The usual Saturday morning pancakes with a hint of nutmeg, served with apples and walnuts cooked in brown sugar and lemon juice

Red beans and rice with steamed greens and salsa

You may have observed that all my food ends up as a “bowl.” It’s not that I never do anything more elaborate; weeknights just don’t lend themselves to it, in my experience. It’s enough to throw things in a pot/pan/oven and give it a little sauce to pull it together. That’s more than a lot…

Orange-cashew tofu with cabbage and kale

Making dinner for myself again tonight and I didn’t want to wait on rice to cook, so I made this tofu stir-fry to go with some wilted greens. Tofu: pan-fried in my trusty cast-iron skillet with a little olive oil and a pinch of salt, then set aside. Greens: shredded green cabbage and half a…

I’m not sure if this will taste any good. The onions burned. The basil-mint coulis looks like green water. The lemon risotto is gunky. Sometimes I try and I fail. EDIT: OK, but actually, the flavor is not bad. I managed to avoid the burnt bits when I mixed the onions/greens with the beans, the…

My boyfriend had dinner at work, so I was cooking just for me. So … It’s just some stuff. Roasted slices of delicata squash, sauteed spinach and garlic, pan-fried tempeh (i kinda burned it) , and some tomato and avocado. Also: black pepper. Boyfriend dislikes black pepper. It’s only for me. Mmmm, black pepper.

Because I didn’t cook at all on Friday, this is my Saturday breakfast. Pan-roasted fingerling potatoes, scrambled tempeh and kale, heirloom tomatoes and avocado. Yum.

It started with a stalk of sprouts

I don’t usually like to get the stalks of brussels sprouts because the damn things already so much work to prep, but it called to me. I cradled it like a baby–a silent, green, nodule-covered, leafy baby. Mmm. And now you know too much about how my brain works. So I prepared the brussels, starting…

Tempeh sausage pizza with fresh heirloom tomato sauce and onions and peppers with a simple side salad

Not entirely successful, but still pretty good

Not every meal is a winner. Sometimes things don’t quite gel. It happens. It’s still good. We all gotta eat. Goddamn this is blurry. Like I said, nothing’s perfect. This was a roasted tofu, kari squash, and red onion dish from Big Vegan by Robin Asbell. This is pretty tasty, though my squash took longer…