Basic Bananaloupe Smoothie

At last, the temperatures have risen just enough for me to enjoy a cool and creamy smoothie for my healthy mid-morning treat.  One of my favorite indulgences, yet oh so nutritious, most of my smoothies are made with not an ounce of added sugars.  Rather, ripe fruit takes center stage for…

Going Cocoa-Nutty over These Cookies

Honestly, I am not a chocolate cookie fan, so I have no idea how I became obsessed with trying to create this cookie.  I think perhaps it was the initial draw of a chocolate covered cherry cookie.  I do love chocolate covered cherries … yet, as it turns out, this…

Homemade Veggie Burgers & Fluffy White Cupcakes

I looove veggie burgers.  Not really the faux meat ones made with soy, but rather the ones that taste like what they are, veggies and grains.  Well, at long last, thanks to the inspirational Chicago Diner recipe from The Non-Dairy Queen, I made my first attempt at homemade veggie burgers. …

Quick & Easy Stir-Fry

We are Asian food fanatics in our household.  Whether authentic or Americanized … Thai, Vietnamese, Chinese, Korean, or Japanese … we love it all.  I think my favories are sushi and thai food (lemongrass, flavorful curry, pad thai, peanut sauce, oh I could go on), but I must confess that…

Virtuous Morning Muffins & A New (to me) Fruit

My husband and I spent the holidays in British Columbia with his family.  Every day of the visit we would make our pilgrimage to the Whole Foods (a whopping ¼ mile from his parents house) for a jumbo muffin with tea.  Now, the muffins in Vancouver are quite unlike those…

Fabulous – yet completely unphotogenic – Fruit Crisp

I think my favorite dessert of all time is apple crisp.  I have never liked pie very much in its traditional form, that pesky crust getting in the way.  Just the fruity filling topped with those sugary sweet crispy crumbles makes my tastebuds swoon. Of course once in a while you…

Healing Mushroom Soup

Many people claim that they have found THE diet that keeps them free from colds for years.  Well, we haven’t found that diet as of yet, as my husband seems to have caught a cold.  But, our change in diet has yielded something interesting.  He is the type who gets a cold…

Creamy Spinach Pasta with a Lemon Twist

With no sign of letting up, and already a week past our designated vegan week, we are joyfully continuing with this delicious vegan-at-home diet.  My husband is loving the food (and quite frankly that I am actually cooking rather than asking to eat out all the time), and I am…

Eating Vegan ~ Day 2 ~ What Am I Doing Wrong?

No, we haven’t had trouble sticking to the diet … actually today was easy.  We even sampled a few vegan convenience foods, but on my behalf, they were foods that I likely wouldn’t have tried if we weren’t eating vegan this week.  More on that in a minute. More importantly, I…

Easy Rice Cooker Recipe & Sneaky Cat

Today, we were running out of food.  Ever been there? With no time to make it to Trader Joe’s or the main market we shop at, one of those market and produce type places, I scrounged the fridge for any remaining items that might make for a hearty lunch.  I…

Quinoa Crusted Eggplant

Okay, I couldn’t resist picking up another eggplant this week. Though it seems my subconscious was working in my favor, as when I returned home with my loot, I discovered a wonderful aubergine recipe on Pig in the Kitchen (yes, I always jump on my computer the second I get…

Perfect Coconut Millet

Rational Jenn started a blog carnival for living with food allergies.  I write about food allergies and intolerances with great regularity for Go Dairy Free, yet my mind drew a blank when I was asked to join the carnival.  My scientific-style writing seemed to boring for a blog, and the…

Aubergine Addiction

The other day, I spotted an old friend on sale.  Just $.88 for a large, smooth eggplant.  My husband often makes fun of my eggplant “addiction” as he calls it, so I quietly snuck one in the cart, hoping to go unnoticed.  Of course he caught me.  I quickly proclaimed what…