New Year – 2019

Here we are being thrown into another new year with most people doing the “Best of 2018” and their “New Year – New You” posts and ideas.  Here I am just thankful I made it to the end of 2018 not dealing with chronic depression the entire year. Here I am thankful that I have…

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…