A vegan lunch for old college housemates

I really lucked out when I shared a house with two girls while going to college at the University of Arizona. I found the house on the dreaded Craigslist, met the owner of the house, but did not meet the girl who would be living across the hall and sharing a bathroom with me until…

Chocolate chips cookies and a tip if you don’t have eggs

“Good food makes everything better” A quote from my brilliant son. It is so true! Tonight the bf is sick so I made a delicious dinner and finished it up with these bad boys here shown in the picture. Chocolate makes everything better in my world plus it’s national chocolate day so I figured, sure…

December 28 – National Chocolate Day

Originally posted on Foodimentary – National Food Holidays:
National Chocolate Day Five Food Finds about Chocolate The word “chocolate” comes from the Aztec word, “Xocolatl”, which ironically means “bitter water”. The biggest bar of chocolate ever made was created in 2000 and weighed 5,000 pounds.  Turin is the city in Italy that can be proud…

My Experience Going Vegetarian, Then Vegan

My Experience Going Vegetarian, Then Vegan. This blog post was inspiring to me because I have been flirting with the idea of going Vegetarian and Vegan for a long time. Especially now, after bowl after bowl of posole, ham and more ham, tamale after more tamales, I am feeling the side effects of extreme overindulgence….

Manny’s hash browns

Like mother like son. My son, Manny, loves to cook. Today he made his famous hash browns for an afternoon snack. He used three large russet potatoes, bell peppers, hatch chile, garlic, green onions,white onions and cilantro. We cooked them first with the top on the skillet and then the last few minutes with the…

Mom’s cinnamon roll French toast

This morning, the day after Christmas, my mom made this delicious creation. It’s already made cinnamon rolls- you know the ones in the can that pops open- cut in quarters, milk, sugar, cinnamon, and egg. She topped them with sliced almonds and baked them at 400 degrees for about twenty minutes. When they were done,…

Success! Cheesy Potatoey Goodness

  Success!  I have conquered scalloped potatoes au gratin and am inspired to make them again – but better! I would  definitely add more cheese on top because I like them to be a little more cheesy and a more substantial “crust” on top. I am thinking about putting in some finely chopped oyster mushrooms…

Pizza and wine night with crazy good caramelized onions

Friday was screaming to be pizza and wine night and that’s exactly what it became. I decided to get fancy and caramelize some onions to put on the pizza and oh-em-gee they were good! I usually prefer fresh veggies on my pizza but the caramlized onions with the hot Italian sausage was so effing good….

Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin on the Food Network

Scalloped Potatoes Au Gratin on the Food Network. Making these tonight! I always like how Ellie Kreiger makes lower calorie recipes but still uses some really good ingredients – like Gruyere cheese! I’ve never made Potatoes Au Gratin so I hope they turn out delish. Does Giada di Laurentiis have a scalloped potato recipe? If…

Another post-run snack that hits the spot: Chocolate Soy Milk

 It’s low in fat, it has some carbs, some protein, even a gram of fiber, and  – hello – it has chocolate! This Trader Joe’s version is even fortified with vitamins. It’s perfect to replenish what was lost during a run. I’m going to try and double up my miles this week and am probably…