Chile Verde with black beans and kale

August 3rd 2013

verde3So plant-based eating is such a deviation of the norm for me in many ways, but after a full week I already feel better! A few minor ailments I’ve had, no longer vex me, I feel light(er) and energized! I have ...Continue Reading

3 ingredient, no cook, chocolate + chia seed pudding

August 1st 2013

chia1 So after educating myself, by reading “Eat to live”, I got me some chia seeds and some flax. My kids always want ice cream or sweet stuff, so I did an experiment, my hypotheses was that if it has a little ...Continue Reading

Vegan miso ramen with brown rice + buckwheat noodles and mushrooms

July 30th 2013

veganramenWell, already on day five of doing my plant based cleanse and I feel really good and am down 4lbs! The one problem I have is that after reading “Eat to live” I found the recipes pretty blah….of course I like ...Continue Reading

Golden beets with amaranth and raw hazelnut pesto

July 27th 2013

beets2 Whoa Nelly, it’s basil season! Green herbage in general is exceptional this time of year in the Pacific Northwest. I scored today at the farmer’s market I really did! I got some gorgeous “loose” meaning not “perfect” golden beets, whatever a ...Continue Reading

Cornflake semi-fried chicken tenders

July 25th 2013

chick3 This dish right here is probably one of the reasons I have been married so long! This hands down is my husband’s favorite meal ever. I learned this early on in our relationship, his mom makes her own version, and this ...Continue Reading

Better than having a V-8, 8 veggie Bolognese

July 24th 2013

sghett2 I don’t know how many times I hear or see folks rushing over to their local Italian chain restaurant to pay way too much to eat microwaved pasta that is easily replicated (or made better) at home for a much more ...Continue Reading

Greek salad "Horitaki"

July 23rd 2013

salad3 Way back in 1999, the fall after I graduated high school, I got to go to Greece with my Mom, Dad, and sisters. We landed in Athens and stayed at a quaint little hotel right in the middle of the action. ...Continue Reading

Southwestern style chopped salad with homemade tomatillo ranch

July 20th 2013

IMG_5499Yes I shamelessly love shopping at the grocery outlet in my neighborhood….their beer selection is better than anywhere not to mention cheaper, the same stuff can cost you upwards of $1 + at the Wholefoods, unless wholefoods is running a promo. ...Continue Reading

Faki (Greek Lentil Soup), also known as don't "faki" with the old man's soup!

July 17th 2013

lentil1 Yep another install of lentil soup, but this is no run of mill “something I think up” soup. This is the real deal Greek style lentil soup that is simple yet outrageously good. You need nothing particularly special for this, more ...Continue Reading

Asian persuasion cold noodle salad

July 17th 2013

IMG_5430 Summertime and the livin is HOT! No air conditioning, and high humidity can totally change my dinner menu that is for sure. Tonight’s recipe du jour is a delicious, veggie filled, healthy cold noodle salad that basically take having to use ...Continue Reading