Category Archives: Cooking

Eating well during a kitchen remodel

Veggie stir fry

For the past few weeks I have been deep in a kitchen remodel. Here is what my kitchen looked like before we started. I had a tile countertop on my island that was impossible to clean, open shelving that always got spilled on and tile back splash that I despised. The floor tile may look…

Vegan MoFo day 1

Vegetables ready for the juicer

Fall has made it to San Antonio at last, at least for today that is. It was so great to have the windows open this morning and to spend the day outside. It’s such a relief to actually feel a breeze especially after we suffered through a really, really hot summer. I started my morning…

Veganomicon Cookbook Review

Hello friends. This month went by fast and it’s now time to review the first cookbook in the vegan cookbook club. I enjoyed the process very much, it has forced me to try out some new recipes and I also discovered some new blogs. Here is my review of Veganomicon, the ultimate vegan cookbook. The…

Veganomicon Update

Happy Valentine’s Day AKA Monday night. I’ve been cooking away trying  recipes from Veganomicon, the ultimate vegan cookbook. Here is what I’ve made so far. Corn and edamame sesame salad from page 82 This salad was delicious, light and fresh. I especially loved how easy it was to make; I’ll definitely be making this again….

Walnut cilantro pesto and gluten free bread sticks

Vegan pizza day was a big hit, everyone loved the gluten free pizza crust from Bob’s Red Mill I will definitely buy it again. We had quite a bit leftover so I made some bread sticks. I  added some Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese and sea salt. I made them for my son the cheese lover, I hear…

Happy Vegan Pizza Day

Walnut cilantro pesto The toppings The final product The gluten free pizza dough turned out to be great. It takes longer to cook than regular pizza dough, but it’s worth it. I didn’t get it as thin as I wanted to because it tears easily, with practice I’ll get better results. The dough would be…

Vegan pizza day

Happy Friday everyone, tomorrow is vegan pizza day so I’m getting my pizza dough ready a little early. I have been cutting way back on gluten so a gluten free pizza crust is in order. I’ve never used this mix before so I’m curious to see how it turns out. The recipe called for 2…

Swimming and cooking

That is my dog at the Botanical Gardens during Dog days last Saturday, needless to say she had a blast. Twice a year they open their doors to dogs, it’s so cute to see the dogs take over the gardens. It was so warm on Saturday that we were all in t-shirts but the past…

Potatoes

As much a I love my raw foods, sometimes I really need to eat potatoes. Last week I had a few of those “potato days”, I even had baked potatoes twice in one day. I’ll admit that was a first for me. The combination of the cold weather and rain made potatoes seem like the…

Planning a vegan-ish Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is tomorrow and I’m still finalizing my cooking plans. This year our Thanksgiving will be pretty quiet, most of my family will be in New York fawning over my new niece so that means less people at our house. I will be the only person in the crowd not eating meat or dairy, so…