Tempeh Beanballs

I have always been intrigued by tempeh.  Tofu, I easily figured out what to do with, but tempeh somehow eludes me.  I don’t typically follow recipes, but with this foreign ingredient, I definitely needed some direction. Naturally, I open up my vegan cookbook.  I found a recipe for ‘beanballs’ that used tempeh.  Sounded good enough. … Continue reading

Lamb Cake

When I was a little girl, my mom & I would always make a lamb cake for Easter.  I decided I wanted to renew the tradition.  A cake shaped like a lamb is just..well…fun!  I found a lamb cake mold and got to work. First step was to find a recipe.  Thanks to my favorite … Continue reading

Eggplant Curry

We live in a small town, which does not provide us with access to large grocery stores with beautiful organic produce.  When we make a trip to ‘the city,’ as us rural folks like to refer to any town with 100,000+ people, I almost always make a trip to the grocery store and stock up … Continue reading

Snow day

I apologize for my significantly long gap in posting.  Between being pregnant for approximately 9 months and then having our first baby, I’ve been a little busy!  Here’s to hoping I’m getting back into the swing of things now. Yes, it’s spring.  Yes, it’s snowing.  I’m not complaining, because I would much rather take my … Continue reading


Beets, for some reason, have always intimidated me.  I’ve heard horror stories of their countertop, cutting board, skin and clothing staining properties.  I’ve heard many a person discuss how much they dislike beets, both texture and flavor.  It is also easy to be intimidated by any food, especially produce, that I’ve never eaten or cooked … Continue reading

The Half Plate Method at Work

I enjoy salads.  I do.  Sometimes I feel as if salad-eating is a prerequisite to being a dietitian.  But after a while, salads get boring.  To ensure I don’t slack on my salad loving, I desperately try to come up with ways to improve the salad eating experience. When I try to develop ways to … Continue reading