Red Russian Kale & Pea Soup

Red Russian Kale & Pea Soup

I don’t know where my obsession with pureéd soups came from.  I know it started somewhere around the time I had my wisdom teeth pulled, a couple weeks before this last Christmas.   It only intensified with the gift of an immersion blender from my husband.  Long after I was able to comfortably eat solid foods … Continue reading

Dining in LA: Native Foods Cafe

Dining in LA: Native Foods Cafe

If you are not lucky enough to have one of these near your home, I’m sorry.  Native Foods is probably one of the best vegan chains in the US, if not the world.  They have locations all over Southern California, as well as in Chicago.  They make everything from scratch: the seitan, the “chicken”, the … Continue reading

Sun-Dried Tomato Avocado Muffins

Sun-Dried Tomato Avocado Muffins

There are times when I am not capable of sticking to a list while grocery shopping.  Typically, I love planning out meals and making lists (I LOVE lists!) and keeping tabs on the stock in our pantry.  I’m usually really good at it too.  There are times, though, probably because I’m an admitted foodie and … Continue reading

Pomelo Poppy-Seed Loaf

Pomelo Poppy-Seed Loaf

  I love words.  Phantom, Ubiquitous, Chrysanthemum– all are music to my ears.  Even more, I love words formed into phrases.  My husband gets songs stuck in his head and I get phrases stuck in my head.  The phrases may, on occasion, be lyrics from songs (“Look at that pea coat, tell me he’s broke“), … Continue reading

Leeky Roasted Mushroom & Potato Soup

Leeky Roasted Mushroom & Potato Soup

Chris and I don’t exchange gifts for holidays or birthdays.  We feel that it has more impact when we give gifts on normal days, rather than a day that demands gift-giving.  We do, however, give “Non-Christmas Gifts” somewhere in the general vicinity of Christmas time, and Chris gives THE best Non-Christmas Gifts.  Last year, he … Continue reading

Getting Started

Getting Started

I swear once I start writing, I’m in heaven.  I can go on forever.  It’s getting my butt in gear to just get started that’s the hard part.  It’s almost as if I’m afraid of what I might produce.  My ADD sets in, and all of a sudden, there are a dozen other things I … Continue reading