My Trader Joe’s Must Haves

What I buy at Trader Joe’s. People always ask me why I love Trader Joe’s. When I claim my love, there is always someone who says they don’t know what to buy there. I had my first TJ’s experience in Las Vegas around 2000. I lived down the street from this gem. Wow! I was…

Cuban Picadillo

Who knew I LOVED Cuban food? Besides a Cuban sandwich;) I found a recipe I was very curious about a few weeks ago. Like I mentioned in the Pad Thai post, I have been trying to branch out into new cuisines. This Cuban Picadillo caught my eye. Maybe because I have a deep love of…

I HEART Pad Thai!

My first shot at Pad Thai! And, we LOVED it! Well… at least Travis and I did! Willa took a few bites and said she didn’t like it and Harper flat out refused to even try. What Kids WILL eat entry coming soon… So a few weeks ago, I was thinking I may have to…

Eggplants Are Beautiful!

I cooked my first whole eggplants today! And, it was a success! However, the afternoon started with a vegan nacho cheese fail! I warned you there are going to be  Pinterest fails! Man, today was a bad one! Note to self: make nacho cheese out of cashews instead of potatoes and carrots. There is not…

Be Kind!

There some crazy stinking vegans out there! One of the best things I have done to find support is join as many groups online as I can find. I joined about 6-8 Facebook groups and countless Instagram folks. I mainly follow the vegan diets and recipe sites. In addition to Facebook and Instagram, I have…

Strike While the Waffle Iron is HOT!

A Savory Breakfast Choice. Let us visit breakfast again today. It is not my favorite meal, but everyone says it’s super important ;)! Breakfast and Dinner are both areas I seem to find challenging. Since I went vegan, I wake up famished. Like, get up in the middle of the night for a handful of…

Whatever gets you through the day

Comfort Food for Breakfast today… I am headed back to cheese for a moment! So, I woke up this morning still sad about losing my old friend Monday. Maybe more sad as the reality of it really starts to sink in and slowly the memories pass through my thoughts. And sad is not my normal…

The experience of Jackfruit

I was hesitant about Jackfruit… I have been unsure about this Jackfruit business. I even did my research only to find it has little nutritional value. So, I have been avoiding it. I know it is supposed to simulate the pulled pork texture, but do I miss meat that much? Last weekend the family and…

Let’s start cooking with a family pleaser!

You should make this your first Vegan recipe and make your kids jump for joy! As mentioned in the last post, I am not normally motivated by sugar. But, this recipe may change all that! VEGAN CHURRO WAFFLES Start your day with a little sugary love, covered in butter and cinnamon! Sounds pretty good. I…

Oh my cheese!

Oh my, I want to sell my soul for cheese! I have never been a sweet eater… On a side note… I went through years of perfecting my pie skills. I tried every piecrust recipe I could find. I mixed, kneaded, rolled and baked. I love to bake! There. I said it! I don’t think…