adventures in the kitchen …

Along my healing journey, I discovered this thing called an Anti-Inflammation Diet. Actually, not a diet so much as a way of eating. No refined sugar, no white flour, lotsa veggies … super-healthy, right?

Well, suddenly I was noticing that I *LOVED* to cook! Whenever I made something, I would become instantly happy! Who knew! I loved exploring what I could do with different spices and flavors and things and creating new yummy recipes and feeling as if I were being oh-so-very healthy. Yaay!

So here I am traipsing through the kitchen. Admittedly, one or two of my earliest posts (uh, piñata cookies, really?) are *not* doctor-approved but the rest are. I just follow the joy and see where it leads me!

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I didn’t mean t’do it but I just can’t help myself … comfort food has been callin’ me, big time. And there’s no better thing than a warm, creamy, cheezy sauce to make your belly all snuggly, am I right or am I right? 😉 I really do think that it’s smiling right now, this […]

Isn’t star anise so pretty? Confession: When I used it purely for decoration this time, after I finished eating I washed it and dried it and kept it for later. Is that bad? I mean come on, could you really toss this cute little thing into the garbage can after breakfast? I didn’t think so. […]

So I promised you guys some healthy comfort food, right? This is so warming and creamy, it’s like a fluffy blanket for your soul! 🙂 This recipe is based on a dish made by one of my favorite vegan comfort food chefs, Lauren Toyota of Hot for Food. Her meals are rich and full of […]

Get ready, guys, I’m goin’ through a comfort food phase. So be prepared for some warm, creamy, savory … and of course, healthful and nurturing … eats! If you follow my eating plan you know that mushrooms are fungi so I don’t have them regularly. But once in a while feels ok. The words Dr. […]

Snow … or no snow? Not that it matters at this point cuz they’re both in muh bella but y’ know … for the future. 😉 The snow version’s real easy, just coconut flakes whipped up in a little bullet blender for a few secs. Ups the cuteness factor I think but for taste I’d […]

Have y’heard about sweet potato toast? Yeah, me too. Well I just had to find out what all’a the hullabaloo was about. After all, something as healthy and eeeeeeeeasy as that would be right up my alley, right? Oh yes! When I saw people posting yaays and naays, the biggest naay was not “it doesn’t work” […]

This recipe was semi inspired by Super Jed Kobernucz. What I mean is … If it were *fully* inspired by that guy it would be, well … bacon. Or it would at *least* be made from stuff that’s already in his pantry. But this time I temporarily don’t care 😉 and here’s why: Jed told […]

This lil’ project I did earlier this year made me flash back to my childhood, hmm, about kindergarten I’d say. Did you have this experience too? They gave you a lima bean and you covered it with a wet paper towel on a paper plate, then one day you ran in from the bus only […]

So how come I want to start off pretty much every recipe with “Yaaaaaaay!” Guess that’s a good sign. This is so flavorful, one’a those “I don’t feel deprived!” foods. (Maybe that explains the “yaaay” a lil bit.) Depending on your taste buds, you can adjust the sauce to noodle ratio. For me, this is […]

What can I say? Vanilla protein powder seems to make everything better. (Have you noticed that too?) And … Next time I make this, I may add a dash of salt. Momma says it brings out the sweet. That’s so hard to believe, right? But I suspect it may be true. I may get brave […]