My favorite recipes

I might have some new readers now that I went public with my little blog to the Facebook world.  I thought I’d share some of my favorite recipes.  Cool?   (Know that I’m the master-mind behind only a handful of these dishes.)

But before I do…. Since “coming out” with my blog, I keep getting emails like….

“Very cool.  Good luck on your new blog.” …. Well, folks, I’ve been doing this blogging thing (undercover) for over a year now.  But, thanks for joining me for my future adventures.  (They won’t be as exciting as spending two years in the middle-of-nowhere Thailand as a Peace Corps volunteer, but none the less, I still try to live a somewhat interesting life while holding a “real” job with only 2 weeks vacation a year.  Or is it 3? Whatever it is, I’m living up my free time as best I can.)


“I’m impressed.  Is it hard to start a blog?”  … Sure isn’t.  I’ve used wordpress and blogger to create blogs and both are easy, smeasy.  Give it a try, and let me know if you need any help.


“How often do you blog?  Is it time consuming?” … I’ve been blogging 1-2x a week, but last night as I was reading the book The Happiness Project, someone gave the author advice to blog everyday.  So maybe I’ll try to up my game.  As for time, it takes anywhere from 10 to 90 minutes normally to write a blog post, but I can do it while I’m watching mind-numbing TV or over lunch.

and the question that you all want to ask, but only my sister-in-law came out honestly and asked….  oh and my friends from “that summer” recently laughed at me for, but I know they are true friends because they still love me despite being “the fat party girl who had acne because she ate like shit and drank her day’s calories in booze.”

“Is that really you with the dog?”… Yes it is.  Sadly.  And never again will that happen.  Can we make a deal please?  I’ll help you, if you help me… never to slip like that again.  DEAL!

Okay, so now the recipes that you should all try*….
*Note: these have all been tested and approved by my non-vegan husband and are recommended for the general population.

Oh, and I could use a lesson or two in photography, so don’t laugh at some of my photos.  I was cracking up with my friend Jena… we recently decided we are iPhone bloggers. No DSLR here folks. We are straight point-and-shooters or iPhoners. 

Roasted Garlic, Apple & Butternut Squash Soup (Best Soup Eva)


Spaghetti Squash Mexican Mash Up


Udon Noodles with Veggies and Cashew Butter Sauce

udon noodles

Lemon Penne with Spinach and Roasted Tomatoes

Lemony Penne with Roasted Tomatoes and Spinach2
(crappy iPhone photo – sorry about that!)

Sloppy Joes


Black Bean and Chocolate Chili

Tofu Tacos

Roasted Delicata Squash and Tomatoes over Spinach Pesto Pasta

How to make black beans from scratch & Black Bean Burritos

(again, sorry for the crappy photo of my half-eaten meal)

Sweet & Tangy Grape Guac

Fresh Basil Corn Salad

Share your favorite recipes!  

Be well,



Filed under 30 minute meals, Appetizers, Main Course

5 responses to “My favorite recipes

  1. i have fallen back in love with blogging, ive had a few breaks, but really missed it. i don’t blog every single day, but i like to try, but i dont force myself just to have said i posted everyday.
    iphone bloggers are just as good! i am a dslr user, still got lots to learn tho

  2. lifeisbeachykeen

    All I can focus on is your crappy iPhone pictures. HA HA HA!!! Jk.. I pink puffy heart you.. I thought the same thing your SIL though.. That picture really looks nothing like all.

  3. Hi Carolyn, I stumbled on your blog last week when I was looking for the Chocolate Chili recipe. I took out the Moosewood book from the library, forgot to copy the recipe, and had to entertain a vegetarian friend last minute. Thanks for putting it up! 🙂

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