A Simple Journal

to acknowledge what nourishes my body and soul

Rosemary Chickpeas & Bell Peppers

Fast food doesn’t have to come from a restaurant. Rosemary Chickpeas and Bell Peppers is a dish that requires little prep time and cooks up in less than 20 minutes. It’s a great vegetarian recipe that I usually enjoy with polenta or brown rice. Rosemary Chickpeas & Bell Peppers Serves 4 1 Tbsp. plus 1 tsp. olive […]

Egg-Free Banana, Corn, & Pumpkin Baked Treats

All out of eggs?  Allergic to eggs?  Choose not to eat eggs? You might already have an egg substitute, such as banana or ground flaxseed, in your kitchen! Years ago, I learned that mashed banana could be used as an egg substitute from the Vegetarian Times’ Egg-Free Chocolate-Banana Loaf recipe. Try it; this bread is a […]

Apple Betty

We’re only 5 days into autumn and I’ve already made 2 apple crisps, 2 versions of apple betty, and 1 apple strudel. I’ve been getting lots of apples from my fruit share since August! So far, my mom’s favorite apple dessert is the Apple Betty from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book (1996). […]

Spanish-Style Tuna & Potato Salad

I recently discovered that Tuna & Potato Salad is a classic Spanish recipe. I should’ve guessed it, since my first taste of this salad was prepared by my Spanish boyfriend’s mother! In writing this recipe, I stayed true to the ingredients that Mama Conde typically uses. However, roasted red peppers and mayonnaise can also be added with […]