Veg Foods | Vegetarian

It has certainly been difficult for me to give up certain meat dishes, especially with how I grew up eating and how I live in a very ranch-centered region, but I have been making great strides.  Still no slip-ups since the last Veg update (whoo!) and my options have expanded since then!      …

Veggie Burgers | Recipe

The recipe for my black bean veggie burgers has pretty much become my vegetarian equivalent of the cheesy chicken tater mess – a recipe that I can throw whatever the heck I have on hand/is about to go bad into. They are, without a doubt, NOT PRETTY, but I think they are delicious.  The breadcrumbs and bun…

What’s in YOUR mango?

WHO KNEW MANGOS GREW WHOLE FETUSES IN THEIR SEEDS?! I have never dealt with a fresh mango before and, after this experience, I may never again. I opened it from the bottom up and was greeted by reddish viney things that looked like veins and… *shudder* Is this the kind of experience people have at…

Butterfly Grahams

I stayed over at my parents’ house for a few days and, as they have an entirely pantry selection, I ended up gorging myself on delicious graham crackers.  I drove back home only to realize… we had no graham crackers.  So I made some! This was a pantry-purging recipe (I made a lot of on-hand-ingredient substitutions) and…

Itchy Ape Bread! (Ape Bread, from scratch)

I wanted to try my hand at more Ape Bread (particularly with a less-buttery biscuit base), so I made some from scratch this time.  This biscuit recipe is one I got from Food Network and I fiddled in some chocolate to go with the Oreos. Major differences from the previous batch: plain, from-scratch biscuits vs. canned, buttery…

Ape Bread

Ape Bread (also known as “Cookies n Creme Monkey Bread that falls apart outside of the pan,” but all the monkeys I could think of were actually apes) was derived from a video recipe Rysa showed me on Facebook that really had no measurements except for the time and heat to bake.  As we don’t even…

Grilled Pizza Sandwich

For whatever reason, my taste buds have mutated so that I can no longer enjoy the taste of American Cheese slices.  As it was my go-to cheese for grilled cheese (trying  to finish off the tomato soup I bought for Rysa’s wisdom tooth removal surgery), I improvised… and ended up making my pizzas into a…