A Plant-based Thanksgiving Feast

For some of my readers, a Thanksgiving feast that doesn’t feature a turkey or ham may be blasphemous 😜 to the tradition. I know for me and what I grew up with, there are memories of always having a beautifully carved spiral, honey-baked ham and a baked or Cajun-fried turkey. But honestly, the foods that […]

Being Thankful

I’ve been away for a while! And being that it’s the day after a U.S. holiday, Thanksgiving, I’ve spent the previous day and today reflecting on those things that are meant to go in accordance with the tradition. I’m not going to go into the history of the holiday, because with history, there are always […]

Choline Controversy

In the world of nutrition, a little known nutrient made major headlines and caused ripples among the diet trends and social belief systems that are growing more popular in the wake of knowledge of food production/handling and health. What little tidbit could cause that much of a shake-up, you might wonder. Well, that little nutrient […]

A Post about Toast

As promised in a previous post, I’ve got a couple quick, simple recipes for your chompers. 🙂 Most days for most of us, we need something quick, convenient, and something to keep us full and satisfied until the next break. “What’s so great about toast?” you may ask. With these ingredients, I assure you, you’ll […]

Black Bean and Mushroom Burger

It’s burger night! Does it get any more “American” than that? Well, I guess that depends on… Wait, this sounds strangely familiar. If you read my previous post, then you’ll know why. This house must be craving some standard American fare. And in this Land of the Free and home to millions of acres of […]

Mushroom Sauce Pizza with Arugula and Onion Jam Drizzle

It’s pizza night! Does it get any more “American” than that? Well, I guess that depends on whether you’re craving pizza, hotdogs, or hamburgers. But tonight, we’re craving pizza. And rather than ordering delivery, we’re gonna get artsy with this Italian-American fare. This recipe takes inspiration from a friend who had given me some tips […]

Onion-Peach-Jalepeno Jam

Ingredients:1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil3 large sweet onions, chopped2 ripe peaches, peeled and diced1 jalepeno, seeds left in or out up to you*, chopped3 parsley sprigs, chopped or 1 Tsp dried parsley3 bay leaves2 rosemary sprigs, chopped or 1/2 Tsp dried rosemary3/4 cup coconut or brown sugar3/4 cup balsamic vinegarsalt Recipe:In a large pot […]

Sweet and Sour Tofu with Fried Rice

The classic sauce known as “Sweet and Sour” is not a tradition of Chinese cuisine. What became known as Chinese-American food started in the late 1800s, when Chinese laborers formed communities to support each other, bringing flavors from home to offer comfort to the longing of familiarity left behind. Other laborers began experiencing the Chinese […]

Chickpea and Carrot Pitas with Tahini Dressing

In the Middle East, flatbread – known as pita – was made by mixing together flour and water, then letting the dough sit out to gather yeasts from the air. When the dough showed signs of life with little air bubbles forming and popping, the pita was then baked at a high temperature, causing the […]