Food IS Medicine

It’s been a rough month. My cooking and creativity in the kitchen have been at an all time low. Meals have consisted of store bought grape leaves, hummus, easy fruit and veg, soups…Which, of course, isn’t horrible. It just isn’t “me”. But damnit, it’s been “me” for the last month.  My poor, sweet husband has…… Continue reading Food IS Medicine

Friday’s Are The Best 

Friday is our jam. We love Friday. It’s sleeping in, being super lazy on our really comfy couch and homemade, Whole Foods, Plant Based pizza!  Side note: For those of you not familiar with the Middle Eastern work week, it’s Sun-Thurs so Friday is like our Saturday back home. Now the reason I don’t typically…… Continue reading Friday’s Are The Best 

But The Broccoli Is To Die For! 

“Ya gotta try!” says a country, breathless, passionate Dolly Parton. A quote that has become standard in conversations in both seriousness (We ❤ Dolly) and in hilarity with some of my fellow Appalachian friends!  So I say it now in response to last night’s main course…”ya gotta try!” And try and try again.  I’ll sit…… Continue reading But The Broccoli Is To Die For! 

Why Plants? 

“It’s so extreme!”  I’ve heard that more times than I can count. Really? Eating only plants is extreme? Please… What is extreme is having your chest literally cracked open, and taking a vein from your leg to put into your heart just so you can keep eating bacon, steak and hamburgers.  What’s extreme is taking…… Continue reading Why Plants? 

The Rare Baker 

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 

The Chili Issue…

A few months ago, during the Abu Dhabi “winter”, I asked my husband what sounded good for dinner. We agreed that, what better winter meal is there other than chili and cornbread!? Now, it’s a given that anything we have is meatless. No biggie. I was scrolling through my recipe favorites and came across a…… Continue reading The Chili Issue…