Lydia’s Express, All Aboard
Jul07

Lydia’s Express, All Aboard

New vegan, raw foods restaurant in Sebastopol. Imagine that.

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Lydia’s Kitchen opens in Petaluma
Jan13

Lydia’s Kitchen opens in Petaluma

Vegan and raw cafe featuring Lydia’s Organics in an unlikely spot

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Eggless Gingery Fruit-Nut Bars Cookie Recipe
Dec20

Eggless Gingery Fruit-Nut Bars Cookie Recipe

Packed for a hike or a holiday cookie tin, these fruit and nut powerhouses are egg-free

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Vegan Almond Lemon Cookie Recipe
Dec20

Vegan Almond Lemon Cookie Recipe

A delicious vegan cookie that sings with lemon flavor

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My Favorite Black Bean Soup, in 30 Minutes or Less

Inasmuch as complex events can be said to have their roots in a single moment, I credit my first attempt at this delicious soup – an assignment for my Fundamentals of Stocks, Soups, and Sauces course at the ICE Culinary Institute some 10 years ago – with much of what I’ve produced in the kitchen ever since. I might as well call it my Butterfly Effect Soup.

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Because it rhymes with ‘orange’

I may have seen a cloud this week, but if I did, I don’t remember it. Really, our weather has been impossibly nice. And really, it ought to worry me – the lack of rain, the risk of budbreak before a frost – but it’s hard not to simply soak in it, the whole of our little wine country valley like some great, tickly bubble bath of pea shoots and sunlight.

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