Posts by Nadine Fiedler

Nadine Fiedler is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. An omnivore, she nevertheless appreciates aspects of a vegan diet. Her mission: Eat vegan for a two weeks, using recipes from the new book Veganomicon. She’ll blog a review of the book — and tales of her temporary veganism — here.


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Vegan variety

The last days of my life as a temporary vegan

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February 15, 2008

Editor’s note: This is the final installment in a three-part review of the new vegan cookbook Veganomicon. The first installment is available here; the second, here.

This is the home stretch of my two-week experiment in eating from Veganomicon, and hey, this vegan life really isn’t so bad. We’re eating well, and we’re satisfied. The only craving I had, again while driving, was for bacon. I don’t eat bacon, so it’s a puzzling moment.

Over the weekend (a busy, crazy one), we live on the cassoulet with the delicious biscuits. Since I thought about using greens and yams in it, I braise some up with garlic, and dump it in our bowls along with the cassoulet. It brings much more vibrant flavor to the dish. I’d recommend it to anyone cooking the recipe (either that way or replacing the carrots and peas).

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Nadine Fiedler is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is eating a vegan diet for two weeks and reviewing the book ‘Veganomicon,’ by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

Days 4 to 7 eating ‘Veganomicon’

Hits and misses

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February 8, 2008

Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a three-part review of Veganomicon. The first installment is available here; the final here.

The pot pie lasts forever. Monday night I sauté rainbow chard with olive oil and garlic for a side dish, mixing in some of the fig dressing I made Sunday. It’s nice. Eating vegan for breakfast and lunch is easy, and seems to be what I usually do anyway (soy-milk smoothies, cereal with soy milk, vegetable salads for lunch dressed only with balsamic vinegar). I feel fine in general.

Tuesday night is a repeat of Monday’s dinner, but I long to cook something else from Veganomicon. Many of the Amazon reviewers loved the Chickpea Cutlets, so I try them, using fresh thyme and sage. I double the recipe to use up one whole can of chickpeas. I think I forgot to double the liquid, though, so I’ll try it again to see.

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Nadine Fiedler is a writer and editor in Portland, Oregon. She is eating a vegan diet for two weeks and reviewing the book ‘Veganomicon,’ by Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero.

The new vegan bible?

Dispatch from a temporary vegan on eating from ‘Veganomicon’

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February 5, 2008

Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a three-part review of the new book Veganomicon. Part two is available here; part three here.

An omnivore reviewing a vegan cookbook may seem like an odd choice, but I come to this assignment as an enthusiastic home cook and baker (and eater). I eat relatively well and understand the importance of diet; I know that eating lower on the food chain and local is better all around; and I’d like to expand my vegan repertoire for both our daily meals and for those times I cook for my vegan friends.

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