Vegan Shepherds Pie

Okay, so from the feature picture, you can already tell that my mashed potato portions are way off. This was no accident. I love mashed potatoes. Like most of the recipes I feature, they can be modified for different diets. This one, for example, could easily be paleo, without the lentils and with meat instead…

Baked Chick Peas

I’m not sure a recipe gets more simple than this… Except for kale chips. Those were pretty easy too. Ingredients: Canned chick peas, drained, as many cans as your heart desires (with consideration for your supply of pans) Some sort of oil (avocado, olive, etc) Salt, pepper, assorted spices Instructions: Preheat oven to 450. Mix…

Peanut Butter Cookies

Keep your love of PB cookies, cut the extra sugar, gluten, hell, cut the extra everything. Let’s do this. How does four ingredients sound for minimalist? Hard to believe, I know- guess you guys will have to trust me on this one. Prep Time: 5-10 Minutes Cook Time: 10-15 Minutes Yield: 12 Ingredients: 1 1/3…

Spaghetti Squash Pasta

For all you gluten-wise eaters out there, you can thank me later- spaghetti squash is the best thing since almond flour biscuits. Light in texture and absorbent with┬ásauces, this vegetable replacement for pasta hasn’t failed me in a recipe yet. My favorite use is vegetarian Pad Thai; the squash soaks up the sauce and pairs…

The Intentional

The breath that swept the lake fell on the shore with grace and I had watched with defiance in the fall, the branch that let go in August. I am not myself, and they have shouted that before, a hundred times because you look away, you slip away and the next thing you know you’ve…

What About Hunting?

Call it lack of ambition, but meat hasn’t been a huge part of my diet this summer. Not only is it a pain to find without plastic wrapping, but the truth of the matter is that I just don’t eat that much meat. I’ve had moral problems with it for years, but the kind of…

Homemade Almond Milk/Meal

You read that right folks, two beautiful, nutty staples in one go. Ingredients/tools: Water Almonds Cheese cloth Blender and/or food processor Instructions: Soak almonds in water for a minimum of 12 hrs and a maximum of 24 (yeah, yeah, so I soaked them too long once or twice, life is busy). Blender for almond meal,…

Buying New

Dated June 27th, 2016. I looked everywhere. Everywhere. I couldn’t find a used kayak that was small enough for me to carry, but big enough to be a stable multi-purpose watercraft (I want to be able to at least do overnight trips, aka bungee straps on the front/back and a watertight compartment). So I just…

BBQ Black Burgers

First off, I’d like to say they’re really good. Secondly, no, they do not taste like beef burgers. Now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I can cut to the good stuff. I am newly vegetarian/vegan because A.) Finding meat in a small town without the packaging is possible, it just means I…

Dirt vs. Dirt

Okay, so I’ve talked on and on about food. While I’m aware that I have a slight obsession with food at this point, I have noticed another wasteful trend. It would seem to me our culture has a little bit of a germ phobia. Look under your sink. One time use wipes, kleenex in all…