Let’s Talk Protein

I have been a vegetarian or vegan for a nearly 10 years. I first chose to be a vegetarian after having read The China Study. My family has a history of heart disease and cancer, and I was following the same path as my father who had a heart attack at 41. The China Study … [Read more…]

Gluten Free Vegan Mac & Cheese

One of my favorite dishes has always been Mac & Cheese. Growing up we’d have the classic Kraft box dinner on a regular basis, but I only ate homemade mac & cheese if we went to a family get together. One of my aunts made it with the crusty breadcrumb top, but hell if I … [Read more…]


Nothing really goes better than Mac & Cheese than applesauce. One of my kids won’t eat the store bought stuff, but loves my homemade version so much they made a bet with me with applesauce every week as their prize. They won.

Whole Wheat Pretzels

When I was a kid growing up on the east coast we would travel to New York City and Philadelphia. Each time I would beg my parents to get one of the soft pretzels from the guys on the corner. Nothing was better as a kid, and they remain one of my favorite snacks to … [Read more…]

Vanilla Quinoa Pudding

Found this on Yahoo. Quinoa in this application results in a cross between rice pudding and tapioca, with more protein than either.

Spinach Linguini with Pesto and Avocado

This weekend hoofin’ it around the Capitol Square farmers market, I found a booth selling fresh handmade organic pasta. They only had two types that were vegan, so I bought a 9 oz package of their spinach linguini to use for dinner tonight. Of course, I hadn’t figured out what I was going to do … [Read more…]

Pesto with Spaghetti Squash

Start out with making some vegan Pesto like I used in my Spinach Linguini with Pesto and Avocado. Set this to the side and steam up your spaghetti squash. One the size of a standard American football should take an hour at 350 degrees. Don’t forget to poke holes with a knife to let the … [Read more…]

Kohlrabi & Beet Coleslaw

So this past week in the CSA we received a head of cabbage, my first kohlrabi ever and some beets. I don’t remember the last time I ate a beet. I have never been a big cabbage fan. But seeing these three things in the box, all I could think about was…coleslaw! The recipe was … [Read more…]

Jambalaya with Tofurkey Sausage

So this week, I had a craving for some good jambalaya, but I couldn’t find any recipe. I checked out a couple of non-vegan versions to see what kind of ingredients would be used. After reviewing a few things out there, I concocted this, which knocked my socks off. So I am here to share … [Read more…]

Homemade Maple and Brown Sugar Granola

One of the best things I did when I became a vegetarian is transition my family off of cookies and sweet, sugary cereals and onto to granola as our treat. We bought granola bars, granola cereal and I think I even tried a granola bread or two. Life was dandy.