When a Vegan Comes to Visit

I have a lot of respect for a person who has the fortitude to live a vegan lifestyle. I mean, I buy cheap boots and crack jokes that they are “Vegan Leather”, but that’s not what this is. This shit is real and it’s a conscious decision. My long time girlfriend was passing through and…

Quiche Two Ways

I LOVE eggs. Scrambled, boiled, poached, fried… It doesn’t matter to me. I don’t think I’ve ever met an egg I didn’t like. As a result of this love, I and extremely fond of frittatas, strattas and the mother of them all, quiche. That cheesy eggy fluffiness all baked into the perfect crust… Yaaaaassss, b!@ch!…

My Beef With Meat Labeling

It’s hard to decipher the grocery code these days. “Lactose Free, Gluten Free, Organic, Free Range, Cage Free, All Natural, Fat Free, Hormone Free… The list goes on and on. Buzz words for days! You can rest assured that whatever becomes the hip new food trend will be coming soon to a label near you….

The Whole Garden Spaghetti

I’ve mentioned before that my family and I have committed to eating the majority of our meals meatless. It’s started with water. When my oldest son and I found out how much water it takes to get a single portion of beef to the table, we were astounded. That pretty much crosses the board with…

Green Spaghetti

Sometimes you’ll call food ridiculous names just to make it exciting to the small humans who need to eat it. I am glad to have heard so many people referred to pesto pasta as “green spaghetti”. Last year I began to challenge myself to eating and serving fewer meals with meat in them each week….

Vegetable Broth for FREE

I know store bought stock is not a great expense, but organic is $3 or more per carton and if you could get it for free, would you? Of course you would! Don’t be silly! I want to share this super simple, waste not want not, easy peasy, save yo dollars vegetable broth.  I started…

Autumn Inspired Roasted Butternut Squash

This Thanksgiving, impress your guests with this amazing roasted squash. My girlfriends were coming over and I decided to test the theory of this idea on them. I know I’m not the first person to stuff and roast a squash, but I had never seen a recipe with the combo of ingredients and flavors that…

Mediterranean Pasta Bake

We are pasta eaters in our house. That fact is not amazing for my waistline but it does open an endless list of possibilities for recipes that range from extremely complicated to utterly simple. This casserole falls into the simple category. It can be made ahead and baked at the last minute as well! Perfect…