Month: September 2019

Danni McGhee, Vegan Author

  Danni McGhee’s Vegan Kale Salad Danni McGhee’ gives a demonstration on making vegan kale salad. It is an easy salad to make. The ingredients: Nutritional yeast, Avocados, kale, Salt, Pepper, and Garlic Powder. You will enjoy the wholesomeness of the dish. I suggest that you taste as you go as nutritional yeast may be an acquired taste for some. Of course, experiment and add improvements as you go. The dish was firm, fresh and the nutritional yeast gave it a unique flavor. I believe it was to resemble cheese. Danni gives helpful tips to help you with the transition to a vegan diet. She was a pleasure to meet.  Contact Danni McGhee at Cheers

Danni McGhee’s Vegan Crab Cakes

Vegan Crab Cakes Danni McGhee inspires again with her vegan crab cakes. It’s a creative dish everyone enjoyed at Greenfare Organic Cafe. This plant-based dish and contains some very unusual ingredients that when combined mimics crab cakes in texture and in appearance. The basics of seasoning vegan styled meals was presented in a very charismatic and holistic way. She encouraged the participants to seek and explore veggie alternatives based on her own research and experiences. The dish ingredients and prep may be found at You may find out more about Danni McGhee  at   Cheers!  

Cathy Barrow, Recipe Author

In Conversation With Cathy Barrow   I had the pleasure of speaking with Cathy Barrow, a food writer, cooking teacher and pie maker. Barrow writes a column in the Washington Post’s Food section, called “Bring It.” She has written for the New York Times, Garden and Gun, The Local Palate, Modern Farmer, Saveur, Southern Living, NPR, National Geographic, and other publications. Her first cookbook, Mrs. Wheelbarrow’s Practical Pantry, won the prestigious IACP Award. She gave great advice about pitching recipe ideas to publishers. She spoke about the importance of pitching to food editors in particular. She said when pitching, contacts may be found in the acknowledgements section of a book. The pitch must sing, and be no more than 200 words. It is important to get to the point. Be sure to include a link to previous works and an end date to answer by. Annd be sure to follow-up. She spoke about valuing your work, which meant not working for free! Good luck with your writing projects! Cheers!