Deconstructed lentil burrito bowl (vegan)

Snagged this great recipe for Mexican Style Beluga Lentils from The Witchy Kitchen (great recipes on this blog by the way). The only change I made was that I added double the paprika because it was the last bit in the little can so I just dumped out the whole thing. Oh yeah, and I didn’t…

First world problems: Spending too much money on food

February 1, 2016 Hello, it’s me. Its officially one month in of this new year, 2016. Not so new anymore. So how did I do with my handy dandy budget for food this month? Effing horrible, that’s how. I pretty much doubled what I budgeted for and might I add there were no envelopes used…

Quotes on love by Martin Luther King, Jr.

In honor of one of my most favorite social justice heroes, Martin Luther King, Jr., I’m sharing some of his quotes on love, because of course this blog is about love. The bottom line is love is the answer. If we would base all our actions in love, I think we would live in a more peaceful…

2 years ago today…

There must be something about the day after Christmas because 2 years ago today was the last time I posted anything on this blog. Here I am again, the day after Christmas, without an idea as to when the last time I posted was until I logged on. In short, I’M BACK!!! I’m not going…

Delicata squash and carrot soup

I had these 2 delicata squash that I needed to use because they were getting old. I was home all day so I roasted them in the oven following the instructions on the sticker that was on it. To roast the squash: cut lengthwise and put cut side down with a couple tablespoons of water…

Mini grilled cheese and tomato soup

After an afternoon of shopping – groceries, Christmas gifts, and the like – I decided to go with an old standby for a quick dinner. I don’t know if you can tell from the picture but those are baguette sized slices of bread and that’s a dessert bowl – you know the kind you would…

What is this gnarly thing?

Who can guess what this highly underutilized vegetable is??? I have a great recipe that I got from the New York Times with this thing as an ingredient. Any guesses? I

Lazy Sunday breakfast

Hash browns, pan roasted heirloom tomatoes, over medium eggs with smoked salmon and dill, pancakes, and – last but not least – Bloody Mary. Then football and a long run later. It’s days like today that I’m glad I know how to cook because we are able to enjoy a great meal while still in…

Pear, goat milk Brie, and honey crostini

A perfect light lunch after my grocery shopping today. Everything you see here is from Trader Joe’s. no, they don’t pay me to say that although I wish they would. Here’s what it took: Sourdough bread slices Sliced goat milk Brie Sliced pear Drizzle of olive oil Broil for few minutes Then drizzle honey And…