Contrary to popular belief, June is not a great time to visit the beaches of Southern California. If you head out bright and early in the morning to get a good spot on the sand, you’ll probably find it looking … Continue reading
I love carbs, especially starchy, potatoey ones. I can eat them anytime, all the time. 🙂 So with potatoes, like pasta, even though they taste the best to me in their pure, unadulterated forms, I occasionally try to come up … Continue reading
One thing that I love about spring is the freshness everywhere. Actually, that’s the thing that I miss most about living in an area with real seasons ~ that one day when the snow is starting to melt and the sun … Continue reading
Do you remember what you used to eat as a child? I remember a few things, but there are great big blank spaces. I remember sitting down for dinner with my family, but I have very few specific recollections.
I do remember not liking a lot of things though. There was meatloaf (yuck), and there was spaghetti – I complained about the “pine needles” in the sauce so my parents tried to explain to me what rosemary was. With an aunt named Rosemary, I thought that was very funny as a 6 year old. 🙂 There were stuffed green peppers (really yuck), and there was chili. My mom actually made great chili, and that was the last thing I ate that had an animal in it (that story to come soon, as I’ll be updating my “About me” page later this week). And there was shepherd’s pie (always too dry).
But now I’ve decided to reclaim some of the things that I didn’t like and make great vegan versions of them, starting with the shepherd’s pie. That seemed like it could have potential if it were more fun, so I decided to make individual, portable shepherd’s pies. And they’re really cute! Continue reading
It’s funny, I often go back and forth on the kinds of recipes to post. Sometimes I think it’s all about things that are striking and fancy, things that will catch people’s attention and make them think “Wow, I want … Continue reading
This was one of those spur of the moment recipes ~ I wanted the ease and comfort of a bowl of kitchari, but wanted to change up the flavors a bit. Since it’s fall and everything tastes better with nutritional … Continue reading
While I was in Utah last week, I had the great experience of making Somer’s famous vegan cheese.We had such fun that I was determined to make more once I got back… thus came the incredible vegan Smoked Gouda. This, … Continue reading
So this is my third pasta post in the just over half of Vegan MOFO… maybe that should have been my theme 🙂 . I promise I’ll be back with more desserts and other exciting things soon! But I’ve been … Continue reading
Hi, my name is Kelli and I’m a pasta addict…. Ok, you all, admit it — I’m not the only one out there! With some things, portion sizes don’t exist ~ and often pasta is one of them. And we … Continue reading
One of my all time favorite things to eat is macaroni and cheese. What is there to not like, after all? Lots of carbs with cheesy sauce holding it all together, yum. And it was even one of the first … Continue reading