Category Archives: Plant Based

Simple Maple Oatmeal with Sliced Banana

Breakfast in our home is either very simple or an elaborate affair.  Usually, there’s not an in between.  Most days, that means it’s very simple. Our typical simple breakfast options are: Oatmeal Beans and rice that I’ve made in bulk earlier in the week, reheated Whole grain cereal Roasted or baked potatoes with ketchup or… Continue Reading

Oil-Free Roasted Potato Wedges

We’ve been eating a lot of potatoes lately.  And, by a lot, I mean around 15 pounds a week.  We consider them a superfood at our house, comforting, filling and an excellent source of whole food carbs, nutrients and protein.  Did you know a large white potato has about 7 grams of protein? Not to… Continue Reading

Pasta Primavera

Pasta is my ultimate comfort food, y’all.  I love it.  Seriously. Usually, I go for angel hair pasta with a velvety and simple pomodoro sauce.  But, when I looked in the fridge trying to decide what to cook for lunch today, the mushrooms and zucchini were practically begging me to make pasta primavera. Whole wheat pasta… Continue Reading

easy tomato vegetable soup for the soul

Anytime we’re under the weather, I make a vat of this vegetable soup to cure what ails us.  While we’ve been fighting whatever this bug is for the past few days, it’s caught up with all of us now.  So, veggie soup to the rescue! Years ago, my 2nd mom showed me how to make… Continue Reading

Herb Sautéed Mushrooms

These mushrooms are deceptively simple and quite delicious.  A wonderful side dish to any meal. I recently paired them with Stewed Tomato, Garlic and Onion Spinach. Enjoy! Herb Sautéed Mushrooms   Save Print Prep time 2 mins Cook time 10 mins Total time 12 mins   These herbed mushrooms are deceptively simple and quite delicious.… Continue Reading

Review: Oishii Japanese Restaurant

Oishii on Richmond Avenue near Greenway Plaza is a tiny place, packed tight with sushi lovers and busy servers. The menu is full of sushi options, as well as other Japanese fare like udon noodle soup and fried rice. They have lots of vegetarian and vegan options and are very willing to accommodate special requests… Continue Reading

What to do with day old fruit salad

What to do with day old fruit salad

We made a beautiful fruit salad for a party this past weekend.  It had loads of perfectly ripe bananas, apples, green and red grapes, strawberries and oranges.  So delicious and healthy.  The green grapes were especially good (we got them at HEB, by the way).  Well, the party came and went and we still had… Continue Reading

Two steps forward, one step back. The vegan dance.

Two steps forward, one step back. The vegan dance.

I’ve been veganish for a year and a half.  Many of my previous health issues (chronic stomach/intestinal issues, acne, migraine headaches, headaches from too much protein) have either been reduced or disappeared. But, I have to admit that I’m a little disappointed that I haven’t lost more weight. Initially, I lost about 15 pounds, but… Continue Reading