Salad Inspired by Jamie Oliver

Awhile back we 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. These directions wereContinue reading “Salad Inspired by Jamie Oliver”

Vegetarian Hot Brown

Before going vegetarian, hot brown, made famous in Kentucky, by the The Brown Hotel in Louisville, was always an okay dish with me, but not to be listed among my favorites.  I had never thought that hot brown could possibly be vegetarian considering its main ingredients were ham, turkey, and bacon, but the vegetarian versionContinue reading “Vegetarian Hot Brown”

Vegan Hot Dogs

I still remember the taste of hot dogs.  I grew up with them, loaded with sauce and cole slaw. Well, actually cole slaw on hot dogs didn’t come until much later.  So, I wanted to re-invent it vegan style, right down to the sauce.  I finally came up with something, which my husband agrees asContinue reading “Vegan Hot Dogs”

Home Made Ice Cream

Perfect for this summer heat!  In June while visiting our daughter we were introduced to home made peach ice cream made in a Cuisinart ice cream maker.  It was delicious – much fresher than anything in the stores.  We purchased one for ourselves. I’m now on my fourth ice cream batch.  A batch is ratherContinue reading “Home Made Ice Cream”

Hiking and Miguel’s Pizza

This past weekend we hiked in the Red River Gorge area.  My aching calf muscles and the stinky sweaty clothes I just today loaded into the washing machine attest to the hilly areas we climbed.  There was a time when hiking was one of our biggest pleasures, but sadly we had gotten away from itContinue reading “Hiking and Miguel’s Pizza”

Queen of Something

Not the musical group.  Not Elizabeth.  I’m not royal, but I could call myself queen of something.  I’m the queen of one-dish meals. I grew up where we had one of those large country kitchens, no dining room.  My mother basically cooked from morning until five.  There was no dishwasher, well other than me.  ButContinue reading “Queen of Something”

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”

My Take on Gyro’s

My husband loves gyro’s.  The other night was my first attempt at a vegetarian gyro.  I used tempeh as a lamb substitute, but think it would have been as good without. For Two: Cut one half package of tempeh in bite size pieces. Saute’ in a tablespoon of oil, chili powder, cumin, and turmeric toContinue reading “My Take on Gyro’s”

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”