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Shahar Café – Louisville’s Hot Spot for Vegan Junk Food

Shahar Café – Louisville’s Hot Spot for Vegan Junk Food

I think one of the most common misconceptions about vegans and vegetarians is that we’re in it for the health. Sure, there are multiple studies that suggest meat is bad for you. But you know what’s bad for you AND vegan? French fries, tater tots, 

AAPI-Owned Restaurants and Markets in Louisville

AAPI-Owned Restaurants and Markets in Louisville

Anti-Asian hate is on the rise. As you no doubt have heard in the news, national incidences of hate against the Asian-American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community have risen 145% in the wake of COVID-19, despite overall hate crimes decreasing. Many of these attacks have 

Pomegranate Mojito – Without the Alcohol

Pomegranate Mojito – Without the Alcohol

I’ve talked before about how my journey to sobriety has challenged me to make interesting drinks. Watermelon “Gin”ger Tonic and Liquorless Orange Liqueur are some of my previous attempts. But what I really miss is my absolute favorite drink – the mojito. I came up 

Silvio’s Italian Restaurant; One of the Best Louisville Has to Offer – #LocalFoodieFriday

Silvio’s Italian Restaurant; One of the Best Louisville Has to Offer – #LocalFoodieFriday

My husband and I, like the responsible adults that we are, almost let our anniversary slip us by. We are just extra in love or something, because we celebrate both our dating and wedding anniversaries (having them in the same month helps). April 1st marks 

Indonesia: Dawet (Iced Pandan Jelly Dessert)

Indonesia: Dawet (Iced Pandan Jelly Dessert)

I’ve been thinking about Indonesia for #GentGoesGlobal for a LONG time. One of my close internet friends is Indonesian, and she convinced me that something like Nasi Goreng is too expected, especially since I already had rice dishes such as Jollof and Omuraisu for other 

A Hummingbird Cake That’ll Hover in Your Mind Forever

A Hummingbird Cake That’ll Hover in Your Mind Forever

I am proud (read: terrified) to inform you that I have joined the folks over at the Sunday Afternoon Baking Club! This is a group of bakers who bake along with a theme each week and share the results on Instagram. I was intimidated to 

The Futile Bakery in Lexington, Kentucky | Local Foodie Friday

The Futile Bakery in Lexington, Kentucky | Local Foodie Friday

The following post is not sponsored; all opinions are my own. Things are looking up here in Kentucky (pandemic-wise), so I am very happy to be able to bring you a new #LocalFoodieFriday post! While many have been leaning heavily into takeout, I’ve been making 

Bananas Foster Pie, Choclatized

Bananas Foster Pie, Choclatized

I’ve talked a lot about #52WeeksofCooking, a challenge on Reddit that has done a lot to help keep me creative in the kitchen. On Mardi Gras week the theme was, of course, Mardi Gras. I had a great idea for bananas foster beignets, but time 

Vegan Cottage Pie, Indian Style

Vegan Cottage Pie, Indian Style

Vegan cottage pie was my first taste of a dish that was successfully adapted from its carnivorous cousin by vegans. Before I went vegetarian myself, my vegan friend brought most of her own food to our Friendsgivings as I was busy preparing a ham as 

South Korea: Hotteok

South Korea: Hotteok

When thinking about what to make for South Korea in my Gent Goes Global series, I wanted to make sure I was exploring something new. Though limited, my experience with Korean food included dishes like bibimbap and sides such as kimchi. Steering away from those,