Peanut Butter Granola Muffins

The arctic blast has reached us all the way down here in Texas. So I have been baking comfort food for the kiddos. They absolutely love the peanut butter granola I prepare.   But lately I’ve been on a superseed kick, so I have been adding them in where ever I can.   I typically…

Fresh homemade bread every day!

I love fresh bread – the texture, the smell, the taste, the warmth that melts the butter when you’ve sliced it before giving it time to cool. I’ve tried homemade bread before on several occasions. I don’t know if I am not kneading long enough, too long, the yeast is bad, whatever. I have never…

Simple Chickpeas

The spring weather and some much needed yardwork has kept me away from the computer these last several days. Kyri and I have worked on a couple garden projects that I’ll share soon, once I get caught up. For now, though, I figured I would share a quick meal I prepared tonight. I am all…

Potato Leek Soup

With the colder weather, I’ve really been in a soup mood lately. I recently prepped a batch of Potato Leek soup using the recipe from Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s The Vegan Table, modified slightly. 1 tablespoon olive oil for sauteing 2-4 leeks, washed and sliced into 1/4 inch slices (white and green parts) 1 medium sized yellow…

Vegetable Chili with Pumpkin and Kidney Beans

Tonight I tried a new chili recipe. I rarely deviate from my tried and true recipe that I’ve used for years, but I sampled this chili at the Common Market Owner’s Fest last weekend and have been anxious to try it at home. And now that its Fall, I try to do a lot of…

Basil Overload

Tonight was a Bruschetta night at our house. Yesterday at the farmer’s market I got a bunch of purple basil, and combined it with my measly crop from my balcony. I love making a simple pesto with basil, walnuts and a drizzle of olive oil. Tuscany bread brushed with olive oil, and then topped with…