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Vegan Macaroni and Cheese

Our Journey to Real Food (and Vegan Macaroni and Cheese)

My kids love fruits and veggies. They are not picky eaters. Lately my son, age 7, has shown a particular liking for my mushroom soup made with a musky dried fungi that give a deep smoky umami flavor, and he is also partial to vegetable stir-fries rich with fresh ginger and nama shoyu, while his 4-year-old sister’s favorite dessert is dates and dark chocolate. Let me reassure you, our relationship with food was not always this way!

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Maple Syrup Drinking Vinegar Soda

Maple Syrup Vinegar Soda

A few years ago, my friend Allison took me to dinner at Pok Pok, a local Portland (Oregon) favorite that serves up authentic Southeast Asian fare. The food was certainly praiseworthy, but what captivated me most was their Som, or drinking vinegars. I’d never heard of “drinking vinegars” before, so of course I had to give them a try.

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