Concluding the Month of Cin

Oh my. The Month of Cin was tough. Much tougher than I had anticipated. I’m glad I did it, though. If nothing else, I proved to myself that I could commit to and carry out a project like this. A few insights: Being an Ovo-Lacto Vegetarian in Topeka, KS was tough...
Vegetable Pizza

Vegetable Pizza

This is a good recipe to make for office potlucks and get-togethers. Feel free to customize the kinds of veggies you use as toppings. Vegetable Pizza 2 cans crescent rolls16 oz cream cheese1 tbsp dill1/2 tbsp garlic salt3/4 cup mayonnaise1 cup green onion (chopped)1...
Low Carb/Keto: Getting Back on Track

Low Carb/Keto: Getting Back on Track

Let me tell you something. I’ve really enjoyed food the last few weeks. Pasta. Polenta. Pad Thai. Real bread and rolls. Homey, comforting goodness. What I haven’t enjoyed is the way it has made feel. The carbs have really done a number on me. I don’t...
Feel the Beet!

Feel the Beet!

Happy Easter! Instead of doing a big dinner, I took my mother out to the Pennant here in Topeka. I had the Feel the Beet burger, one of their vegetarian options. I am really struggling this weekend. Cravings and lots of them. I’m tired, hungry, and jonesing for...
Peanut Noodles

Peanut Noodles

To make this a vegetarian option, try subbing this vegan alternative to fish sauce. Peanut Noodles 8 oz rice noodles8 oz bean sprouts4 eggs (hard boiled)1/2 cup creamy peanut butter1 tsp sugar3 tbsp fish sauce1 hot chile (seeded and chopped)1 tbsp lime juice1/2 cup...
Vegan Fish Sauce

Vegan Fish Sauce

The original recipe from Cook’s Illustrated calls for dried shiitake mushrooms. I happened to have dried porcini on hand. Vegan Fish Sauce 3 cups water1/4 oz dried sliced porcini mushrooms3 tbsp salt2 tbsp soy sauce Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Simmer...