Meatless Monday No. 12 - Portobello Mushroom Burgers & Crispy Sweet Potato Fries

Well, I did it... as promised, I restarted my Meatless Monday experiment and cooked dinner for Peter and I tonight. ...more

Healthy Mediterranean Falafel – Raw & Vegan

I LOVE Falafel but not the fat that comes along with it so I created a healthier version..  Traditional Falafel is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, aka garbanzo beans. Think of it as Middle Eastern Fast Food. I wanted to bump up the flavors and keep it raw (and bean less) yet full of protein from seeds....more

The Best Fried Green Tomatoes

Crisp and tangy, fried green tomatoes are the ultimate Southern comfort food .. These are one of my favorites.  I LOVE Fried green tomatoes.. A southern classic.  But this fried green tomato has a modern twist, Panko.Panko is a japanese breadcrumb that gets really crispy when fried or baked.  I absolutely love the crunchiness the panko gives to these tomatoes....more

veggie and carnivore chilis

I have been hardcore slacking on the cooking lately. Oops....more

Meatless Monday - Take Two

Not sure if anyone happened to notice, but (whispers) I didn't restart my Meatless Monday experiment in January like I'd said I would. And now (further whispers) it's more than halfway through February, and I STILL haven't managed to get back on the ...more
melanie jean juneau That's the nice thing about personal blogs - you can write about whatever ...more

Kale Salad with Citrus, Avocado, and Spicy Almonds

I had a version of this salad last summer at one of my favorite restaurants in Pawtucket, the Garden Grille. I love this restaurant because the menu is proudly vegetarian with a number of vegan options. You’d think this would limit the crowd, but almost every time I’ve visited there has been a wait. One of the reasons is that even the most cavemen of meat eaters can find something they enjoy on the menu. The dishes are filling and don’t feel like they are lacking in anything because there is so much flavor in them....more

Lentil Quinoa Burgers with a Buffalo Dressing

I really like the way these burgers came out. It took some time to put this recipe together but that said it is now complete. They are full of healthy ingredients and do a good job of staying together which is a plus. ...more

Healthy Veggie Quesadillas, Santa Fe Style

Quesadillas are a favorite around our house.  I love this version.  It's healthy, fresh, full of veggies and protein and loaded with flavor.Quesadillas are so versatile and can be filled with just about anything....more
These look really Great!  I am definately going to give them a try, especially as I am missing ...more

Steakhouse Salads

Originally posted at Chocolat and a Baby Doll...more

An Unlikely Vegetarian

I didn't intend to like it so much. The whole, "no meat" thing. I was never a huge lover of red meat so that was not an expected issue. There would be no longings for a big, juicy steak. That part of it all would be a breeze.However, chicken by the end of 2013 had become a regular staple in my diet. The thought of no chicken left me wondering what vegetarian replacement would grace my lunch and dinner plates?Yes, I said it. The V word. Vegetarian. GASP....more