Endless Bounty

As the holidays wind down, and the extra sweets lying around the house disappear, it’s a great time for me to rethink my vegetable consumption. I need to do more than just make empty resolutions as my body is begging for real food; food that is all-around healthier, less heavy, and much, much, less sugary….

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Island Magic Apple Pie

My association with this wonderful time of year is not just about pumpkin-spice-everything, turkey, and traditional acorn or butternut squashes. Oh, no, as a matter of fact, this is when our garden is over-flowing with a green, pear shaped squash, drooping from heavily-laden vines, known as a pipinola, or chayote. This crisp, versatile squash can…

Fruit & Cheese Platter Ideas

I’ve really got a thing for healthy grazing platters, especially since I’m trying to eat better while I attempt to do multiple things at once. A while back, I posted about an easy-to-make veggie platter with figs and melon, and although a vegetable-based platter is nice, this time I wanted refreshing fruit to be the…

Vegan Fajitas

I feel like I’ve cracked some mysterious code to preparing dinner with this fajita recipe. Bold Tex-Mex flavors seem to be an all-around crowd pleaser, and these fajitas are no exception. This recipe was so ridiculously easy to make, and there was not one single complaint from the dinner-time peanut gallery. We even have a…

Spooky Potion Bottles

For our 2018 Thanksgiving, I thought it would be fun to honor the 20th anniversary of our beloved Harry Potter, and of course, have a Hogwarts-themed dinner, complete with the most wizardly decorations. I wanted to get an early start on making the decorations because it is typically the most time consuming part of most…

Pizza Dough

Like a taco salad, pizza is the kind of thing that you can dress up anyway you want. It is a clean slate onto which you can build a slice of perfection to your own personal taste. It was especially helpful this past ‘Mostly Vegan Monday’, because I had on hand, olives, farmer’s market spinach,…

My Love for Pinterest

  Ah, yes, it’s that time of year when being “busy” kicks into overdrive, and so begins the start of numerous birthdays, office parties, Fall Equinox, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Winter Solstice and Christmas. The last quarter of the year is kind of crazy for most of us, and it is especially busy for me. One of…

Ulu (Breadfruit) Burgers

Ulu, also known as breadfruit, is a versatile fruit beloved in many areas of the world, including Hawaii. I was excited recently to be able to harvest some for making these burgers, not just because it is a beloved local staple, but because it is also the perfect ingredient for my Mostly Vegan Mondays recipe….

Taco Salad Basics

It seems like I tend to have small flashes of culinary brilliance on Mostly Vegan Mondays, and today was no exception to that. I am finding more and more, that having a lot of vegetables on hand really saves the day when Monday rolls around. One of our new neighbors gave us a bag of…

Hurricane Bagels

When I woke up yesterday and realized that I would be stuck inside for a few days because of Hurricane Lane, my mind went immediately to bagels. On holiday mornings, our family indulges in eating bagels with smoked salmon, cream cheese, capers, fresh tomato, and onion. When it’s a holiday, we are normally distracted by…