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Old-Timey Pea Salad

Who hasn't gone to a summer time potluck and had a pea salad with chunks of cheese, in a creamy dressing? It really seems like a midwestern delicacy.




I recently bought a bag of fresh English peas with no real intention of using them for anything... they just looked good. It didn't take me long to be transported to time several years ago when I had that old fashioned pea salad... I started to wonder if it could be veganized. Folks, here's my version.



Old-Timey Pea Salad Ingredients For the Salad 10 oz fresh English peas 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion 1 TBS fresh dill 1 1/2 TBS McCormick bac’n pieces 1/2 cup vegan cheese cut up (I used 2 1/2 slices Daiya cheddar cheeze) For the Dressing 1 TBS apple cider vinegar 1/3 cup tofu sour cream 1 TBS vegan mayo 1/4 tsp salt and pepper Instructions Cover peas in boiling water for 90 seconds, drain and rinse in cold water. Combine the rest of the salad ingredients. In separate bowl combine the dressing ingredients. Mix in the dre…

Jackfruit Etouffee

Happy almost Mardi Gras!

I had the inspiration to try to make some vegan etouffee one evening when I saw some crawfish in the grocery store.

In the past when I ate fish/seafood, etouffee was something that I really enjoyed. I thought that jackfruit would be a good replacement for the crawfish since it is pretty much a blank canvas. Evidently it looks like some type of fish because I had to stop the hubs from eating the rinsed and shredded jackfruit.

Jackfruit Etouffee
Ingredients 2 cans jackfruit (in brine), rinsed and shredded 2 large onions, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 green bell pepper, diced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/4 cup Earth Balance 1/4 tsp sea salt 1/2 tsp black and white pepper 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 1 1/2 TBS Slap Ya Mamma Crawfish Boil powder 1 TBS vegan Worcestershire sauce Tabasco sauce, to taste (I used about 10 shakes) 1/4 cup flour 1 cup hot water Instructions
Melt Earth Balance over low heat and saute vegetables slowly until they ar…

Jackalope Jam Recap

On Saturday, February 23 I ran Jackalope Jam. I chose the 24 hour duration with the hopes that I would earn my first buckle, get some "time on my feet" experience, and become ok with the dark.







This race is a timed event, so instead of racing a certain distance you race to get as many miles as you can within a certain time. The course is a 0.5 mile out & back (or 1 mile loop) down a rocky ranch road. It sounds boring in theory, but it really isn't all that bad.



Jackalope Jam Recap



On Friday morning, I got up bright and early to head to 7IL ranch for my volunteer shifts. I spent the day (from 7am-7pm) volunteering at packet pick-up. It was enjoyable spending time with some old and new friends... and talking to the runners about the goals for their race. I went away from my shifts inspired for the next day.



Saturday morning started out warm (almost 70), humid, and misty. After getting my gear together, I found a place under the "community tent" to set u…