Monthly Archives: October 2012

Winter Tomato Sauce

One of my first blog posts was about making pasta sauce with the abundance of tomatoes from my garden.  Although we are still getting a few last tomatoes, I no longer have enough for a pasta sauce.  Yet, I didn’t want to give up making my own sauce.  First of all, it’s more fun, and secondly, have […]

Fiesta Pasta

When you are planning a plant-based meal, feel free to use your creativity.  You want to have a mix of grains, vegetables, and protein, but you can also mix cultures to come up with something unique and interesting.  Grain products that are often associated with a certain region are usually great with foods from any […]

Vegan Butternut Squash Risotto

Risotto is the ultimate comfort food.  I always believed its creaminess must come from massive amounts of butter and parmesan cheese, but much of it comes from the rice itself, and so the dish is easily made vegan.  Combine that with the fact that it’s one of the few traditionally gluten-free Italian foods and that it […]

Loss and the Sea

Thursday afternoon brought news the news I’d spent a week and a half preparing for.  My dear friend Sara passed away peacefully after a long battle with brain cancer.  Words can’t really sum her up – she was one of those people who can make friends with everyone.  She was my co-worker, carpool buddy, and […]


Recently, I got the cookbook Wild About Greens by Nava Atlas from the library. I’ve been on the holds list since this summer, and I can’t remember the last time I’ve been this excited about a cookbook. No matter what your dietary preferences, we should all be eating more greens.  At the beginning of the […]


Autumn is a time of contradictions.  The crispness and color feel like a fresh start; but at the same time, we know it’s the end, and winter’s right around the corner. Watching the leaves fall should remind us of the power of letting go; yet, we see the squirrels scurrying around with their walnuts, and know […]

Inch by Inch

When I was in second grade, we had a time in music class where we learned a lot of folk songs.  My favorite was called “The Garden Song.”  I remember taking the photocopied lyrics home, and setting the paper on our piano.  I would look at it from time to time and hum the melody […]

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