is one part sweet potato lover, one part runner, and one part awesome.  Mr. Potato has embraced his inner Richard Simmons today by indulging in some oldies but goodies, including candied sweet potatoes, sweet potato casserole, and sweet potato pie!

GOOD NEWS!  You can expect lots of cartoons next month because we're participating in Vegan MoFo starting Monday, October 1.  Our cartoons will have a seasonal theme: a Halloween costume parade full of silly costume ideas.

Vegan MoFo: Vegan Month of Food 2012

What is Vegan MoFo, you ask?  Started in 2007, Vegan Mo(nth of) Fo(od) it is an annual challenge for food bloggers to post vegan food-related content for an entire month, with the goal of posting every weekday in October.  We hope you enjoy the challenge and perhaps pick up a Halloween costume idea along the way!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Acorn Squash

Season's Greetings: Acorn Squash, Squirrel, Autumn, Fall Leaves

With Acorn Squash's five-day strict dietary regimen, you too can prepare for hibernation.  Here's the plan:

Day 1: Stuff yourself with some quinoa stuffed acorn squash.
Day 2: Indulge in bottomless bowls of roasted acorn squash soup.
Day 3: Fill up on acorn squash whole wheat pasta with poblanos and onions.
Day 4: Stick it to your ribs with roasted acorn squash risotto.
Day 5: Live by these four words: baked acorn squash rings.

Season's Greetings and good luck, Kale Crusaders!

I'm Mr. Squirrel, and I approve of this Acorn.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Long Bean

Long Bean's Special Talent (jump rope!)

Long Bean goes by so many quirky names (yardlong bean, bora, long-podded cowpea, asparagus bean, snake bean, and Chinese long bean) that it's hard for us to choose just one for going pun-crazy.

Instead, we've decided to focus our attention on Long Bean's flexibility and athleticism.  Mr. Bean's special talents also extend to pickled vegetables with peanut, double cherry almond and long bean salad, long bean stir fry, and long bean rice.  Hot dang!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Ahoy, date-y!

Yo ho ho! Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day, lassies and lads! While the majority of Talk Like a Pirate Day festivities are fun, the day is also a somber reminder of a serious pirate issue: the scurvy.

To avoid the scurvy, take me advice today and eat yer dates! Here are 3 ways to up yer date intake:
  1. Score some chickpea, carrot and date tajine—the ultimate pirate's booty,
  2. While a scallywag walks the plank, take a moment to snack on some coconut-pistachio stuffed dates, and
  3. Mix date syrup into yer grog. It helps the rum go down easier.
Always remember, lassies and lads,"Touch me loot, feel me boot!"