My hilarious friend (from Halcyon Hive) regularly posts on Facebook what she refers to as the "Nope files..." and showcases all kinds of awful insects and bugs from her part of the country. I crack up every time. For example: This little Nope is also known as the Arrow Spider. Bonus resentment towards it because … Continue reading From the Nope Files
I have come to the realization that I am not a fan of fake foods, or mock foods; things that are pretending to be something they are not. For example, turkey bacon. It's not bacon. Bacon is bacon. The same is true in the land of fruit and veg. These so-called transition dishes are just … Continue reading Mock Food
When I worked in an office, the ladies I worked with were intelligent, quick-witted and hilarious. Working with the public affords a level of comraderie difficult to come by in other workplaces. Not only did we commiserate about difficult customers or share knowing glances on crazy busy Friday afternoons, we also belly laughed over ridiculous … Continue reading Swim in a Vat
....Tra-la-la-la-la....skipping happily through summer, making delicious vegetarian meals for my family to savor as we gather around the table for dinner every evening...after playing merrily through our warm South Texas days.... Yeah. Keep dreaming. We are also smack dab in the middle of Crap Week. What's Crap Week, you ask? Oh, let me explain. Crap Week … Continue reading Far from Perfect. Not Even Good.
This week we tried a vegan pulled "pork" sandwich that was featured on Tasty Vegetarian's facebook page. WOW. The flavors did not disappoint, however the jackfruit, was ...messy. (To put it mildly.) Here's the video, if you are interested: It was very tasty, but sadly, we were missing an ingredient so a trip to the … Continue reading Culinary Escapades
I love cooking and I love food. One thing that this venture into meatless eating has provided is the opportunity and motivation to find new yummy dishes! This last week did not disappoint! (Just try not to lick your screen!) I have finally given up on turmeric. I have tried (about 10 … Continue reading Food. ALL. THE. FOOD.
A question I got was "So, what are you going to actually EAT if you go vegetarian?" All of the things. You know, except for things with a face. In cattle country (aka Texas), it seems like going vegetarian is just crazy. Seriously, though - there are SO many whole food, plant-based items to eat - … Continue reading Food Adventuring
I've always been afraid of it. I don't really know why. Frequently maligned and mocked things can come across as scary. It was with great trepidation I even gathered the courage to... put it in my grocery cart. But I did it. Steeling myself as I reached for what I assumed was gelatinous goo, I … Continue reading Anticipation
I'm not a big fan of sticking a toe in the water. With most things, I'm a jump right in kind of gal. Over the years I've played around with various levels of vegetarianism, and was for a solid year shortly after high school. (Going to Mexico and seeing open air meat markets the summer … Continue reading Veggietales
Feeling a little blah after the holidays I've been not so inspired to write lately, about food, fitness or anything else. I have officially stopped working at the gym (my choice, all good) and have been getting into the new routine working out and doing the mom thing. A friend of mine started a blog Fiftytwoin2017 in which … Continue reading Inspiration