My Inner Julia Child

I’d recently posted about some serious health issues I have been dealing with for the last several months. As the acute illness is fading, tests are finally turning up results and it’s looking like I have chronic Lyme’s Disease. Chronically it’s a difficult thing to diagnose as it is, even more so here in the…… Continue reading My Inner Julia Child

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

Pot O’ Veggies – Soups and Whatnot 

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 

Honoring Our Bodies

“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

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!

What’s In Your Kitchen!? 

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!? 

Vegan Birthday Blueberry Muffins 

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