Vegan MoFo Week 3 Wrap-Up: Squash Soup, Szekely Goulash, Breakfast Burrito, Pickles, Rice Cooker Black-Eyed Peas and more!

Woot! Three weeks of daily blogging. Didn’t know I had it in me!  Here’s a recap: Sunday: Dehydrated Black Bean Burger (Recipe Revisit for Vegan MoFo) ...more

Cooking Phases + Pickles!

When my husband and I met, I cooked. Meaning I cooked for myself and he was the kind of guy who went to a local bar and grill for dinner or ordered pizza. I’m older than him (not by much, just enough for this.  Me: “Oh, this was my Senior Prom theme song” Him: “They played that at my 8th grade dance” … anyway) so when we met in Chicago, I had been living on my own a bit longer.  I lived by myself, worked full time and I was practical.  I would put a pot roast in the crock pot in the morning, with potatoes, and dinner would be ready when I got home. On the weekends I would bake a cake, get a big ole pot of (meat) chili going and stock my fridge with beer for the Chicago Bears game.  Did I mention I lived on my own?...more

I enjoyed to read about how both you and your husband´s attitude to food and cooking has ...more

Fire and Ice Pickles

 **Please note: all food posts are from my previous blog The Flexitarian Kitchen. I've kept them here because... well, they're good recipes. And it's late. And I'm tired of adjusting my settings. Think of these recipes as the free prize in the bottom of the cereal box!...more
I tried this and they turned out really yummy but sorta wrinkly! I wonder what I did wrong!more

High school

I did not go to an ordinary high school.  Since graduation, I have become more and more aware of the fact that my high school experience was atypical in that it was of the “magnet” and “art” varieties....more

Eyez On A Deli Named Ella: Ella's Deli


Happy International Pickle Week! Celebrate with Some Unusual Pickles

International Pickle Week takes place May 15-25 this year -- and yes, I am noting for the record that that's actually 10 days, but who am I to argue with the Pickle Authorities? The event, scheduled right around the same time of year that the Northern Hemisphere is planting cucumbers for summer growth, celebrates those briny, vinegary vegetables that serve as a savory snack or condiment. ...more

I've made pickled daikon and pickled yellow squash, and I really like any kind of pickle. ...more