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 →

Vegetarian and love grilled cheese sandwiches? What can you do if you’re craving a grilled cheese sandwich and you’re a vegetarian -even if you’re a strict vegetarian or vegan? Eat a grilled cheese sandwich. You can, you know. It’s not impossible to give into the craving and not feel guilty about it. I’m trying the flexitarian type of vegetarian eating lifestyle for a month. When I first considered blogging about a vegan diet along with a food blogger friend, I agreed to take on the challenge. But after serious thought, I changed my mind. I like to eat dairy and am not religiously opposed toRead More →

Italian Sandwich made from spinach-grilled hamburgers and organic herbs You’ll need the following four fresh herbs (a list I’ve described by their flavors) for this Italian-style open-faced sandwich. basil – has a sweet peppery, minty flavor cilantro – has a flavor similar to celery and mint mixed fennel – tastes like black licorice rosemary – a sweet minty flavor Nutritional Values and Uses for Basil Basil is a good source of Vitamins A, C, K, iron, and calcium. Did you know that basil can be used as a body deodorizer and in a bath as a calming effect along with Himalayan Pink or Epsom Salt?Read More →

Make a Sandwich from a Slow Cooker Baked Chicken Bake a chicken in your slow cooker. Then see how many meals you can get out of it. Start with a nutritious chicken and avocado sandwich. Enjoy the whole sandwich yourself, or cut it in half it and share a snack with someone.Read More →

Pimento Cheese on Cinnamon Raisin Bread Love three-cheese recipes? Try this triple cheese and pimentos mix on Cinnamon Raisin Bread Brunch. It’s a light entree without the meat and served with fruit, protein included. Years ago, pimento cheese used to be the easiest thing to find in a carton at the grocery store. Now, employees look at me with a blank look if I ask, “Where is the pimento cheese?” Obviously, they didn’t grow up with the commodity like I did and simply don’t have a clue what I’m talking about. But there’s a solution to this dilemma.Read More →

Cheese and Meatless Lunches & Snacks Want to save money on menu planning this spring and summer but prefer nutritious choices? As the days become warmer and the temperatures rise, light lunches seem more appetizing than heavier and meatier entrees. Start planning your summer recipes now. Try these summer cheese ideas for healthy snacks and small meals.Read More →

Corned Beef, Sauerkraut, and Rye Bread Is it the corned beef, rye bread, or sauerkraut that makes a Reuben sandwich Irish? If you research the history of the Reuben sandwich, you’ll learn that it originated in New York City when it was invented by German immigrant Arnold Reuben. Neither corned beef or sauerkraut (fermented cabbage) is a popular food in Ireland. You can, however, find organic rye bread there. Irish immigrants to America substituted corned beef for pork because it was less expensive. So if you’re planning a trip to Ireland and hope to enjoy the best Irish Reuben sandwiches everywhere, you should probably countRead More →

No Cooking NOTE: This post contains an affiliate link which means if you click on it and make a purchase, I make a commission. This doesn’t cost you anything additional. These commissions help to keep the rest of my content free, so thank you! Protein for Breakfast What is a food blogger to do when she gets up in the morning and the electricity goes off? Yes, that happened yesterday. That meant no cooking. First thought was that the lightbulb in the lamp beside me went out. I’ll fix that I thought, reaching over to turn another lamp on. I looked at the clock. ItRead More →

Today a sweet friend surprised me with an Irish dinner at my door! I’ve had vertigo for nearly two weeks, and she cooked enough for her family and me. The meal included corned beef, Irish potato, and carrots. She apologized for not bringing the cabbage, but it was still cooking at home. I was thrilled to be treated so kindly, cabbage or no cabbage. I love the Irish Reuben sandwich, but I actually had planned to make a chicken salad sandwich (the corned beef dinner has me craving the Reuben sandwich now). Having cooked a pot of garlic-seasoned chicken breasts ahead of time, I madeRead More →