Gardener’s Pie (a.k.a. Shepherd’s Pie)

We have spent the last 10 days in England visiting family and during our stay we did not have one Shepherd’s Pie. So for our first relatively unjetlagged night home I cooked us a vegan Shepherd’s Pie that the family dubbed Gardener’s Pie instead.  It was very delicious and I didn’t use Worcestershire sauce (it…

Seitan Recipe

My first attempt making seitan, and it was successful!

Tomato Soup

Hello Winter and the dark days you bring. Thankfully during the winter months eating soup every day for two out of three meals is acceptable. Today I was craving tomato soup, but there was none to be found in my cupboard (this is often the case in this house). This soup grew into a recipe…

Conflicted

Recently, I have been feeling conflicted about MY meat consumption. Why? Your guess is as good as mine at this point. So, a couple of weeks back I decided to just do a “Vegetarian Challenge” (?) for myself. This post is not about that, this one will be more about the background of it all….

Stuffed Bell Peppers – no rice

I have dreaded stuffed bell peppers for the majority of my life. For me they meant this tortured meal that consisted of a hard, crunchy, chewy, bland, gross thing I was forced to masticate and enjoy….. UGH. There was NEVER enough ketchup to cover up their nastiness. No offense to my mother growing up, she…

Recovery is a long and complicated road

Here I am at just over a year since my back surgery. Woah, it has been a very long year… What I have dealt with since my discectomy: Physical recovery- I have felt so slow during this recovery… I felt like I should be HEALED in 3 months. Truth be told, I was not. I…

Crock Pot New Mexican Pork

I love food that warms the belly and soul. This is a New Mexican dish that is soul-warming, tasty, and feels like your stomach just gave you a hug! The sauce is fiery, red, and has just the right amount of spice to tinkle your tongue.    It started all because I saw this amazing…

Favourite Vegetarian Dishes

Recently Instagram did this really fun thing where it allowed text boxes on their stories that prompted people to “Ask Me A Question”— I caved and did it. I really do like answering questions and I want people to ask questions… just beware you’ll get blatant, honest answers. (I wonder how outdated this feature will…

2017 Temperature Blanket

  This past year, as a project, I crocheted a Temperature Blanket. What is this you may ask? Well, this is a project where you crochet one row on a blanket for every day of the year based on the current high temperature of that day. I live is Seattle region so rightfully my blanket…

Happy New YEAR!!! 2018

It is that time of year again, the time we all make resolutions just so we can break them by February 1st and then feel like a failure for the rest of the year. I had three ideas of a New Year’s post. What were popular New Years Resolutions in the 1950s, 60s, 70s, e.t.c….