Meal For One

After 43 years of marriage and not even a week after my 66th birthday my wife left me… alone… again. This is not the first time. It happens every year about this time. Faye goes to Arizona for the annual get-together with her Canadian sisters. Meanwhile, until she returns, I am left on my own … More Meal For One

Avocado Toast

I am a fermented foods aficionado. At any given time there is likely to be some kind of vegetable or fruit being fermented. Fermented foods can always be found in my refrigerator, everything from yogurt, to sauerkraut, to cucumbers, hot sauces, tomatoes, Brussels sprouts, garlic and onions.   I am a fan of fermented foods … More Avocado Toast

Shaved Vegetable Soup

The first killing frost in these parts typically occurs the first week in November, so time is running out to harvest all the peppers, preserve basil (if I so choose) and bring in tender plants like curry leaf and moringa. Below ground crops like sweet potatoes, turmeric, ginger and peanuts will keep just fine in … More Shaved Vegetable Soup

Stir Fry

A stir fry is a great option for a one dish meal that doesn’t take long to put together. I’m always a bit hesitant to share stir fry posts because a recipe really isn’t needed. The ingredients list is whatever happens to be on hand. Celery is a vegetable I like to keep on hand … More Stir Fry

Gluten Steaks

It is always somewhat of an experiment anytime I make a seitan or gluten dish. I’m always striving to improve on the flavor and texture, not that it wasn’t delicious the last time or the time before. My experience with seitan goes way back to childhood when I was sometimes tasked with washing the dough … More Gluten Steaks

Red Beans & Quinoa

I have never had authentic Louisiana style Red Beans & Rice, mostly because neither pickled pork or andouille is my thing. I can only guess if my version even comes close to the real deal. On this occasion it was red beans and quinoa instead of rice. Onion, garlic, red and green jalapeños and celery … More Red Beans & Quinoa

Enchilada Sauce

Our tomatoes haven’t done well for the last several years. This year was no better. Every few days I bring in a few small tomatoes, mostly from wild plants which came up voluntarily. It takes a week’s accumulation to make a small batch of tomato sauce sufficient for one dish or perhaps two. Roasted tomatoes … More Enchilada Sauce