Conversations With Kids...A Vegetarian Christmas

Actual conversation I held today with several 5th graders:Kid #1: "So, you're a vegetarian, right?" Me:  "Yes.  And what does this have to do with the reading lesson?"Kid #1:  "Well, so you don't celebrate Christmas then." Me:  "Being a vegetarian doesn't have anything to do with Christmas.  It just means I won't be eating ham for Christmas."...more

Meatless Monday Hiatus (until 2014)

Much as I am enjoying researching recipes and learning to make vegetarian meals as part of my Meatless Monday experiment, December has so far been crazy, schedule-wise (can you relate?!) - and the insanity shows no sign of letting up anytime soon. ...more

Meatless Monday No. 11 - They can't all be winners

Friday - day off and Christmas dinner with a friend. Saturday - errands and shopping and a Christmas potluck party that went on into the wee hours. Sunday - relaxing day at home. Monday - two afternoon appointments and... OH NO! I never got around to planning my Meatless Monday dinner! Oops. ...more

Crispy Buffalo Chickpeas

As a vegetarian one of the only things I crave are buffalo chicken wings, I don't know why, but I miss the flavor of those spicy wings. These chickpeas are crispy, spicy, and although they don't taste exactly like chicken wings, they are still pretty darn good. Most flavored chick peas are fried, these are baked in a hot oven so they still have the crispiness without all of the fat and calories....more
dtanton um your grilled cheese is the best. And the peppermint cookies. But I will.more

Chloée Salon de Thé in Pau, France

Nancy Anne HarbordThis was my introduction to Chloée. A delicate carrot mousse amuse bouche that I have been trying to recreate ever since (minus the gelatine it probably contained). It tasted of pure carrot – clear, unadorned, simple. But delicious....more

Meatless Monday No. 10 - Shirataki Mac & Cheese

Can I get a show of hands from those of you who love pasta? Yes, I thought there might be a few of you! ...more

Creamy Homestyle Pot Pie

i mean, let's get real: is there anything more comforting than pot pie? it's warm, it's creamy, it's just delish in a dish. and lucky for you, this one's good for you! :) so eat to your heart's content. well. be reasonable. moderation is always the key. but really. go hog-wild. this is perfect for the holidays too! A nice big scoop of creamy pot pie goes well with any thanksgiving meal!ingredients:1 butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and diced1-2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced3-4 redskin potatoes unpeeled and diced...more

Mexican Quinoa Salad


easy veggie dumpling soup

Hasn't everyone been sick lately? Well, I was stricken last week - I felt achy and was coughing up a storm....more

Meatless Monday No. 8 - Veggie Scramble

Remember how I mentioned earlier that I just had a crazy week? Well, when Sunday finally rolled around - the first day in awhile where I had no deadlines or commitments - I crashed. ...more