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Best Black Bean Burgers

Vegan, gluten-free black bean burgers that don’t fall apart when you take a bite!

Eggplant Bacon

Even when I ate meat as a child, I wasn’t a bacon fanatic, preferring breakfast sausage while my brothers inhaled the salty, crunchy bacon. I never really understood the mass appeal of bacon, but ever since the deliciousness I encountered… Continue Reading →

Heart of Pixie Tries HelloFresh

This is an independent review of HelloFresh. Heart of Pixie did not receive any compensation for this review. Back in February, when COVID-19 seemed only a boogeyman an ocean away, we tried HelloFresh for the first time. My cousin sent… Continue Reading →

A Taste of Taj India

One of my favorite restaurants in Birmingham, Taj India has a significant place in my heart, so much so that I’ve been sitting on this post for a while, uncertain I would be able to do it justice. Recent events… Continue Reading →

Meatless Sancocho

Usually in the middle of Autumn, but whenever the temperatures drop, I crave sancocho, a Puerto Rican stew typically consisting of beef and root vegetables. I leave out the beef, of course, and while there are ingredients that are traditional… Continue Reading →

Chattanooga in Three Days (Day 3)

This is my last post in the three-day Chattanooga series, so “I’mma let [them] finish,” but I have to praise Birmingham real quick. In particular, I have to praise the Birmingham Museum of Art. If you live in Birmingham, I… Continue Reading →

Chattanooga in Three Days (Day 2)

Chattanooga is a great destination for a relaxing weekend on the river, and its chill vibe makes the city a premier low-key getaway with enjoyable, family-friendly attractions, too–especially for folks who enjoy science, nature, and history. What to Do? A… Continue Reading →

Chattanooga in Three Days (Day 1)

We spent a few days in Chattanooga, Tennessee recently to celebrate my birthday with a quick August getaway. Only a two-hour drive from Birmingham, Chattanooga has a sweet, quietly-rustic charm at the same time that it also exudes the on-the-river… Continue Reading →

A Veggie Tour Through England (Part 2)

Gentle reader, in this installment of Heart of Pixie I offer you the anecdote-laden finale of our 2-part veggie tour through England, circa 2015. ~*~ While we spent the majority of our UK trip exploring the eatables offered by various… Continue Reading →

A Veggie Tour Through England (Part 1)

Post-Royal Wedding Fever Got Ya Suffering from Withdrawal? Me, too! I was already fondly reliving our trip to the UK during my 21 Days of Tea series, since it was inspired by Fes.Tea.Val, but all the hype over the Royal… Continue Reading →

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