Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Last night I got home from work craving good food. Specifically, something made with portabella mushrooms. I decided on a portabella parmesan risotta, made with veggie broth of course. There is nothing like a warm risotto on a cold fall or winter night. I also made sweet potato fries seasoned with cinnamon, curry powder, and paprika. I know the flavors don't exactly mix with portabella risotto, but its what I wanted damnit. Of course I got about 20 minutes into cooking and my fiance tells me the movie we're going to is at 7, not 730 like I though. I switched gears and quickly made myself a veggie burger while everything else finished cooking. So, my lovely risotto is still waiting for me, in its cute little container, in the fridge at work. Unfortunately because I was in such a hurry to get things done I also forgot to write down what I was doing... I really have to get better at that. And pictures, I've got to get better at pictures too... Any advice on food photography?

Tonight I'm thinking of making quinoa with veggie sausage and chopped carrots to go with some roasted acorn squash.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pumpkin Pie

I also write for the super awesome website We Heart This, which primarily reviews make up, skin care, and hair products. But we also like to get our girl on with crafts, movies, books, and of course food. My pumpkin pie recipe was just posted, and you can check it out here.

Last night I made a veggie burger topped with sauteed portabellas and fresh mozzarella. It was so delicious I ate it way too fast. Then we went to a movie and I discovered that the theater by my house now has Might Leaf teas. It was an all around awesome night.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Oh cheese, what am I to do with you?

I love cheese. When I first switched to vegetarian I decided I was going to be lacto ovo. Meaning I eat dairy and eggs. I currently get most of my protein from eggs, usually eating at least 1 a day. But the farther I get into this life the more I think of giving up cheese as well. I don't get much in the way of benefits from it the way I currently eat. Every time I eat something at a restaurant with cheese on it I feel like its overly greasy and heavy. I also switched to coconut milk about 6 months ago... So, is my body just not liking cheese anymore? Do I really need to eat it? I'd still eat things that were made with dairy (hello buttermilk pancakes!). And I don't think I could ever fully give up goats cheese is many of its various forms. So maybe I should say, do I stop buying it? We almost always have cheese in the house for The Man to snack on, so, maybe I will just stop buying it for myself and see what happens.