Vegan Falafel Gyro

Happy Meatless Monday! We love mediterranean style restaurants and a good gyro is hard to beat for lunch.  So my vegan falafel gyro has easily become a staple in our house.  It’s not super hand on so it’s perfect for a weekend lunch or easy dinner. Just be aware that the falafel mixture usually has to rest a bit before […]

Perfect Summer Spring Rolls

Now that the weather has turned to lava here in the Sonoran desert I like light lunches that don’t require me to stand over a hot stove for more than 10 minutes.  A steaming cup of soup would make me feel like I was melting like the chapstick I left in my car earlier.  Instead I opt for sandwiches, salads, […]

Sustainable Seafood Part 1

Happy World Ocean Week!!!  This is the beginning of my blog series on sustainable seafood. As a marine biologist sustainably sourced seafood is definitely an important issue for me.  The health of our oceans is one of the primary reasons for my sustainability journey.  As such, this will be a 3 part blog series in order to fully cover this […]

Savory Potato Pancakes

I bought a huge bag of potatoes right when quarantine started.  As such we have used them in so many recipes.  These potato pancakes have been one of our favorites and are an amazing comfort food.  I love the original recipe I found on pinterest from Phal’s market but I made a few changes to add a little more flavor […]

Comforting Kimchi Udon

My dear friend, blogging guru, and besti, Mandy, sent me her favorite kimchi udon noodle recipe and challenged me to make a veggie version to test against my husband’s taste buds.  She runs two blogs My Sassy Starfish, a lifestyle blog focused on mindful living from a southern perspective; and Milk Tea with Mandy where she spills the tea (pun […]

Quick and Easy Vegetarian Curry

So I have a little confession to make.  This Vegetarian curry recipe calls for a little cheating!  I buy a jar of curry from my local grocery store and dress it up with a few more spices, and add some veggies to complete the meal.  While I have made several different curry dishes from scratch most call for some specific […]

Sustainability during Quarantine

Plastic Bag Guilt Sustainability during quarantine has me feeling really guilty lately. All the plastic I’ve been bringing into my house is cringe worthy, especially all the plastic bags!  I have really made an effort this last year to reduce the amount of plastic and paper bags I get from stores, so much so that I have even run out […]

Green Chile Cornbread Waffles

Green Chile Cornbread Waffles One lazy Sunday, while reminiscing over our trip to Europe, the hubs mentioned one of his favorite meals had been the cornbread waffles we had in London.  I’d seen a similar dish on the menu at a local AZ brunch spot.  That spot has since closed for good so I decided to see if I could […]