butternut squash & black bean enchilada

A few weeks ago, my sister-in-law sent me a link to a vegetarian dish she prepared from Yummy Mummy Kitchen. Knowing that David and I were departing on the road of vegan-ism, she passed along the recipe for butternut squash & black bean enchiladas.   Finally, after the holiday mayhem settled down, I found myself […]

new year’s resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions are a funny thing.  Each year we make a series of promises to ourselves.  It is a quirky tradition that I eagerly embrace as though the opportunity to remake oneself only comes once a year. There is something magical about being able to thaw out the “good side” of yourself just in […]

butternut squash & chickpea salad

Cooking on Friday is a major avoidance in our house.  By the time Friday rolls around, I am so tired from a week of teaching that cooking seems like mission impossible. Dragging myself home, I am famished as though food was not consumed all day long. Not trusting myself at restaurants yet with my new diet I […]

red curry and vegetables

This evening, David and I tried a new vegan recipe adapted from the truffle honey blog.  When I am “cooking” in the kitchen, David is less a sous chef and more of an emergency responder.  Without fail there will always be some minor or major disaster in the kitchen from exploding pots to fires. I […]

curried lentils and sweet potatoes

Yesterday was our first full day as vegans. It was surprisingly fun to walk through the school cafeteria and repeat my new mantra as I scanned the buffet, “You are a vegan, you are a vegan.” Upon entering, I noticed that the main hot meal was chicken quesadillas.  I quickly by-passed this selection and made […]

Vegan Pledge

Today, Monday, November 26, 2012 ,David and I are officially starting an entirely whole-foods, plant based diet. Yes, you might think this is a radical approach to cut meat, dairy, and all foods that “had a face or a mother at some point” from our diet, but I am excited for this endeavor.  It most […]

zesty quinoa with broccoli and cashews

We do not eat enough quinoa. Tonight we decided to correct this.  Often we are guilty of planning a meal around a particular animal protein putting the veggies and grains on the side.  While we always choose lean proteins (when we are not trying to impress dinner guests), we decided to spend this week putting […]

Vegan Banana Bread

What does one do with three over-ripened bananas? That was my dilemma the other evening. As I pulled the speckled peel down, I contemplated eating the three of them for dinner.  But, bananas for dinner didn’t seem to quite hit the spot.  I searched my refrigerator for an assortment of ingredients and chose to bake vegan banana […]

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