Other Victims of Zika

I am so sad to hear that this wonderful place is suffering because of fear of the Zika virus. I spent four weeks here a year ago and it was wonderful. I learned so much–Spanish, Nicaragua and more. And I was inspired by all the good work they do in the community there, as well. …

"Thai" curried tofu and vegetables

I couldn’t decide what I wanted for dinner tonight.  I was kind of in the mood for pasta, but didn’t have any tomatoes.  So as I was listlessly looking around my cupboards, I found some Vietnamese brown rice and seaweed noodles.  I had half a can of coconut milk in the fridge and had just …

Try purslane Mexican-style | A blog by Sunset

I made this for dinner tonight, and it was delicious!  Served it with corn on the cob.  Most of the veggies came from the farmer’s market.  I used hot peppers from my garden, though.  They are tiny, but hot!  I used three instead of the serrano peppers and it was nicely spicy.       …

My failed no (sham)poo experiment, but the laundry soap is great!

I have been trying to make more of my own household and beauty products.  As I was wandering around the internet, I found different descriptions of people who were washing their hair with only baking soda(at the roots) and vinegar as a rinse–which you rinse out.  They loved it, so I thought I would give …

two new salads–one with broccoli and one with fennel

I have been eating less meat these past few weeks.  It has been harder and harder for me to eat meat these days.  I keep picturing the dead animals the meat comes from and it just is unpleasant.  Also, I have been reading this book called The China Study which talks about the health benefits of …

Sauteed Chicken Livers with Onion, Bacon and Sage Recipe | MyGourmetConnection

I made this for dinner tonight and it was the best liver ever!   Sauteed Chicken Livers with Onion, Bacon and Sage Recipe | MyGourmetConnection. I made a few changes, of course–soaked the liver in almond milk since I can’t eat dairy.  Used a whole, sweet onion instead of half and two garlic cloves.  Also, …

delicious cole slaw!

I found this recipe on the Food Network–for Pat’s pulled pork tacos, and modified it slightly.  I didn’t make the pulled pork, but we all loved the slaw.  Here is my version of Zesty Slaw.  It was delicious!   Zesty Slaw: The dressing:4 tablespoons rice wine vinegar2 tablespoons fresh lime juice(3 small limes)    2 …

Notes from the Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table: MY LATEST OBSESSION: VEGAN CORN SPOON BREAD, TWO WAYS

Notes from the Vegan Feast Kitchen/ 21st Century Table: MY LATEST OBSESSION: VEGAN CORN SPOON BREAD, TWO WAYS. I made the second spoon bread today, but substituted one egg (it wasn’t vegan this time) for the egg replacer and water and used 1 Tablespoon of maple syrup instead of sugar.  Also, I used 1 cup …