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

Comfort Foods Are Vegan Too!

Whole Foods Vegans aren’t alien. In times of illness, stress or worry, fears and loathings; like most people, we look to food for comfort. Sure, it may not be fried chicken or chocolate ice-cream but it’s just as hearty and warm and your soul sighs, “that was delicious”.  Our souls need to sigh. It brings…… Continue reading Comfort Foods Are Vegan Too!

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 

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 

Twistedly Healthy Soup Beans and Pumpkin Cornbread 

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 

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…