Goodbye Rain, Hello Mosquitoes!

After several days of storms and flooding rains, we finally get a little break today. The sun greeted me brightly this morning. As I went out to feed the chickens every step I took sounded like I was walking on a sponge. The rain has been a blessing though many areas in Oklahoma are dealing…

Lambsquarter – Nutrient Dense Food, Medicine and More

Cultivation Lambsquarter grows wild and we have an abundant supply here. I recently harvested a bag full of young leaves from our garden. It is comparable to Spinach in many ways. Compared to Spinach, Lambsquarter is higher in calcium, protein, and fiber.  This link compares raw Lambsquarter with raw Spinach in detail. The young tender…

Mushroom Veggie Tacos

I love tacos. Being vegetarian I used to make tacos with mock meat crumbles which was good but we have been focusing on more whole foods and fewer processed so I have been cooking with mushrooms more. Mushrooms have a meaty texture so I began experimenting with them in various recipes. I have made fajita…

Mushroom Whiskey Cream Sauce

Looking for some new inspiration for a meal the other day, I remembered Deacon talking about how he made a whiskey cream sauce with shrimp at one of the kitchens he worked in. I asked how I could use that in a vegetarian dish and he suggested mushrooms. Well, duh! Of course! I don’t make…

Falafel

I used to like falafel. Now I love it! I am by no means an expert on Middle Eastern cuisine. I have prepared the dry mix falafel and enjoyed falafel in restaurants. The difference in tastes is vast. Looking for some menu ideas that are healthy and cheap, I decided to make my own falafel….

Crackers

It feels very much like Fall today. This morning was cold and drizzly. While that sounds dreary it was actually quite welcome. I ran my errands this morning including grocery shopping. The grocery bill has been outrageous and we are really pinching our pennies. In an effort to cut down the food bill (while we…

Chik’n Noodle Soup

After adopting a vegetarian lifestyle, I missed the chicken ‘n noodles that have been a family tradition for years. I am not a fan of mock meats either, but in small doses, they are fine. When I discovered Quorn brand though, it opened new doors. I have tried a few of their products, and am…