Japanese Cuisine Made Simple Yet Very Tasty

japanese cuisine - recipe - vegan

Japanese cuisine for me was non-existent until I tried sushi for the first time which happened about 15 years ago.  Like most people the idea of raw fish was not appealing.  I had not bothered to look into whether or not there was more to sushi and if Japanese cuisine could be enjoyed.  Like the […]

Oatmeal For Dinner, But Not What You Are Thinking.

oatmeal - pasta - recipe

Oatmeal is a favorite meal of endurance athletes, but typically it is only eaten for breakfast.  The other notion that is attached to oatmeal is that it is just a lumpy mess that people eat just because it is good for them.  To that they will add all sorts of ‘bad’ food thus removing all […]

Fall Is Here And That Means ‘New’ Produce To Use For Health

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Fall is here, but if you live in Texas (or the South for that matter) you wouldn’t know it as the temperatures have decided that it is closer to July 12th than September 12th.  Yesterday, when it was only 96* it felt like a cold wave had moved through.  That being said it is nicer […]

Gnocchi By Accident Recipe

gnocchi - recipe - healthy - vegetarian

Gnocchi is one of my favorite pastas of all time and probably because it is really a potato dumpling more than a pasta.  I can recall the first time I ever had Gnocchi and it was in Little Italy in New York and I ordered it more because of what it was served with than […]

Vegan Buffalo Wings And Dipping Sauce Recipe

vegan buffalo wings - recipe - healthy - diet

Vegan buffalo wings were one of the first things I needed to figure out how to make when I decided to go plant-based.  For me the smell of the hot sauce accompanied by the creamy cooling effect of the bleu cheese dressing was going to be the one item I missed the most and so […]

La Cucina Italiana Magazine And Delverde Pasta Product Review/Recipe

Delverde Pasta And Lucini Olive Oil

Disclosure:  This is a review for Delverde Pasta that was sent to me for free as part of being a Blogger Ambassador for La Cucina Italiana Magazine.  I did not pay for this product and was not asked to provide a positive review in exchange for the product.  Delverde Pasta we delivered to me, along […]

Vegan Butternut Squash and Crimin Mushroom Risotto

vegan risotto - healthy - recipe - diet

Vegan risotto is not something you typically get excited about but while trolling through the multiple communities on Google Plus that I belong to I found a conversation regarding risotto and another regarding butternut squash.  I thought to myself that would be a great combination as the soft creamy texture of the butternut squash would […]

Cornmeal Pizza Crust > Cauliflower Pizza Crust

cornmeal pizza crust - recipe - diet - healthy - vegan

Cornmeal pizza crust is what this turned out to be but that isn’t what it started out as.  I made a socca earlier in the week and wondered if I could make a socca using cornmeal instead of garbanzo flour.  Before I tell you the rest of the story, do you know what a socca […]

Barley Burgers: Not Your Everyday Veggie Burger

barley burgers - recipe - vegetarian

Barley burgers were not what I set out to create earlier this week but sometimes the mistakes we make in the kitchen turn out to be our greatest creations.  Now, the barley burgers are not the greatest food item I have created (I still think my homemade pasta is the best) but they came out […]

#EnduranceFoodies: Iron Chef Battle Bok Choy

iron chef - endurance foodies - recipe - bok choy

Iron Chef, if you are not familiar with the show, is a cooking contest on The Food Network that started in Japan in 1993.  At the time there were 4 Iron Chefs that specialized in Japanese, Chinese, French and Italian cuisine.  These Iron Chefs would battle contestants who ‘dare’ challenge them in Kitchen Stadium.  I was […]