Can you believe it’s already Fat Tuesday? And can you believe this year Fat Tuesday is on February 13th, which means it’s followed by Ash Wednesday on February 14th – Valentine’s Day? Yep, the kickoff of Lent – a season of fasting, abstinence, and avoiding temptation – falls on the same day devoted to gorging on chocolates,… Read More ›
In the American South, we believe what you eat on New Year’s Day will determine your financial future for the coming year. Here are 6 traditional and non-traditional recipes from my blog. If they don’t bring you wealth, they will surely bring you health! Happy 2018!
“It was one of those days you sometimes get latish in the Autumn, when the sun beams, the birds toot, and there is a bracing tang in the air that sends the blood beetling briskly through the veins.” – P.G. Wodehouse. Ever come across a recipe that seems just too good to be true? Like… Read More ›
“Please allow me to introduce myself, I’m a man of wealth and taste,” – Mick Jagger, Sympathy for the Devil. If the devil came to dinner, what would you serve him? Perhaps Pasta Arrabiata? Because it’s hot as h*ll and pairs well with seitan! Ha ha ha! (Sorry, couldn’t resist.) Arrabiata actually means “angry,”… Read More ›
“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch he thinks is the most sincere …” – Charles Schwartz Does anything say October louder than pumpkins and winter squash? My original intent was to make kaddu ki sabzi – an Indian spicy, salty, sweet and sour pumpkin dish that gets all of your… Read More ›
Which came first, the chicken or the egg? Neither was needed for this delicious Autumn tempeh salad featuring sweet apples, juicy grapes, and crunchy nuts.
“Every heart has its own skeletons.” – Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina There are two kinds of vegans in the world. Those who like Daiya cheese, and those who – don’t. If you like Daiya cheese you will definitely love their cheezecakes – New York Style (plain), Chocolate, Strawberry, Key Lime, and limited edition Pumpkin Spice…. Read More ›
Autumn – The year’s last, loveliest smile. – William Cullent Bryant In my last post I talked about transition foods and the gradual move from light, simple Summer foods to warmer, heartier fare. A prime example is chili. A bowl of hot, steaming chili is enjoyable to eat in cooler temps, wearing jeans and a… Read More ›
“It was a beautiful, bright Autumn day, with air like cider and a sky so blue you could drown in it.” – Diana Gabaldon, Outlander The seasons are transitioning. In Charlotte, it’s subtle. Daytime temps are still in the 80’s. Leaves are still green. But the humidity has eased. Nights are longer and cooler. The… Read More ›
This recipe is perfect for those last-minute cookout invitations. It’s fast – for when you don’t have time to cook, or don’t have time for your trademark bean salad/potato salad/pasta salad to chill. It’s easy, if you don’t feel like cooking. And it’s inexpensive – less than a tub of hummus and a bag of… Read More ›
Summer cooking doesn’t get any easier – or more delicious – than this. This is one of my mom’s pasta sauce recipes, one that she made only in the late days of Summer, when perfectly ripened tomatoes and sweet basil were plentiful. It’s one of those perfect summer meals. It’s fast – you can… Read More ›
VEGAN; GLUTEN FREE OPTIONS! Sometimes, I hesitate to write a post because I’m afraid I’m just sharing the obvious – and perhaps painfully obvious. Because everyone knows how to make a fruit and yogurt parfait, right? But then, every time I bring one of these babies to work, someone stops by my desk. “Ooooh, what’s… Read More ›
If you’re “of a certain age”, you remember how much fun Jell-O used to be when you were growing up. Baby Boomers experienced Jell-O at the height of its popularity – when young mothers were first being introduced to the joy and convenience of TV dinners and canned and packaged foods. Jell-O was a novelty,… Read More ›
My partner is a man who likes his rice and beans. Specifically, he likes his rice and beans on Sunday. Every Sunday. According to him, it’s the only acceptable meal to serve on a Sunday evening. (I’ve tried serving other foods, but he was NOT amused.) So it was with dismay I discovered I only… Read More ›
Oh, all right. I know what everyone’s thinking. “Another salad recipe? Isn’t this the woman who HATES raw leafy greens?” Yes, I AM the woman who hates raw leafy greens. I’m also the woman who has decided to experiment with raw vegan for a few months. (Don’t panic, gentle readers … I’m not going totally… Read More ›