Now’s the time to appreciate leftovers!

I actually believe it is always a good time to appreciate leftovers, but even if you are not as strict , you probably got the message from the past 3 months.. Learning to use what you have lying around is an essential skill for times when supermarkets are raided, stores are barely open and I […]

Beet it!

This winter vegetable is a true wonder. Full of nutrients, easy on the calories, naturally sweet, and that color, psychedelic. The thing is, at least in our house, beets are one of those veggies that we all know that are great for us, but many ( many) times, we (ok.I) just get too lazy to […]

Sorry- dont like quinoa!

Seriously?? Yes. But it’s a superfood! yes, I am aware. But you are vegan! vegans are supposed to eat quinoa even when they are asleep! Well, maybe some do- I don’t. What a hypocrite! I remember you wrote a post about making quinoa and couldn’t stop praising it! That’s true. and here is the link […]

Protein packed wonder: soy beans!!

The excitement. Then again, why be cynical.I would have thought I left that awful trait behind me when I retired. “cynicism is the weapon of the weak”. I’ve been told that so many times I lost count. Weak or strong, soybeans are a true wonder, nutritionally speaking of course. You already heard, at least 100 […]

Rise up- it’s fall!

Even (former) cynics like me can’t avoid that sense of joy creeping when its fall time. Fall here is very short, a month at best, so I try to enjoy every second of it. Being me, enjoying most definitely means food. My daughter texted me the other day asking for a recipe for acorn squash. […]

My struggles with intermittent fasting.

I have been practicing intermittent fasting since January, and I think it’s time to share my opinion on this oh so controversial subject. I remind you I am no doctor/dietitian/anything of the sort. Just me. early retired me, plenty of time and enthusiasm, a genuine interest in healthy nutrition, preferably vegan (for me) but not […]

Design your personal trail mix! frugal, healthy, easy recipe!!

I don’t eat airplane food. I mean I haven’t tried business class food , not to mention first class cuisine, so I can only make bold and harsh statements concerning tourist class , but I’m pretty sure most people travel like me, with the common crowd, and if you happen to be priviledged – well […]

10 Lunch Ideas: vegan -healthy-protein packed- simple- tasty.

So I was thinking about food today. Ok- I think about food all.the.time. And since I highly appreciate easy nutritious yummy food, that happens to be vegan, I scrolled back and gathered some of my favorites. enjoy! 1.mung beans sprouts+red rice+ tomato and cucumbers+ spicy chickpeas.oh and a few walnuts. Don’t be afraid to mix […]

Are potatoes good for you??? +great baked potatoes tip!

Who doesn’t like potatoes?? they can be boiled, pureed, baked, fried, french fried, cut into Mc Donald’s chips, and more. And yet- I kind of stopped buying and making them, thinking they are basically starchy-no fiber- high in carbohydrates only- no vitamins food. But then… My son got me researching protein-packed food, so I learned […]

Why I’m trying to avoid pastries and baked goods

I love freshly baked bread, buns, quiches, brownies, if it has yeast and sugar, even some salt is acceptable- I stand in line. Or used to. I don’t actually need to stand in any line since I love spending time in the kitchen and baking is not rocket science. I beg all offended artisan bakers […]