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Bryanna Clark Grogan
Works at Vancouver Island Regional Library, Union Bay BC
Attended Galileo High School, San Francisco, CA
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Once again, I apologize for posting so infrequently. I guess I'm being a lazy cook these days! In my defense, however, we have had some exciting family times lately-- I just became a great-grandmother for the first time! Here is my great-grandson Westen, at just a day old:.
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To see larger images, right click on photo and choose "open image in new tab". On May 12th I gave a vegan Peruvian cooking class for 14 people in Nanaimo, BC, which is about an hour south of where I live (Denman Island), but on the "Big island" (Vancouver Island). Kelli Etheridge, of Stir ...
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I haven't made Jambalaya for ages and I had a craving for it today, so, guess what we had for dinner? I wanted to make a spicy Cajun jambalaya that doesn't contain the tomatoes used in the Creole version. I had all of the major ingredients for a vegan version at hand.
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A nourishing soup-- full of garlic and ginger in a tasty broth.  I used what I had in the house, and this is what I came up with-- very delicious, and, importantly, very fast and easy to make, even when not at your best.
I am suffering from a bad cold today. This my third day, but the worst one. I'm hoping that it will improve rapidly from here. I wasn't very hungry at all and skipped breakfast today, but I thought that I should make some sort of light, but nourishing soup for lunch-- full of garlic and ginger ...
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You might have noticed that I haven't been posting much for the last few months. Since I retired from the library where I worked for 36 years, I have been slowly trying to weed out my belongings and re-organize the storage in our small house-- particularly in my office, closets and the kitchen.
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I was very happy to be asked to review Jill Nussinow's brand-new book, "Vegan Under Pressure", especially because I had recently purchased a new Instant Pot IP-DUO60. Jill's book "The New Fast Food" has been a wonderful introduction to healthful, quick, easy and delicious vegan pressure cooking, ...
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I do apologize for blogging do seldom lately! A combination of lack of inspiration, attempting to sort through the accumulation of belongings after being in this house for 18 years and get rid of what is not needed, and various family stuff (including, I'm so sorry to say, a death in the family) ...
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I've been working on this recipe for weeks now (which is one reason why I haven't blogged lately) and I think I have finally nailed it. Quiche Lorraine (made with eggs and milk and real bacon or ham) was one of my go-to dishes many years ago. We always had it for Christmas breakfast, ...
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VEGAN THAI-STYLE CORN FRITTERS, SHALLOW-FRIED OR BAKED (Can be GF)
It's been a long time since I last blogged. I've been taking a semi-break from internet activity for a little while, but that isn't the only reason. We've been eating pretty simply, for one thing, and I'm preparing for a cooking workshop coming up soon. Also, we've had company and the odd family ...
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PASTIERA NAPOLITANA VEGAN (NEAPOLITAN EASTER GRAIN & "RICOTTA" PIE) Looking for a new Easter dessert? Several years ago a reader wrote to me, asking: "Do you have any vegan recipes for the Italian wheat and rice pies that are served on Easter morning along with the frittata that my Grandma used to make? Thank you, Adrienne"
***Though I had heard about it, I had never eaten this pie. However, I do have a recipe for a vegan "ricotta pie" in my book "Nonna's Italian Kitchen", and I knew that this Easter pie contained ricotta, so I figured that I could work on it with that recipe as a start. 
I did some research and then decided to try the formula I came up with on some friends who were coming for dinner. I thought it had turned out rather well-- impressive looking, and we all loved it- but, since I had never actually eaten the "real thing", I had nothing to compare it to. So, I asked Adrienne to try it ahead of time, for her sake and mine (maybe just half the recipe, which she did) and give me an honest assessment. Her verdict? “Out of this world great.” 
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New post:  Quick, easy, fresh, lowfat & kid-friendly!
From the time I was 4 to 11, my family lived in a winery in the beautiful Livermore Valley of California, just south of San Francisco (where we moved to when I was 11). My father, Alejandro Jaime Urbina, was the official host at the Cresta Blanca Winery (now Wente Brothers Vineyards).
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Whoa! it's happened again! 
Team One Green Planet <admin@onegreenplanet.org>
2:27 AM (6 hours ago)
Hi Bryanna,
Your post "Sun-Dried Tomato, Basil and Kalamata Olive 'Ricotta' Spread [Vegan, Gluten-Free]" has hit the stratosphere and gone viral with over 2K shares and counting! (PS: This post includes my two favorite vegan ricotta recipes.)
http://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/sundried-tomato-basil-and-kalamata-olive-ricotta-spread/
Is there an herb more versatile than basil? You can pretty much do anything you like with it, from pasta sauce to spreads to a few spare leaves in a crisp, summer salad. Flavorful and bright, it makes any dish more special and this creamy spread is no exception. I've included two recipes for vegan ricotta that you can choose from, one with soy and one without.
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Occupation
Besides running a small branch of of the local library system, I write vegan cookbooks, a vegan cooking bog and sometimes teach vegan cooking.
Employment
  • Vancouver Island Regional Library, Union Bay BC
    Branch Manager/Circulation Supervisor, 1979 - present
    I run a small branch of the library system, in Union Bay, BC
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Female
Other names
Bryanna Urbina (maiden name)
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Vegan cookbook author
Introduction
I'm a vegan cookbook author, author of "World Vegan Feast" (Vegan Heritage Press, 2011) and 7 more cookbooks from the Book Publishing Co. (Summertown, TN).  I
Bragging rights
I'm proud mom of 3 daughters, Sarah, Justine and Bethany; one son, Tim; and 2 stepsons, Sean and Laurence. I have 2 grandsons, ages 9 and 24; and 5 granddaughters, ages 21, 18, 15, 14, and 12.
Education
  • Galileo High School, San Francisco, CA
    1964 - 1966
  • Langara College, Vancouver, BC
    English, Art and History, 1969 - 1971