World Vegan Day

So November 1 was world vegan day, yay!  But here in our house, it was when my husband declared he will be a vegetarian this month. I am excited. He is a massive meat eater (3+ times a day) as well as a colon cancer survivor, so he should understand why he should eat less…

Help! There’s a Vegetarian at my BBQ!

As a vegetarian, who is the only vegetarian in my close circle of friends, I have been to soooooo many dinners and barbecues where the only food to eat was the salad. And telling you now, seriously, vegetarians like hot food too! Like the amazing skewered vegetable recipe at the end of this post. The…

Summer Coleslaw

I love coleslaw, and it’s one of those amazing salads that is so simple to make in winter and have something fresh on the table. However, this year I planted mini-cabbages, which are perfect for summer. They make these gorgeous tear drop shaped vegetables and don’t take up much room in the garden. You will…

Back from China

Well, 6 weeks in China passed quickly in the end.  It was certainly the experience of a lifetime, and I spent a lot of time feeling either surrounded or lonely, or both.  But I learned a great deal about myself, about others, and generally what I have to be grateful for.  I had hoped to…

Tomato and Basil Soup

I’ve been on a quest to make great soups this winter, and I am literally on a roll. This tomato and basil soup can be made quickly, and it is super tasty, and completely meat-free. This recipe yields 4 hearty servings. Ingredients 6 tomatoes 2 cloves garlic 1 red onion Handful basil Olive oil Salt…