We are finally getting settled in our NYC apartment after our epic seven day 4300 mile road trip across the country.   We moved to NYC, because Derika was transferred with her job.  We left behind a great city, amazing beaches, and some really fantastic friends, but we are excited for a new adventure in our new city.  Derika, Julia the Mystical Traveling Unicorn (a thoughtful road trip gift from a great friend) and I, left lovely San Diego on August… Read more »

I am sitting on my balcony right now listening to the ocean and the sound of boxes being taped, as the last of our belongings get loaded into the moving truck that will be headed to NYC.  My neighbor bunny is not pleased with the situation and is currently giving me the stink eye. Tomorrow we are off on a week-long road trip that will eventually lead us to NYC. Along the way we plan on stopping at the Grand… Read more »

Back in the day my favorite quick meal to make at home was a garbage quesadilla.  What is a garbage quesadilla, you ask? Basically veggies and a veggie friendly protein stuffed into a tortilla with cheese (everything is better with cheese), fold the stuffed tortilla in half and brown in a pan on both sides. I am trying to not eat as many gluten products these days, so I have been making the heck out of Veggie Bowl-Ritos. What is… Read more »

Things are changing on my end. Derika and I are in the process of getting ready to relocate to NYC for her job at the end of this month!  My days have been spent enjoying the beach, cooking and purging all of the things that we will not be able to take with us on this move. All of this purging has gotten me to thinking about all of the great things about San Diego that I will miss.  Favorite… Read more »

“Everything is better with bacon!” This is all you hear nowadays and Mr. Bacon has been used and possibly abused in almost every way imaginable…poor boy.  On the other hand, I have to admit I am a vegetarian, but even I can appreciate the creative things that bacon has inspired. I mean, come on…I just saw a bacon weave taco on Facebook for pete’s sake! I use to eat the heck out of bacon when I was little. Growing up,… Read more »

I love french onion soup, but finding a vegetarian one or a good vegetarian one for that matter is next to impossible.  So I decided that it was about time to share my recipe.  As you can see, I am still on my soup kick, but I have also been craving the heck out of cheese… so I decided to whip up some vegetarian french onion soup.   It was way too hot in my house to make soup, but… Read more »

Growing up I hated brussel sprouts!  My Mom always made the frozen ones from the freezer section, that she boiled and they tasted like green mush. The only way that she could get me to eat them was by telling me that they were baby cabbages. For some odd reason I loved the idea of cabbages having babies for me to eat, even if I had to gag them down. Anyway, I did not discover that I actually love fresh… Read more »

Ok, I know what you are thinking…It’s is like a bazillion degrees out, why in the heck is she posting a chili recipe!?  Well, I am a fan of soup in any form no matter what time of year it is.  Also what is better than chili on a hot sweaty day???  Veggie Chili dogs of course!  So whip up a batch of this chili…eat some right after it is done, eat some a few days later, make some chili… Read more »

I am back from a very long hiatus that involved yoga teacher training, a career change, concerts, a couple of weddings, cocktails, traveling, some house guests and some much needed time spent frolicking on the beach.  I am happy to be back and I am so excited to share all of the new recipes that I have been working on.  While I get all of my ducks in a row, I thought that it would be fun to have a… Read more »

Why does cauliflower have to smell so bad!?  I want to make cauliflower more times than not, but the terrible smell makes me reach for the broccoli 9 times out of 10. If you have a small kitchen like me, make sure you begin roasting these bad boys before your dinner guests come over, or they will think you are making them rotten eggs…YUM! Ok, enough about how stinky cauliflower can be and let’s move on to how magical it… Read more »