Being from the southern Appalachian region, roast is cooked in a pot. Ya’ll know it’s true. So when my husband told me this afternoon while we were planning our brave grocery outing on a Friday afternoon during Ramadan, that he wanted a roast for dinner, I was mentally making my grocery list, preparing to put…… Continue reading Wagyu What!?
One of the things I love about being Vegan or even Vegetarian is that plants go with plants. There really isn’t a lot that goes into “meal planning.” There are obviously certain ethnic foods that combine specific produce to create the flavors of that culture, but when it comes to something like a vegetable soup,…… Continue reading Pot O’ Veggies – Soups and Whatnot
“The female body is a complex thing. At once fragile and formidable, vulnerable and brave. It carries the seed of our hopes, the bloom of our youth, the weight of our fears. It can nurture and tremble, inspire and terrify. It oppresses and protects us, holding within it all that we are, projecting less than…… Continue reading Honoring Our Bodies
I had a friend ask me to post about the types of Whole Foods Plant Based staples I keep around my kitchen and why. As she and others are exploring the transition to reducing their animal product intake and a WFPB lifestyle, this post might be helpful! Also, the items I consider staples are ideal…… Continue reading What’s In Your Kitchen!?
I advanced to the thirty-seventh level of life yesterday. I don’t look back longing for when my breasts were un-nursed from and perkier, or when the skin of my belly was unmarked by the signs of bringing new and precious lives into the world or the times of irresponsibility and childhood innocence. As with most…… Continue reading Vegan Birthday Blueberry Muffins
I no longer bake often. I realized in the not so distant past that all of the medical and nutritional articles I’ve read about refined sugar being literally more addictive than crack, sadly (yet absolutely) applied to me. My husband had this thing when we were dating where he’d always ask me if I wanted…… Continue reading The Rare Baker
Being from Appalachia, I am well versed in the classic staple of soup beans and cornbread and have eaten my fill. Most Appalachians cook their beans (typically pintos) in a big greasy hunk of fat back. For those of you fortunate enough to not know what it is, it’s simply a big slab of subcutaneous…… Continue reading Twistedly Healthy Soup Beans and Pumpkin Cornbread