Talkin ’bout Veggies

Terry makes some delicious meat and poultry on the Traeger. Burgers, steaks, ribs, chicken…it all comes out delectable. But it is also a fabulous device for vegetables. I think I’ve said before, I have no regard for eggplant or zucchini. I understand the taste for eggplant, it’s just not for me. But zucchini? I have…

Breakfast Burrito

This fall — late September to be exact — I will have lived in this house for 25 years. It is my first and only home I’ve owned and it is a row house in a neighborhood that was not so nice back in the 80s to late 90s. It has really changed; to many…

Cupcakes and Pupcakes

Getting to do things for others really feeds my soul. I forget that sometimes, until I get a chance to do it and relish in the joy it brings for everyone involved. Last Friday, I hosted a small get-together for two friends and their dogs in celebration of one of the pups’ birthday. Mind you,…

Roasted Tomato Pasta

I read some meme the other day that said something about how when company is coming over those cleaning chores you’ve been putting off suddenly become a priority. That’s what’s going on around here. I’m throwing a “dog birthday party” for a canine and a couple of friends on Friday and there were some long…

Pinto Bean Soup

Since it seems like I have been on a nonstop meat-eating binge over the last week, I took action by making myself some plant-based soup on Friday. I’d saved a recipe for Pinto Bean Soup on my Pinterest page and so I pulled it up and began to cook. I had pretty much all the…

Tequila-Lime Chicken, Asparagus and Elote

There has been no rain. I mean, for Oregon — the Willamette Valley, not to mention the rest of the state — it’s dry. The measurable rain we’ve had over the past several months is barely even a couple of inches. While that’s worrisome for wildfire danger (at the least), the upside is it has…

Monkey Bars with Brown Butter Icing

You know how you always have good intentions about eating and somehow a few days into the week and it all goes by the wayside? I do that all the time; buying up veggies and fruits that end up wilting or shriveling instead of being eaten. Actually, I think it doesn’t happen quite as often…

Ham + Scalloped Potatoes and Deviled Eggs

Our conversation at home about what to have for Easter dinner began a couple of weeks before the holiday. Although a Christian family, we aren’t really church-goers anymore so we don’t do a big celebration. No chocolate bunnies, no Easter baskets. Terry’s Easter finery was reduced to a sleeveless t-shirt and his favorite LA Dodger…

Garlic Ginger Bok Choy

After several days of eating meat (pizza! ham!), I was ready to go back to plant-based eating. Scanning saved recipes on my Pinterest page, I saw this one for some baby bok choy, which is one of my favorite veggies. Bok choy is a cruciferous veggie and has good health benefits. Although, I read about…

Spicy Steak Ramen

When I came downstairs late morning after cleaning the bathroom and putting the laundry away, I found T on the computer looking at his page of food ideas on my Pinterest board. He decided he wanted this Spicy Steak Ramen (and for later some buttermilk biscuits and tomato gravy). There’s a type of fresh ramen…