A Vegan Grilled Cheese Bagel Have you tried a grilled cheese bagel? When there is no bread in the kitchen and only cinnamon raisin bagels and it’s National Grilled Cheese Day, you make a grilled cheese bagel. Vegetarians and vegans, this one is for you. I used Chao, a vegan cheese. Today I went to the supermarket and thought I had everything on my list until I was standing in the checkout. I realized I had forgotten to get bread. Later in the evening, I found out it is National Grilled Cheese Day. No way could I pass up the challenge of making a veganRead More →

Need to Eat Healthier? Try Out a Part-Time Vegetarian or Flexitarian Diet for 30 Days I love to eat eggs, cheese, and meat. That certainly limits my choice of becoming vegan. Patty Cakes Pantry and Kitchen Southern Hospitality food bloggers agreed to a 30-day vegan blogging and eating plan. At first, I said yes. I reconsidered. How could I be vegan for an entire month? No way. But vegetarian? Maybe. When I looked closer at vegetarian options, I saw the flexibility of food choices. Then I discovered a term, flexitarian. It’s the same as a part-time vegetarian or semi-vegetarian. That could work for me. CanRead More →

International Women's Day

Celebrating with Purple and Easy Recipes International Women’s Day, founded by Clara Zetkin in 1910, has evolved from “bread and peace” in 1917 to the “Press for Progress” theme in 2018. The idea is to celebrate with purple and carry out the #PressforProgress theme worldwide all year. I started the day with bagels topped with Raspberry Chipotle Fruit Spread and cream cheese and coffee. Pressure cooker chicken and rice, baked eggplant, and cherry juice was celebrated in purple style.Read More →