Sometimes, you just want comfort food like a plate lunch. Then you realize that there are no “local food” (Hawaiian) restaurants anywhere nearby and that if you want a meal even slightly resembling a Hawaiian-style plate lunch, you’ll have to make it yourself. So I did.Continue reading “Meatless Meals: Plant-Based Teriyaki “Plate Lunch””
Chilly weather, fewer hours of daylight…these seem to be triggers for carb cravings (at least for me). In an effort to avoid packing on the pounds over the winter, I look for ways to satisfy the cravings without consuming too many simple carbs and sugar – but that doesn’t mean doughnuts are off the table!Continue reading “Good Bites: Low Carb Sugar-Free Cake Doughnuts”
May this be the start of more beauty, more ecological action, more human cooperation. Let’s show the best in us, and realize that we’re all part of a society comprised of different backgrounds, preferences, beliefs, and perspectives. America is for all Americans, and our strength is in our diversity…not just racial and ethnic diversity, but diversity of opinion, too. Peaceful dissent is lawful – and necessary. Let’s keep it that way!
We’re surrounded by the incredible beauty – arguably, mundane beauty – of wildflowers. Some belong to what we call “weeds” (undeservedly pejorative), but each has its charm, value, and/or use. While I truly do appreciate their aesthetic appeal, I also appreciate the range of wines that can be made from the edible flowers: some delicate, some bold, and all unique.Continue reading “Winecraft: Working Wildflowers”
When I think of fall meals, hearty soups and stews come to mind…and I don’t think I’m alone. Beet borscht, made with root veggies and cabbage, is a delicious and nourishing soup. This Instant Pot recipe is an adaptation of one that was my favorite slower cooker borscht recipe, made and enjoyed many times; with some tweaks, that flavorful and satisfying soup can be enjoyed in a fraction of the time!Continue reading “Meatless Meals: Instant Pot Beet Borscht”
Who doesn’t like one pot meals? I sure do, and the idea of making rich and satisfying meatless spaghetti with noodles, right in the pot, was an appealing one. And cleanup is a breeze – just one pot to clean! This is one of those meals that you’ll want to make again and again.Continue reading “Meatless Meals: Easy Instant Pot Spaghetti”