Recipe: Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

Many, many months ago when Sinéad visited me, we had lunch at a vegan restaurant where she ordered a chickpea salad sandwich. I love chickpeas in every form that’s ever entered my mouth, so I was immediately intrigued (but not as intrigued as I was by the “All-American vegan burger” I ordered that really did taste like … Continue reading

Watercolor Recipe: Vegan Elvis Cupcakes

During Sinéad’s visit, we experimented with vegan baking – more experimentation for me, since I hadn’t baked something intentionally vegan more than a time or two and a lot of fun for Sinéad since we decided to “wing it” with our measurements. As such, here is a one-of-a-kind (each time, lol) sort of recipe that is … Continue reading

Sinéad’s Visit to Florida – Part 1

I am so behind on posting this, and that sort of happens a lot. I normally feel bad about it and offer a short apology or reason, but this time I’ll just be up front about what it is: I have a pretty terrible anxiety disorder, and it sometimes allows me to convince myself that … Continue reading

Local Review: Hotto Potto

Location: 3090 Aloma Ave, Winter Park, FL 32792 Hours: Mon-Thurs (11a – 2a), Fri-Sat (11a – 5a), Sun (11 – 12a) Price: $$ Score: A I am of the firm belief that if you try something and hate it, you should probably try it again a few years later. As you age, tastes in things change and things you’ve … Continue reading

Local Review: Maitland Farmer’s Market

The Maitland Farmer’s Market at Lake Lily off of 17-92 isn’t really the biggest or the flashiest of farmer’s markets. It’s a little on the smaller side, with vendor booths boasting fresh, locally grown produce and independently made odds and ends ranging from honey to puppy treats along a narrow sidewalk circling  half of Lake Lily … Continue reading

Recipe: Kale & Chive Quinoa Patties

A few months ago I made Quinoa Stuffed Beefsteak Tomatoes for Nick and I during one of our health kicks. Neither of us had ever eaten the strange grain called quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) before, but we loved it. It’s very healthy and full of good things that makes your body happy — Plus, it takes … Continue reading