Day 7: Monthly Reading

My monthly inspirational book for January is, “8 Mindful Steps to Happiness” by Bhante Henepola Gunaratana. “Monthly” might not be the correct word. I’ve actually been reading this book for a month already and… Continue reading

Day 1: Becoming Vegan (again).

“I’ve been vegan for six years, vegetarian for two before that.” This is what I tell people when they ask how long I’ve been vegan. To answer standard follow-up questions – I became vegetarian… Continue reading

Not another taco!

Three nights last week I heated up refried beans, chopped tomatoes and avocados, and assemble mini corn tortillas for taco night after taco night. Yet there were still leftovers and I was not about… Continue reading

Figgin’ Incredible!

I’ve only eaten fresh figs once in my life, about five years ago. The memory of them is of a sugary, melt in your mouth heaven. These days however, fresh figs run $7.99/pound,… Continue reading

7am Peach Cobbler

It’s been way too cold in the mornings for this to be August. A warm, cozy breakfast was called for today, and the obvious solution was peach cobbler. Ok, not really peach cobbler, but… Continue reading

My first English muffin

No, not those dry, cakey English muffins that come six to a pack in the grocery store. I’m talking about a fresh out of the oven, fluffy English muffin, as seen here from… Continue reading

Kitchen sink salad – a lazy girl’s lunch

Fridays call for an easy lunch, and nothing is usually easier than a salad. But as a vegan who doesn’t like salad dressing, it can be a little uninspiring. Lately however, I have… Continue reading

Food destiny – an imperfect lasagna

Don’t you just love it when things fall into place? Last summer I received this beautiful Le Creuset casserole dish for my bridal shower. It’s been packed away for some time because  of the… Continue reading

Inspiration delivered

I used to plan weekly menus by scouring my cookbooks looking for inspiration, waiting for a recipe to jump out at me. I’d plan about 4 different recipes a week and assume there… Continue reading

Sweaty eggplant?

I don’t think I’ve ever had a dish and said, “I wish there wasn’t eggplant in this.” In my opinion you can’t go wrong with eggplant. In the past, however, I would leave it… Continue reading