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Woke up very hungry this morning and thinking about some of my favorite meals. After this cup of coffee I will go to the kitchen and find something simple and tasty for breakfast. But in the meantime – let me share two of my favorite dishes that I recently created in my own little kitchen!

First – a fresh vegan salad. Made with all kinds of goodies like Romaine lettuce, pickled beets, fresh orange pieces, carrots, onions, and chopped pecans. With a slightly sweet balsamic vinaigrette drizzled over all. Add a multi-grain roll and I’m smiling from ear to ear with each bite!

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Then a new vegetarian recipe I recently sorta made up. Spaghetti noodles cooked, then tossed in a pot on top of the stove with enough tomato sauce to coat. Could be my brother Johnny’s delicious homemade sauce, or could be a quick favorite sauce out of a jar. First, place just a few tablespoons of sauce in the bottom of the dish. Fill my little baking dish about half full – packing down the noodles and sauce. Top with a little ricatto cheese, freshly grated Parmesan, and thinly slice fresh mozzarella. Repeat with packing in noodles and cheese. Top with a little more sauce and place in the 350 degree oven for about 40 minutes (or a little longer).

So easy!! And my little dish makes three servings when also devoured along with a salad or another green vegetable. It’s like lasagna, but just easier than layering with the large noodles. See how pretty?

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Healthy and healthy

A few pictures of some of recent scrumptious meals. Vegan, you ask? Well … uh … not totally. But it’s OK! Work in progress. Right?

A recent trip to Whole Foods with a luscious lunch to follow. Not quite vegan. Obviously! If not hidden in the food – then a large sign in the corner! 🙂

Then there was the dish of black beans, soaked for several hours, then cooked slowly with a little molasses, onions, green bell pepper and my favorite seasonings for chili. After adding a can of tomatoes, I realized I now had bean soup! No worries. Add the corn chips and there was a delicious meal!


How about variety for this one? Leftover turnips topped with a few fresh brussel sprouts, with a light drizzle of balsamic vinegar. Green beans left over from yesterday’s post. Carrots steamed, then tossed with a little salt, pepper, honey and sugar. The one non-vegan dish? The potatoes baked in a cheddar cheese sauce. Too much food and couldn’t eat it all!

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