Appetizers & Snacks

Kale Chips, and a new project

Recently I’ve discovered some really yummy kale chips at Whole Foods market, from Rhythm Foods.  These are so amazingly tasty and chock full of nutrients, I just can’t get enough!  The big downside:  the price.  $5.99 per bag…which officially contains 2 servings, but to be honest I can easily polish the whole thing off myself….

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What to do with leftover chili…make quesadillas!

When you have a big pot of leftover chili, the possibilities abound. My very favorite go-to recipe is Robin Robertson’s Layered Polenta-Chili Casserole, from Vegan Planet.  The Confetti Vegetable Chili from the other day, though, was such a hit that we only had about 1/2 cup leftover.  So I decided to use it to make…

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Power Smoothie for the Winter Blahs…

Don’t you love the way smoothies look before you blend them?  All those gorgeous, bright, contrasting colors.  I always call the kids into the kitchen when I’m about to blend, so they can watch it transform before their very eyes. I’ve been on a bit of a juice/smoothie kick lately.  It seems like my blender…

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A little blogger in the making?

My kids are getting used to having a food blogger for a mom.  Before getting to dig in and eat whatever food I have prepared, they patiently wait while I arrange it and photograph it.  So lately, the cutest thing has been happening.  My kids will be having a snack and they’ll arrange it nicely…

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Vegan Lunch Ideas: Hummus Wrap

When you choose not to eat meat, cheese, or eggs, what possibilites are left for lunch?  At first, it can seem like the pickings are slim.  Certainly none of the staples I grew up with are vegan…salami, cheese, egg salad, tuna fish, BLTs, liverwurst…they are all out.  For the newbie vegan, it can seem like…

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