Holiday Wrap Up Part II

The week of Christmas promised one potluck, two big family parties, and at least six hour in the car.  I’m always ready to show others how “not different” plant based cooking can be, so I tend to not hold back when given the opportunity to show off a little bit.  To take to the potContinue reading “Holiday Wrap Up Part II”

Holiday Wrap Up Part I

Friends, consider this the post-early Thanksgiving holiday wrap up. I haven’t stopped cooking for months and it’s been a blur of of whisks and a haze of flour for weeks on end.  As I come out come down from the sugary buzz of all the delicious treats and warm happy feeling a slice of homemadeContinue reading “Holiday Wrap Up Part I”

How I cook

Some people know how to cook, others know how to follow a recipe. These are both important but very different skills one may possess. Curious family, friends and colleagues have often said they’d eat “better”  or with “less meat” if they knew how to cook. This is one of the reasons I wanted to startContinue reading “How I cook”

Summer Dinner Menu

The trees are turning yellow, but I know it is stress from this late summer heat wave and not from a shift in seasons. The gardens are still kicking tomatoes and a long day met with happily with a fresh and flavorful dinner, unless you are a cat, in which case you will find thisContinue reading “Summer Dinner Menu”

No Bake Peanut Butter Balls

Without proper planning my kids begin to wilt around 3:00pm. Attitudes flare. Tantrums interrupt an otherwise peaceful day. Tears are triggered by the smallest offense. With enough water and a snacks this drama can generally be avoided or can help them perk up, like your favorite fancy houseplant after a long vacation. The secret toContinue reading “No Bake Peanut Butter Balls”

Taco Tofu (aka Deer Meat?)

My daughter is a history buff. If left to her own devices she often creates a world around her that is the 1880s, a fantasy which is charming (and socially acceptable) because she is only eight. When she or little brother sense I am busy in the kitchen they are inspired to ask me toContinue reading “Taco Tofu (aka Deer Meat?)”

Building a Food Bowl

Grain bowl, Buddha bowl, harvest bowl, burrito bowl, big ass salad — or the perfectly fine and broadly used — food bowl. I was introduced to the term “food bowl” by my brother-in-law. He was chopping veggies in the kitchen while we were on vacation, resulting in a family favorite, gado-gado. I am not aContinue reading “Building a Food Bowl”