Vegan Rice, Sausage, Onions & Kidney Beans

The other night it dawned on me that I was the queen of one dish meals.  I may use a couple or more burners to cook the meals, but they end up somehow in the same serving platter. The one pictured was simple – rice of your choice (This was a mixed rice with variousContinue reading “Vegan Rice, Sausage, Onions & Kidney Beans”

The Food Facts of Life

We sat at a wise sage’s feet and he told us the facts of life, about the birds and bees, etc.  And it wasn’t at all how I imagined it to be.  I was surprised to learn that babies did not come from storks, but from the food we eat. Possibly I just dreamt this.Continue reading “The Food Facts of Life”

Finding Comfort

This morning we woke up to more snow.  Spring is just dribbling in very slowly.  We also awoke to the horrible news of the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan.  It’s been a rather solemn day with little inspiration. Last night maybe there was a vibration in the air of some uncontrollable pending disaster.  IContinue reading “Finding Comfort”

Cooking Together

Chris joined me in the kitchen to make his better ever day sweet potato chips. I made wraps using cream cheese, Gorgonzola cheese, salad greens, tomato, cucumber, shredded purple cabbage, sea salt, and mixed hand-ground pepper. We also had some leftover brown rice with beans seasoned with Indian spice. Afterward, for the first time, IContinue reading “Cooking Together”

Last of the Blackberries

Yesterday’s post was about cherries.  Today, it’s about blackberries.  This weekend we used the last of our frozen blackberries, blackberries that were picked from our farm.  We have an abundance of wild blackberries.  Blackberry picking is hard work.  Plus, the trick is getting to them at just the right time.  There is that moment ofContinue reading “Last of the Blackberries”

Life Can Be a Cherry Pie

That is life with my grandmother. My grandmother on my mother’s side played a prominent role in my life. It seemed as if a lot of my growing up years were spent at my grandmother’s house, or Granny as I called her. Granny was a working woman which was somewhat of a novelty in herContinue reading “Life Can Be a Cherry Pie”

Cashew Curry

I made this dish a couple of days ago.  I was looking for a recipe using the coconut milk.  I had just purchased a carton hoping to switch over from regular milk, which I mostly use for chai teas.  But the taste just didn’t appeal to me.  And, the coconut milk just didn’t mix withContinue reading “Cashew Curry”

Ending the Affair

I’ve been contemplating just that for quite a while now.  Unfortunately, so many times I just get sucked back in, lured by what seems to be my uncontrollable sense desires.  Last night, however, I made the resolve to go cold turkey.  I thought writing about it might help me cope. My husband, of course, isContinue reading “Ending the Affair”

No Chicken Sesame Chicken & Rice

I’m too stuffed to write anything tonight.  So, I’m posting tonight’s dinner.  Most of the time I don’t pre-plan meals.  It’s sort of an hour before meal time I rely on what’s in the refrigerator and cupboard and intuition.  I was working around some General Tso’s Vegan Chicken from Whole Foods.  The Whole Foods inContinue reading “No Chicken Sesame Chicken & Rice”

Vegetarian Revolution

We recently saw the show, “Food Revolution,” hosted by Jamie Oliver.  This took place in Huntington, WV, the town my husband works in.  Just recently they added vegetarian selections to Marshall University cafeteria entrees.  I don’t know if this was inspired by the show, but am glad to see it happen.  A couple of monthsContinue reading “Vegetarian Revolution”