One thing I surely thought I would have to give up when I adopted a plant-based lifestyle were my momma’s halupkis: tightly rolled pigs in a blanket stuffed with ground meat and rice. These were little joys and the meal was inexpensive to make to come home to or for Sunday dinner after church or… Continue reading vegan halupkis.
When a girl or a young woman enters the Orthodox church, it can be sometimes hard to put ourselves in the shoes or sandals of the ascetic women of these women saints that are allover the church in our church icons. Why? Because Orthodox women still live very much in the world. We are allowed… Continue reading #NoMakeUp Challenge
Okay, I have a laundry list of tasks to do. One of them involves finally setting up my website and blog for my massage therapy. Speaking of blogging, I just cannot get over how delicious this peanut butter pie turns out as it looks like something that I, a self-taught chef, would even dream of… Continue reading the first recipe I ever made.
It takes patience to become a good cook – and that virtue is especially true for learning how to caramelize onions. Cooking or baking isn’t for the impatient, the lazy or those that claim they don’t have time. You need to eat something, right? And so may your family. By practicing or honing your kitchen… Continue reading how to caramelize onions.
Although I acknowledge the perfectly imperfect human that I am, I also have acknowledged from quite some time my discomfort with being an ordinary or average person What is an ordinary or average person? Ordinary or average people, in my opinion, can be defined as those people that acknowledge their imperfections and leave it like that. They may… Continue reading crisp zucchini chips.
Three years ago, I read about this funky idea called the ten minute plan in SELF magazine. The ten minute plan consist of forming a positive habit or doing something good for yourself every ten minutes at a time so it will add up and then your day will be amazing. It is kind of… Continue reading zucchini noodles with coconut shrimp in lemon garlic sauce.
Treats along the boardwalk are hard to resist. Pizza, burgers, Greek food to deep fried. What is it about being on the boardwalk that just makes ordinary food taste better? For me, it was always freshly squeezed lemonade. The flavors can be easily mimicked at home for half the price but there’s just something… Continue reading cucumber lemonade.