No Tricks, Just Treats


This post has been mostly complete for months, so in the spirit of just doing it, I'm releasing it late rather than waiting another year. . . My philosophy around sweets is that if I'm going to eat them (which, of course, it would be better if I … [Continue reading]

Stretching Your Dollar


I'd been looking out for a sale on the vegan butternut squash ravioli in the frozen section at Whole Foods, and when they finally went on sale, I bought two packages.  But two packages weren't enough to feed a family of four, so I sautéed an onion … [Continue reading]


Rich meme

A few months ago we got a puppy who has been a wonderful addition to our family.  I haven’t had a pet since before I was vegan, and since Cinnamon has joined our family, her personality and intelligence have really surprised me.  She’s still not … [Continue reading]

Vacation Meals

OIBeach 2015

Pulling together decent meals while on vacation can be even harder than when at home if you don't have access to the ingredients you need.  With a little planning, though, it's easy to be prepared and not spend the whole vacation in the … [Continue reading]

A Week of Good Meals


No recent blog posts means no creative time in the kitchen lately, which I miss.  But I pulled together a good week of menus last week and wanted to share them in hopes of making it easier for you to do the same. I prepped a few of the meals in … [Continue reading]

Picnic Pleasers


Here are a few recipes that are great for a cookout or a potluck because you don't have to heat up your kitchen or reheat them at the event.  Which means more time for fun!   Waldorf "Chicken" Salad 4 non-GMO soy patties (I use a local … [Continue reading]

Saving time…


I only had two hours to prep meals last week (not counting meal planning and the grocery shopping- just the kitchen time). However, because I had planned the meals and had purchased all ingredients by the time I started the meal prep, it was pretty … [Continue reading]

Sushi for Two


Since making sushi for two is half the work of making sushi for four, I was happy to oblige with my 13-year old daughter's request that we have sushi while her dad and sister were out of town.  If you haven't made sushi before, you should definitely … [Continue reading]

April Fool’s!!


I made a few new meals this week that I'm hoping work as well for you as they did for us.  First was an old favorite of my husband's (Shepherd's Pie) redone in an artful presentation especially for April Fool's day.  (The lentils, peas and carrots … [Continue reading]

Spring Cleaning for the Soul


Since the second snow this winter (with which came a near perfect batch of snow cream), I've been anxiously anticipating Spring.  Aside from the obvious warmer weather, I wasn't sure why until last week when I realized that Spring has been a time of … [Continue reading]