Back To Kitchen Sharing

Well as life swirls around with many things distracting me these days. I have been cooking, staying healthy, checking out major online sales, finding new interests, and mostly trying to unlock the mystery of why we are having some poor sleeps in my house. Anyhow, I would like to share some of my recent favorite meals. Heads up, they are all vegetarian. That is how we roll these days just because it makes my family pretty happy. I love recipe swapping with friends. I just hadn’t thought to throw them on the blog. We have been insta and whatsapp sharing. But this week, I have had multiple requests by friends on what to cook. So here you go!

BTW half baked Harvest is my love these days and the New York Times is my husband’s. A pretty good combination.

Every recipe is quick, easy, and pretty minimal in the ingredient department. Cheers to healthy home cooked meals!

Kale Caesar With Sweet Potatoes and Crispy Chickpeas (Delicious!)

Roasted Cauliflower Salad is perfect for a winter weekend brunch.

A true winner in my book! The recipe is fast, easy, and tasty. Coconut Sweet Potato Lentil Soup
One Pan! Persian Herb & Chickpea Stew for a warm comfort meal to be cooked any night of the week!
A vegan spin on the famous butter chicken. It is heavenly but you have to like coconut! A 30 minute Indian Coconut Butter Cauliflower
Finally a veggie burger that is easy and delivers! NYT offered this up and I made it. Tip: make the recipe early and let the patties sit the frig for as long as you wish. I formed them into balls then pressed them in to patties as I placed them in fry pan. I had no issues with them falling apart. For toppers I used vegan mayo mixed with peri peri hot sauce, sliced avocado, fresh greens.

(all images from Half Baked and NYT and pay NO attention to any grammatical errors:)

Be sure to get outside! Everyday! Then cook!

Step Outside

Fall just might be the most motivating season of the year to explore nature. Summer is without a doubt fun and welcoming after a long winter. But fall in New England makes stepping into mother nature’s beauty, simply irresistible. The temperature is crisp and cool. The colors get prettier and prettier. Not to mention for the most part, bug free. Getting outside cures all. So healthy for the mind and body. Don’t let another day sneak by without breathing in a bit of freshness.

Traded in the usual urban walk for a more technical trail hike in Vermont. Nothing like using all of your body for a rocky terrain that required more focus and more body awareness. There was some bum sliding as well as some leaping and laughter. Griffy led the pack with unbelievable grace and confidence. Getting outside is the best medicine. This weekend already has me planning the next outing. Nothing like an outdoor exercise that doesn’t feel like you are checking off the box.

Yes, I am sporting a child’s backpack! I am currently lacking a few hiking essentials. This city hiker is getting some great recommendations from a seasoned girlfriend. Stay tuned for a future post with a few basics to get you by for your next adventure.

Here is another one for your playlist. I am currently listening to this: