Helen Pitlick

I’m a level-5 vegan. I won’t eat anything that casts a shadow.

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April 24, 2010

cupcakes

Some of the most entertaining food blogs out there tackle just one topic-- and tackle it well. These become all the more fascinating because most of us do not have the diligence, dedication or focus...

April 19, 2010

This week is Earth Week, and I would like to reiterate the impact our dietary choices have on the planet. It's important to eat local, sustainable and organic foods, and one of the best places to...

April 12, 2010

Today is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich day. I'm vegan, but I eat a whole lot of grilled melted cheese-like product sandwiches. My mom gave me her panini press a few years back, and it gets more...

April 7, 2010

In addition to being a cooking encyclopedia, we’re also an online media company, and at every online media company you’re bound to find at least one gadget geek. Therefore, I wasn’t too surprised...

April 5, 2010

April is National Poetry Month. In this spirit, we're launching the Foodista Food Haiku Contest. All month long, we're looking for your best food-related haikus via Twitter or posted to our Facebook...

March 29, 2010

I just got back from an amazing week of relaxation in... (drum roll please)... Hawaii! Of all the amazing sights I was fortunate to see, one of my favorites was the Dole Plantation. It wasn’t the...

March 1, 2010

Can you pick out Jif from Skippy in a blind taste test? Did you laugh in the face of last year's contaminated peanut butter scare? Is your favorite sandwich peanut butter and jelly-- hold the jelly...

February 22, 2010

miso

Like many food lovers, the strangest things make me hungry. Like the Olympics. Ok, perhaps that's not too much of a stretch-- watching feats of endurance always works up a bit of an appetite--...

February 15, 2010

bean and pumpkin chili

Jamie Oliver won the 2010 TED prize this past week for his efforts to stop obesity. The facts and statistics he revealed in his accompanying TED talk were eye-opening and downright alarming....

February 8, 2010

Every year, we worry about what to make for Valentine's Day. Magazines and food blogs advise us to create unpronounceable French dishes, elaborate concoctions of aphrodisiacs, or foods you and your...

February 1, 2010

Why should you join Twitter if you haven't already? For starters, it's a great medium for sharing and discovery. I've discovered countless new food blogs, trends and restaurants (and plenty of...

January 25, 2010

The United Way Hunger Challenge kicks off today in King County, and I'm excited to participate. As a budget-conscious student, I usually start the morning with a bowl of organic oatmeal ($0.19) from...

January 18, 2010

As far as superfoods go, molasses is about as sexy as your grandfather. It isn't exotic like açaí, full of trendy Omega 3's like flax seed or fish oil, or I-can't-believe-it's-good-for-me decadent...

January 11, 2010

brown rice

If you are looking to cook more often and lower your food expenditure, invest in a rice cooker. This revelation will be old news for readers who come from cultures that traditionally eat a lot of...

January 7, 2010

Preparing food at home instead of dining out saves money, calories, and nutrition, though it takes time, effort and motivation. Finding innovative ways to put food on the table has been a challenge...

January 4, 2010

sweet potato

The New Year is a great time to change your diet, whether to lose weight, reduce heath problems caused by food intolerances and allergies, go vegetarian or vegan, or just feel better about what you...

December 28, 2009

There's nothing quite like popping the cork from bottle of fine champagne at midnight on New Year's Eve, but cocktails are the name of the game for most of the evening. Flavored (infused) liquor is...

December 21, 2009

vegan cinnamon rolls

Every family has a different holiday tradition. Some of these traditions are based on religion, ethnicity, or heritage. For instance, many Italian-American families eat cioppino on Christmas eve as...

December 10, 2009

Today (December 10) is National Lager Day! Join me in raising a glass to celebrate this underrated beer style. Lagers differ from ales in that they are brewed with bottom-fermenting yeast, while...

December 7, 2009

Do you have a vegetarian or vegan foodie on your holiday list? Here are 10 gift ideas that are guaranteed make any veggie happy. 1. Vegetarian Beginner's Guide. Going vegetarian isn't as simple as...

December 3, 2009

Baking with beer can be just as enjoyable as drinking it. Beer bread is usually the first baked good that comes to mind, which is fitting since beer itself is essentially liquid bread: grain, yeast...

November 30, 2009

It's almost surprising how many vegan-friendly dessert recipes are found in vintage cookbooks; eggs and dairy were expensive and scarce during the Great Depression and World War II, so bakers made...

November 26, 2009

restaurant

If you're eating Thanksgiving dinner in a restaurant today, you aren't alone: 11% of Americans dine out on Thanksgiving. The reasons for this are many. Some people do not cook. Some do cook,...

November 25, 2009

minced fruit pie

Other than giving thanks, pie is what Thanksgiving is all about. Not turkey: pie. We eat pie after turkey, so pie is the last glorious taste in our mouth when we finally conclude the meal. The...

November 24, 2009

vegetarian loaf

Are you wondering what to serve vegetarian guests on Thanksgiving? Put the tofurky back in the freezer: Vegetarian Loaf is a quick alternative to fake poultry. While there are many meatless holiday...

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