Nori Rolls with Shiitakes and Soba Noodles


The Great Vegetarian Challenge: Day 4 It’s Wednesday, and according to the official law of the land, mushrooms must be eaten today. If you don’t, officers in uniform will come to your house, arrest you with rusty handcuffs and escort you to the downtown courtroom, where you’ll be forced to wear a scarlet M. People […]

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Spinach and Chickpea Burgers


The Great Vegetarian Challenge: Day 2 Um, pardon me? You, yes you – spring allergies. What did I ever do to make you hate me so much? What makes you think that a bright red runny nose and puffy eyes are considered “attractive?” What gives you the right to bestow feelings of poo on me […]

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Quinoa, Say Wha?


The Great Vegetarian Challenge: Day 1 First of all, today is my 7-year anniversary living in Kansas City. It is next to impossible for me to grasp this. It seems just like last week that Aaron and his boss drove to Fayetteville, AR to pack up my entire life and stick it in a tiny […]

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Vegetarian Week!


It’s here! It’s time to throw all cattle, pork and chickens aside and focus on fruits, veggies and whole grains. It’s only for 7 days. Stop crying. I have five dinner meals planned. I’m leaving the other two open. Sometimes life takes you unexpectedly to a patio. Sometimes you just have no idea what to […]

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Steak Fajitas with Peppers and Tomatillo Salsa


With the distant hum of lawnmowers in the air, the beginnings of filling up the garden plot, and temperatures so beautiful you want to weep, I felt it only fitting to indulge in steak fajitas on this perfect spring evening. Plus it’s the night before we go vegetarian for 7 days, so what idiot wouldn’t […]

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Smoked Chorizo and White Bean Soup


With the spring temperatures taking a mini-vacation and steady rain showers passing through the metro, (that’s what they call it on the local news) I found myself digging out my warmest yoga pants, my newest novel and a cozy spot on the couch with my sweet pup. Well, she was only sweet after I freaked […]

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