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Kimchi Fried Rice


Hungry, she peered into the refrigerator. Debating making what would be her fourth kimchi vegan cheese quesadilla of the day, she finally noticed the tub of leftover rice sitting conveniently next to the kimchi. Just one cup of rice, but it would do. She had leftover grilled green onions from the last night’s dinner she could […]

Sardines. Hey.


The tins of smoked Portuguese sardines sat on the second shelf of her pantry for some time. It wasn’t that she didn’t like them, it was just, well, they were sardines. A very polarizing little fish. She liked them at the grocery store when the demo specialist would hand her a cracker smeared with avocado […]

Fennel, Tuna, Olives, Potatoes: Lunch on the Road


Tucked under a desk was the Bon Appetite branded thermal bag that somehow had worked its way into their collection. She couldn’t remember where it had come from, but there it was. She grabbed the zipper and opened the lunch bag, ravenous. She was grateful she had gone through trouble to pack something. Her salad, […]

Roasted Cabbage

Roasted Cabbage


Her chef’s knife split the week old green cabbage from the farmer’s market in two halves. She knew her family would not be excited to see that cabbage was for dinner. She didn’t care. She loved cabbage. She remembered sitting in her grandmother’s kitchen in a little town in north western South Carolina, close to the North […]

Saturday Morning Braised Greens


8:30 on a Saturday morning felt like an odd time to be cooking greens when she thought about it, but after a week away from the kitchen she just needed to cook. The heat from the gas stove was warm against her forearm as she dropped wet clumps of chard, kale and turnip greens into the 8-quart […]

No Cook Eats from PDX Bloggers


It is hot. And I’m not complaining. Seriously. I’m not. Would central air compel me to use the stove in my west facing kitchen? Yes. But I don’t have central air, and with the Weather Chanel App reporting day after day of 85 degree plus weather, I’m intent on fixing meals that require as little direct heat as […]

Hemp Seed Tabbouleh


I’m seeing green this April and itching to move away from the roasted root vegetables that got me through winter and on to greener and lighter side dishes, like this hemp seed tabbouleh. Inspired by a recipe from Rawvolution, and abiding by the E2 diet’s plant sourced fats rule, hemp seeds replace bulgur in my version of […]

4 Great Early Spring Soups


Cooking a couple of soups over the weekend is a small task that sets me up for success in the coming weeknights ahead. I’m able to get meals on the table quickly- just heat and add a side salad and bread, or pack lunches in the blink of an eye. Shoot, I’ve even had a […]

E2 28 Day Challenge Wrap Up: Wins and Losses


Well, here it is. The post I have been dragging my feet to write. The one where I have to admit to not achieving my goals, failing, in my opinion, a medial test, and owning that given my schedule and lifestyle I’m never going to be a plant strong princess. Major bummer. I’ve completed the […]

E2 28 Day Challenge Day 27/28. That’s all.


Done. Fin. Over. At last. 28 days of keeping eating dairy, meat, oil, and processed food free as the ultimate  diet goal are over. Today isn’t the day I’ll be wrapping up all my thoughts on my experience. I’m still processing it all. Having successfully finished this diet in the past, I’m not ending on […]