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 

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 

*Crunch*-y Goodness 

Never underestimate the satisfaction of a good salad. I’m not talking about the side salad your get at a chain restaurant that’s basically iceberg lettuce and “burger” toppings they threw on top. I’m talking about strolling through the produce department or your local farmer’s market, picking up fresh veggies, and checking for color and ripeness.…… Continue reading *Crunch*-y Goodness