The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. -Proverbs 1:7

Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost you all you have, get understanding.-Proverbs 4:7

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Changing Seasons

It was cold today. Cold is so subjective. In January, we'd say a day like today was warm. But today, it was cold.

It was a soup day.

I've committed to investigating the 400 recipes in this cookbook. I used to collect cookbooks, but I'm not much of a follower of recipes. I generally just cobble stuff together from experience. At any rate, I gave most of my cookbooks to my brother. Except for my vegan/vegetarian books.

In the name of variety and nutrition, I need a little inspiration from time to time. Because most of my cooking experience is more mainstream. Of course, I can do a relatively o.k. job of throwing something vegan together, but it's nice to have ideas. ( the name of nutrition. But then...How come nobody mentions nutrition to people who eat the typical meat/potatoes diet? That's not all that great for you. I guess that's another discussion.)

Back to the's one of the best options for those of us who aspire to eat more vegan, but still have a lot to learn and limited time to pull meals together. Everything I've made from it has been good.

Tonight was a black bean and butternut squash chili loosely based on the recipe from page 316. (Sorry for the blurry was lacking good light.)

Not vegan, but a mainstay in this house...dessert. I've found having a teenaged girl in the house means we always have cake or something sweet around. Tonight she made peppermint brownies. Think "brownie and York Peppermint Pattie lasagna".