July Cooking Tool of the Month – Blender
Beets make me excited. When I look into a bowl of bright red my heart skips a beat. There is no other vegetable in the world that makes the most beautifully colored recipes. The photo above wasn’t edited to make it look more vibrant. This soup does it all on it’s on!
One of my favorite things to make with my Vita-mix is blended soups. Whether they are all raw or uses cooked veggies, blended soups makes me feel nice and cozy.… Read more
Since mangoes were on sale at Whole Foods I grabbed a few even though they aren’t local or even produced in the US. I sometimes allow myself little treats like this. With my extensive travel, many of my readers live in countries like Thailand and Indonesia where mangoes grow all year round. So I’m happy to oblige and make Southeast Asian-inspired meals that everyone will love (because I happen to be a big fan!).
This soup is one of those creations.… Read more
Cooking Tool of the Month – Pressure Cooker
Azuki Bean Soup is a very traditional macrobiotic recipe. You can find a version of this soup in almost every macrobiotic book. It happens to be one of my favorites, which is why I chose it for today’s pressure cooker recipe. It comes from Cooking For Health: Stress & Hypertension, a series of books by Aveline Kushi. This is an old school macrobiotic book I bought when I was in culinary school (it was on sale at Half Price for $2).… Read more
Now that winter is officially upon us all I want is soup! Now this Minestrone soup is crazy full of vegetables. It’s almost a stew there are so many vegetables. That’s how I roll! I like to sneak in as many veggies into my meals as possible. But, hey, if you don’t want to prep all that then feel free to cut out a few of those veggies.
I’m using quinoa pasta (which has become my fave next to brown rice pasta over the years) so it’s gluten-free.… Read more
Hey everyone! Hope you had a fabulous weekend! Saturday I went to the Ringling Brothers Circus protest in Dallas. It was my first circus protest and I had some really great conversations with some parents. I stationed myself on the side entrance where most people had already bought their tickets. I gave them a leaflet and asked them to please consider not buying tickets next year. I told them of the cruelty that happens behind the curtain and even though it’s been going on for 200 years there are other entertaining and educating things they could take their children to do that doesn’t involve animal cruelty.… Read more
I hope you guys don’t get terribly sick of hearing what is going on with me and my dad. It is my life now. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner, gentle prodding to get him to exercise, and staying connected with my community is now my life. I feel really blessed that I was able to connect with other vegetarians/vegans this weekend! I met up with a few people at Anvil Pub (Erin at VegeSpot and Jamey who runs Dallas Vegan) and treated myself to some nachos smothered in Daiya cheese and delicious chili.… Read more