Recommended Reading: Eating Animals by Jonathan Safran Foer

About the Author: Jonathan Safran Foer is widely known for his novels, “Everything is Illuminated” and “Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close.” A “mostly vegetarian,” After the birth of his son, he wanted to dig into the realities of life with animals. Overall Plot: The book is not simply another vegan or vegetarian cheerleading, meat shaming…

Butternut Squash Lasagne with Pine Nuts and Sage (Vegetarian)

Butternut squash is a lovely fall vegetable. This lasagne is vegetarian and most definitely not vegan. It is filled with lots of decadent dairy. Milk, butter, cheese. Mmmmm. Straightforward cheeses, pine nuts and a simple, delicate cream sauce are all that make up the dish but it comes out oh so comforting and warm. It…

Savory Slow Cooked Sweet Potato Apple Carrot Soup (Vegan and Paleo)

We had an abundance of delightful sweet potatoes to use up and our original dinner plans got de-railed. Happy Accident. I also stumbled upon some great inspiration at 100 days of real food. The beauty of the soup is how adjustable it is. You can really use any winter squash, add some apple and aromatics…

Piña Colada Tropical Green Smoothie

This smoothie is really really really yummy. Charlotte drank both of ours. It tastes like a piña colada, minus the rum. They don’t recommend adding rum for pregnant ladies and toddlers I guess. We’ve been drinking one green smoothie for snack most days lately and it’s going quite well. I also feel better if she…

Perfect Summertime Veggie Kabobs

This weekend was filled with warmth. Friends, good food and the ever increasing heat of central Texas in late June. Earlier today, we were lucky enough to join a friend at her comfy home for Franklin barbecue, who normally has a 2-3 hour wait. When it came time for dinner, we wisely realized more meat…

Sweet Potato & Black Bean Enchiladas Recipe

              We made these a few days ago for dinner and fell in love. The sauce is delicious and the filling was delish. If you are in a time crunch, try microwaving the sweet potatoes a little first to cut down on cooking time. Also, don’t make my mistake,…