Turmeric Coconut Rice

Only vaguely oven-related, But food is a good thing, right?We have a rice cooker, which does make life easier. And also splits this into cooking time and prep time.I found this yesterday, falling down the rabbit hole of clicking related links til something looks too good to leave. And by chance, I actually had everything for it. I've been hoarding coconut flakes with vague intentions of macaroons at some point. And they will probably still happen, I end up with a lot of egg whites. ...more

Avocado's Lament

Pastor Mom’s friend from Mexico, who recently visited with us for several weeks, tells me that avocadoes go for about a quarter apiece just the other side of the border.  I am dark green with envy.Lately, avocadoes have been selling for about a buck each here in California.  I think I need to grab me some pesos and take a little road trip to Mexicali....more

Curried Golden Lentil Soup

Of all the soups I've posted so far this month, this one is definitely kid #3's favorite. In fact, to be honest, no one else in the family even got to eat this soup today -- he scarfed it all. ALL. THE WHOLE THING....more

Pinterest Analytics and Apricot Truffles

 How many of you get totally lost in Pinterest?  I find myself using it also as a resource even when it comes to researching where Google would have been a go to or Bing in the past....more

Recipe: Vegan Smashed Potato Medallions

My experiment #3 -- daily vegan cooking -- started off strong last night.I made a new original recipe inspired by the idea of a loaded baked potato.If you're interested, here's the recipe....more

Your New Favorite Squash Recipe: Rosemary-Butternut Skillet Pie

There are some ingredients I'll absolutely never get tired of, and in the fall, butternut squash probably tops that list. This delicious variety of winter squash (also called butternut pumpkin in some parts of the world), is a vegetable that I learned to like from my Grandma Denny. Grandma would cut up the squash, scrape out the seeds, and roast it wrapped in foil; then we'd scrape it away from the skin and eat it with lots of butter, salt, and pepper. SO good. ...more
Sarah Wainwright Thanks Sarah!  That's just what I thought when I spotted it.more

Chipotle Tomato Bisque

Chipotle Tomato Bisque11/4/20140 Comments...more

Cheap Chic

Saving money on everyday purchases seems to have attained a great deal of popularity these days.  I suppose this is really nothing new; I have fond memories of my parents pasting Triple-S Blue Stamps (from Grand Union), S&H Green Stamps (from Daitch Shopwell) and Plaid Stamps (from the A&P) into little books that were stored in a kitchen cabinet next to the refrigerator.  And then there were always coupons to clip from the pull-out sections in the Sunday newspaper....more

What my Vegan Kids Eat for Breakfast, Day 1

This month I am starting a series called, What my Vegan Kids Eat for Breakfast. People often ask me what I feed my vegan family, so I hope these daily blogs help anyone starting out or gives you ideas for your own families....more