Mushy Peas: A Super-Food Disguised As A Side Dish!

Mushy Peas.  Could this sound any more disgusting?  Mushy anything is usually not a good thing.  Mushy apples, mushy lettuce, mushy sandwich.  No thanks, I think I’ll give that a miss. But Mushy Peas?  Well, that’s something else. It’s very common in the UK, served along side fish and chips, or a nice pie.  Not […]

Brussels Sprouts Amandine – Try It, You’ll Like It!

In a recent post, I made mention of Beaver Cleaver’s (from tv’s Leave It To Beaver) successful encounter with a Brussels sprout. It reminded me of a delicious Brussels sprout recipe I had tucked away. As a creature of habit where vegetables are concerned, I tend to serve the usual broccoli, mushy peas, carrots, and […]

Barbecue Pulled “Pork” Sandwiches – Oh, Yeah!

I’m NOT a southern gal, but after trying this Barbecue Pulled “Pork” Sandwich, all I can say is ‘hoo-weee!’ As an ex-carnivore, one of the things I miss most is BBQ – shredded pork or beef sandwiches, to be specific. It occurred to me that maybe there was something I could substitute for the meat. […]


Thank goodness my onion hating brother doesn’t read my blog.  He’s had an aversion to onions since….well, forever.  I did, too – when I was a kid.  But I grew out of it; my brother didn’t.  My sister-in-law and I just roll our eyes at this because he actually DOES like onions – he just […]

‘Tis No Blarney – Vegetarian Corned ‘Beef’

My mouth still waters at the memory of the mile high corned beef sandwiches my parents would buy from our favorite deli when I was a kid.  My poor mother had to brave the disapproving glare from the server because I insisted on ordering mine on white bread. Somewhere in my late teens, I finally […]

Eggplant Parmesan – The Easy Way?

I actually got one thing in my life organized:  I finally compiled a list of meal ideas.  Every time I make a new dish that warrants repeating, on the list it goes.  So whenever I can’t figure out what to make for dinner, or  just want to remind myself of past successes, I pull out […]


Apple Rice Salad Apple-Sweet Potato Hash Armenian Salad Asparagus-Farro Salad Avocado Sauce Belizean Rice & Beans Bleu Cheese Mashed Potatoes Broccoli-Cashew Pasta Salad Broccoli & Raisin Salad Brussels Sprouts Amandine Brussels Sprouts – Roasted Garlic Butternut Squash Risotto Butternut Squash, Roasted, with Hazelnuts Cabbage (Asian) Salad Carrot Feta Salad Carrots & Pistachio Nuts in Cointreau Sauce […]

Leftover Burritos Reappear As Newborn Quesadillas!

Hot on the heels of the success of my homemade fettuccine the other day, I had big plans to make Spinach Lasagne last night.  Well, you know the old joke:  Want to make God laugh?  Make plans!  Late in the afternoon I went to get started with the tomato sauce and spinach filling for the […]

The Orange Chicken Dilemma

Welcome to my first blog post!  I also have an online vegetarian cooking show – Vegetarian Cooking For Carnivores (Hey, if a title works, don’t mess with it!), which can be found at  But the videos take a lot of time to produce so I decided to start a blog to chronicle the ins […]


Let me state up-front: this HOMEMADE VEGETARIAN GROUND BEEF recipe is NOT designed for a patty – it’s too mushy to form a firm burger. What it’s fabulous for is as a substitute when you need ground beef for a recipe and you’re a vegetarian or vegan. I’ve used it successfully in shepherd’s pie, burritos, […]