Soubise Sauce

Soubise Sauce

“Personally, I don’t think pure vegetarianism is a healthy lifestyle. I’ve often wondered to myself: Does a vegetarian look forward to dinner, ever?” – Julia Child

Julia Child never understood Vegans or Vegetarians and she made no bones about it.

I would watch her show often on PBS and never thought a French food diet would be for me.  She only cooked meat based dishes and made it a point to show her disdain for vegetarians and vegans.

Whenever I watched Julia Child on PBS, I often though I could cook like her.  She was talented in many aspects of cooking, but, she had one monumental gift.

She made it seem like cooking French food was like talking a walk around the Seine!

Fun, glamorous and romantic!

My French cooking attempts, inevitably, ended in ruins.

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Vegetarian Sushi

Vegetarian Sushi

What phase are you going through in your life right now?

I read somewhere that women are always going through a phase of some sort in life.  The most common phase that women go through is a cleaning phase in their life.

My cleaning phase started a few months ago and it hasn’t really stopped. Makes me wonder how long cleaning phases really last.

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Cheesy Garlic Bread Recipe

Cheesy Garlic Bread

It is no secret that I am a HUGE television buff!

When I am home, there is always some TV Show running in the background.  Even when I am creating recipes like this cheesy garlic bread recipe, I have some TV show playing in the background.

I have Netflix, Amazon Prime, Crackle and many other services, yet, some days it feels like I have NOTHING to watch.

Yes, I know. First world problems….

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Miso-Glazed Japanese Eggplant

Miso-glazed Eggplant
There is no egg in eggplant!

So, why is it called eggplant?  According to Wikipedia, early European cultivators had yellow or white eggplants and resembled goose eggs.  That is why they were named eggplants.

I love eating eggplants but I don’t like preparing them.  They are not very easy to work with and they tend to brown easily.

The Japanese eggplant, on the other hand, is very easy to work with and has a lot more denser texture than other eggplants.  This eggplant also lasts longer than other eggplant varieties.

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