Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

 The other night Al and I had our friend Peter over for dinner to celebrate his birthday. It had been a busy day so I decided to make an easy, healthy dinner of spaghetti squash pasta and a salad. Shortly before our guest arrived, I checked in the refrigerator for a suitable dressing only to find a … Continue reading Homemade Balsamic Vinaigrette

Peppery Cashew Broccoli Soup

Here is a post to give you something to look forward to as your work week begins. Al LOVES Broccoli! He even likes to eat it raw with hummus as a snack. I am not such a fan of broccoli and you will NEVER find me eating it raw. I like it cooked and I … Continue reading Peppery Cashew Broccoli Soup

The BEST Vegan Taco meat EVER!

I know. I know. That is a pretty hefty title and you may be thinking that it's a little over the top but… you would be wrong. Sorry. Having eaten a mostly plant-based diet for most of my adult years, I can tell you that I have tasted many different meat substitutes and most have … Continue reading The BEST Vegan Taco meat EVER!

Roasted Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Oh, the unassuming spaghetti squash. What ever did we do with you before we found out what a great pasta alternative you are? I haven't a clue but I do know exactly what to do with you now! It took some time though. I haven't always loved this squash. It has tasted rather bland to … Continue reading Roasted Spaghetti Squash Pasta

Easy Peasy Nacho Cheesy Kale Chips

What can I say, I'm crazy for kale chips. They are the perfect healthy and crunchy snack food. Made with simple, real, whole-food ingredients that not only pack a flavor bunch but a nutrition bunch too - a double hitter! You won't believe that such amazingly wonderful nacho cheese flavor can be created from wholesome … Continue reading Easy Peasy Nacho Cheesy Kale Chips

Imperfection and Indian Rice

So here is the deal... I haven’t posted since October and that is pretty lame. I know. But I’m going to let that go and I hope you will too. The truth is that I am a recovering perfectionist and I have five posts started as drafts and several other posts sitting in my head … Continue reading Imperfection and Indian Rice

Kitchen Love and Inspiration

There is something that you may not know about me if you only know me through this blog. I LOVE to cook. Dicing, chopping and slicing are like an active meditation for me. I enjoy the colors of vegetables, aromas pouring from a skillet and the science of baking. I love finding a recipe and changing … Continue reading Kitchen Love and Inspiration

Beyond Bali

I know I have been a bad blogger lately and have not posted anything since Battambang, Cambodia. Since then I have finished my trip to Cambodia, started and finished (early) my trip to Vietnam, traveled and rented a villa in Ubud, Bali and there is more to come. I promise to complete my previous posts … Continue reading Beyond Bali

Siem Reap – The City that Temples Built

Siem Reap - A city built up around the ancient temples of Angkor Wat for the vast sea of tourist flowing in and out, with it’s hawking of wares, tuk tuks, massage, tourist scams and of course, a pub street. We arrived here after a seven hour boat ride in which we were scammed at … Continue reading Siem Reap – The City that Temples Built

Bada-Bing! Bada-Boom! Battambang!

I wrote this post while sitting in a slow boat on my way to Siem Reap from Battambang. I got some funny looks from the other tourists around me for having my computer out but since the slow boat ride lasts for about seven hours I thought it to be a good time to write … Continue reading Bada-Bing! Bada-Boom! Battambang!