A Vote for the Frugal Foodie, Please!

One of my recipes from One Frugal Foodie was selected for a recipe contest.  They wanted a favorite comfort food, so I submitted the Won Ton Soup that my husband craves frequently.  If you get a moment to pop over and give a quick click to vote for my recipe, I…

Food Blog Awards!

Two of my favorite blogs are up for nomination, if you get the chance go over and give a quick vote.  No sign-up is required, just a click.  These are my picks: Best Food Blog – Writing – Bittersweet Blog (Hannah is only 18!)- http://wellfed.net/2007/12/10/vote-best-food-blog-writing/ Best Food Blog – Theme…

Eating Vegan ~ Day 4 ~ Southwestern Style

Forming quite the routine, my day started out with preparing our smoothies (kiwi-berry this time), snacking on rice cakes with nut butter, and sneaking some of VeggieGirl’s pumpkin bread from the freezer.  I regained some virtue with an apple later in the day.  However, both lunch and dinner had to…

Eating Vegan ~ Day 3 ~ Comfort Food

Overall it was a tasty day.  It was refreshing to find comfort in a pasta marinara, a dish I take for granted.  Just a quick low down for some vegan meal ideas …  Breakfast: (vegan (egg-free/dairy-free), gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free) The smoothie has become our routine.  It seems to be the best way to…

Kicking-off My First Ever Vegan Week …

I have been toying with the idea of giving the vegan diet a whirl for some time now.  After all, I am half way there with dairy-free living and I often feel energized from meat-free meals.  Yet, it wasn’t until two inspirations emerged that I decided to declare our house…

Tastes of Italy for $.99

As much as I love grocery shopping, some trips lately have been more frustrating than fruitful. “No, we have to get that organic,” “No, that could be GMO,” “Added hormones….,” “Nope, contains milk,” “It costs how much?” “It’s organic, but ugh!”  So many rules and guidelines that I never had…

A Gingerly Birthday

Yeah, it’s my birthday!  Or should I say birthday week?  Saturday, my husband and I went for a great hike with lots of fun rock scrambling just a few miles from our house.  Sunday, we met up with family and friends for dinner and to see a singer my parents know perfrom at…

A Real Blondie

I am one of those rare people who’s hair color has never changed.  In fact, the color and texture could easily be mistaken for my 4 year old photo.  Not so bad, one might think, but my hair color is what many so kindly like to call “dishwater” or “dirty”…

Regaining Control … sort of

Feeling overwhelmed with to do’s this past week, I finally realized that my surroundings may be the culprit rather than the tasks at hand.  So… I squeezed in some time this weekend to organize a bit.  Starting with the long neglected cupboards and fridge, I got to work (now what to…

Baking: Patience is a Virtue

Let the truth be told that while I am not an award-winning cook, I have always loved baking.  I am one of those insane people who refused to purchase a bread maker just because I absolutely loved the process of preparing bread by hand.  Yet, while (almost) all of my baked…

My First Meme

Just a few weeks into my first “real” blog, and I already have two meme’s on my to do list!  I am so honored.  I actually received two tags for the same meme, one from AllergicGirl and one from No Whey Mama.  Here are the rules: 1. Let others know…

Summer Oasis

With a cookbook heading to print, leaving town has been difficult. Aside from the usual busy-work, proofs back and forth in the mail require that we be here to turn them around quickly.  We found a window though, and headed off for a mid-week escape… taking our first venture to…