It has been nearly 2.5 years since I made the decision to no longer eat anything with a face. I'll gladly offer resources and information when requested, but am not out to convert others to become vegetarian or vegan. (I will never be accepted in the vegan camp becuase I still have a leather couch, … Continue reading My Job
Today marks two years of not eating anything with a face. I discussed my reasons for moving toward a plant-based diet here, but two years in, a review of the process seems in order. There have been many failed recipes. Homemade bean burgers that fell apart before we even got them out of the oven, … Continue reading Plant Life
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
....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