Gumbo

New Orleans is at the top of my bucket list of places to travel. I would love to taste a hot fresh beignet and some real Louisiana home cookin! In the meantime… I found a recipe for vegan gumbo that that I intermingled with a “real” gumbo recipe. I...

Amber’s Famous Burritos

Mexican food has always been my favorite (with pizza coming in a close second). There was a restaurant called Tumbleweed in Lexington that was always my first choice on the occasion that I got to pick where my family would eat. The chips and salsa were amazing, but...
Italian Pasta Salad

Italian Pasta Salad

If I had to choose only one thing to eat for the rest of my life it would be pasta in some form.  This pasta salad would be a top contender!  I love it because it’s easy to prepare, colorful, and delicious.  I’ve taken this to a few potlucks and it’s...
Roasted Root Veggies

Roasted Root Veggies

Anyone else love beets and parsnips as much as I do? They just opened up a Sprouts around the corner from my office and it has become my go-to for produce. They have great prices and selection, and even some novelties every now and then. Most recently I bought their...
Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Hash

Before I gave up meat I was on a Paleo diet. I know, it seems crazy to go from one extreme to another (although the 2 ways of eating do actually have a few things in common). It was when doing Paleo that I fell in love with sweet potatoes and I’d eat at least...
Sticky Fried Plantains

Sticky Fried Plantains

When I was eating a Paleo diet I was trying all kinds of new things since I was forced to cut a lot of foods out (grains, sugar). I am so glad I discovered plantains, they are delicious! This makes a filling breakfast or a nice sweet treat after dinner. Ingredients: 1...