Treeline aged artisinal vegan cheese
Food

Vegetarian Dinners and Vegan Cheese

A few weeks ago, we decided to make a pretty major dietary shift toward eating vegetarian dinners from Monday through Thursday. I love animal-based sources of protein (beef! pork! chicken! seafood!), and I've always included them in dinner recipes. But we're trying to improve our nutrition as we age, and this shift is a big… Continue reading Vegetarian Dinners and Vegan Cheese

Ramen
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Ramen: A Story of Independence

Americans celebrated their Independence Day earlier this month, and that annual event came with a new realization for me this year about my first significant steps toward independence. I was a latchkey kid. I had a key that I fastened to my clothes with a safety pin so I wouldn't lose it during the day.… Continue reading Ramen: A Story of Independence

shrimp rice wrap
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Shrimp Rice Rolls

I used rice wrappers for the first time, and I was impressed with the results. I envisioned a Vietnamese-style fresh roll filled with shrimp and veg, and I love how it turned out: delicious, light, healthy and full of freshness. For the filling: saute some shrimp, boil and drain vermicelli or soba noodles, and shred… Continue reading Shrimp Rice Rolls

couscous
Food

Couscous Mix

This is a light and easy meal that's ideal for lunch or dinner. It's full of nutrients, while also filling you up. Our cherry tomatoes are ripening, and we put them to good use in this dish. Ingredients: 250 g of small couscous pearlsolive oil to taste1 can chickpeas1 cucumber, cut into cubes5 cherry tomatoes,… Continue reading Couscous Mix

fruit and nut chocolate bark
Food

Vegan Fruit-and-Nut Chocolate Bark

You know when you're standing in line at the grocery store and there are all sorts of treats lined up at the counter set up nicely to entice you to make an impulse purchase? I remember standing in line once and seeing chocolate bark wrapped up neat and pretty, just waiting to be bought. That's… Continue reading Vegan Fruit-and-Nut Chocolate Bark