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New Year – 2019

New Year – 2019

Here we are being thrown into another new year with most people doing the “Best of 2018” and their “New Year – New You” posts and ideas.  Here I am just thankful I made it to the end of 2018 not dealing with chronic depression the entire year. Here I am thankful that I have a loving supporting husband who walked with me each step of that journey.  This next year will bring new changes into my life that I am…

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Gardener’s Pie (a.k.a. Shepherd’s Pie)

Gardener’s Pie (a.k.a. Shepherd’s Pie)

We have spent the last 10 days in England visiting family and during our stay we did not have one Shepherd’s Pie. So for our first relatively unjetlagged night home I cooked us a vegan Shepherd’s Pie that the family dubbed Gardener’s Pie instead.  The vegetable ingredients.  It was very delicious and I didn’t use Worcestershire sauce (it has anchovies in it) so I had to improvise with a bit of soy sauce, liquid aminos, and liquid smoke. This method…

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Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup

Hello Winter and the dark days you bring. Thankfully during the winter months eating soup every day for two out of three meals is acceptable. Today I was craving tomato soup, but there was none to be found in my cupboard (this is often the case in this house). This soup grew into a recipe as I discovered what I had on hand in my kitchen. I found some fresh tomatoes on the counter that needed eating, some onion already…

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Crock Pot New Mexican Pork

Crock Pot New Mexican Pork

I love food that warms the belly and soul. This is a New Mexican dish that is soul-warming, tasty, and feels like your stomach just gave you a hug! The sauce is fiery, red, and has just the right amount of spice to tinkle your tongue.    It started all because I saw this amazing recipe in a magazine of Cook’s Illustrated. They have a Braised Carne Adovada recipe in their recent magazine and I HAD to make it. I spent…

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Vegan Hearty Vegetable Stew

Vegan Hearty Vegetable Stew

…..it is winter and that means stew. Yes, yes, yes I realize there will be THOUSANDS of stew recipes on the internet this season to had to the millions that already exist. I have narrowed it by a bit since I made this stew vegan. Let’s see what happens. Do you love vegetables? I do. Don’t forget Parsley! Or the homemade bread! Of course, add some Gardein Beefless Beef Tips! Keek’s Kitchen Hearty Vegetable Stew about 8 servings Ingredients: 1…

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