Week 32: Appreciation

Trade your expectation for appreciation and your world changes instantly. Tony Robbins Here in Northern California, we just went through a month of being inside everyday due to heavy smoke from nearby fires. An entire month of being inside every single day, with no air-conditioning and a summer heatwave. We only went outside once toContinue reading “Week 32: Appreciation”

Week 29: Super Simple Summer Stovetop Pizza

Deep summer is when laziness finds respectability. Sam Keen If your weather is anything like ours this week, you are looking for easy recipes that do not require an oven. Here in Northern California we are sweltering at 102° and have already experienced one three hour blackout from PG&E. I checked out a weather mapContinue reading “Week 29: Super Simple Summer Stovetop Pizza”

Week 28: A Midsummer Night’s Pizza

If music be the food of love, play on. William Shakespeare Here in Northern California we have been blessed with a mostly mild summer, with daytime highs between 80-90° and cooler evening temperatures. Baking a pizza necessitates cranking up the oven to a hot 450° for 45 minutes before baking. If it’s sizzling wherever youContinue reading “Week 28: A Midsummer Night’s Pizza”

Week 27: Summer Vegan BBQ

No one could have prepared me for BBQ on pizza. I mean, both are great. But together? It was incredible. Pau Gasol There’s something about late summer that calls for the flavor of barbeque. As a lifelong vegetarian this was not a flavor I grew up with. Recently I’ve come to like the novelty ofContinue reading “Week 27: Summer Vegan BBQ”

Week 25: Tempeh Tops It

Every pizza is a personal pizza if you try hard and believe in yourself. Bill Murray I loved last week’s pizza so much that I wanted to try another version using tempeh and mozzarella, which surprisingly taste great together. Whenever I can, without sacrificing taste, I add veggies, protein, herbs and spices to my food.Continue reading “Week 25: Tempeh Tops It”

Week 24:Peanut Butter BBQ

I’m going to live until I die, and everything in between is just another excuse to eat peanut butter. Dana Gould, Comedian Sometimes you just have to try new flavor combinations. As a lifelong vegetarian, BBQ hasn’t been high on my list. But BBQ sauce inspired vegan pizza ideas keep popping up, so I figuredContinue reading “Week 24:Peanut Butter BBQ”

Week 23: Zucca di zucca

The burst of subconscious virtuousness that comes from first buying butternut squash makes it easier to put a pint of ice cream in the cart later. Charles Duhigg As a lifelong vegetarian, going out to eat with meat eating friends pretty much consisted of ordering a salad. You might get lucky enough to order soup,Continue reading “Week 23: Zucca di zucca”

Week 11: Freshness

Freshness is essential. That makes all the difference. ~ Julia Child All Hail Kale! We skipped over this recipe several times, thinking kale pesto sounded like basil pesto’s less popular cousin. But, we walked by a big bunch of fresh kale at eye level in the grocery store, calling our names. We put it inContinue reading “Week 11: Freshness”