Month: January 2016

  • Simple Thai Coconut Curry

    This is a pattern recipe, which means you can make it a bunch of different ways, and it will always be yummy. But it also means that the instructions are a little bit vague, similar to Either-Or Oriental Chicken Salad. 1-2 onions, diced 1 sweet red pepper, seeded and diced 1 T olive oil 3…

  • Homemade Tonic

    This makes the best gin and tonic ever. 4 C water 2-1/2 C sugar (or more, to taste) 1/2 C (about 2 stalks) finely chopped lemongrass Zest and juice of 2 limes 3 T powdered cinchona bark 3 T citric acid 1 t juniper berries 1/2 t peppercorns Bring water to boil in a saucepan.…

  • Yummiest Vegan Stuffing

    1 loaf of whole wheat bread, cut or torn into 1-inch cubes (I use scissors for this) 2 green bell peppers, seeded and cut into chunks 1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks 1 yellow or orange bell pepper, seeded and cut into chunks 2 sweet onions, peeled and cut into chunks 1…

  • Sweet Potato Pie a la Meps

    My father always raves about grocery-store sweet potato pie from the Publix bakery. As a homemade pie-baker, this offended my sensibilities, so I set out to research the best homemade sweet potato pie. Much to my surprise, sweet potato pie was all over the news — a strange video involving Patti LaBelle’s pie had recently…