Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fun in the Kitchen...

       I have been a vegetarian for almost four months now, although due to time constraints and just pure laziness I have often settled for boxed and pre-packaged meals. My ultimate goal is to eat completely organic and as close to the earth as possible, and do away completely with preservative laden foods. I have set a goal for myself to prepare two new vegetarian recipes a week and give a review of the recipe to determine if it deserves a place in the All-Mighty recipe book.
     I had loads of fun today first of all I prepared and drank a green shake this morning...made with fresh spinach, yogurt, canned crushed pineapple, fresh blueberries, and some vanilla whey protein...it was quite yummy!

    For lunch I prepared a deliciously appetizing  spinach avocado salad...and a nice glass of red zinfandel...

    Tonight I prepared a scrumptious dish.... Black Bean and Toasted Corn Soft Tacos... and I must say that this delight to the taste buds will most certainly hold a place in the All-Mighty recipe book. In my future preparations I will be sharing recipe specifics with you all. With step by step pics and the finished dish.

    I cannot forget the beautiful dessert that my lovely daughter prepared....Oh how fantastic it turned out! I had such a fun day preparing meals from scratch. I forgot how much I truly enjoy being in the kitchen...I think the cooking fairy has sprinkled some of her creativity dust on me...I am feeling a bit excited and anxious to try more new recipes:-)

~One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating.~
Luciano Pavarotti and William Wright

Jennifer Renee


  1. watch those pre-packed meals from Indian manufacturers. They are safe to eat but I ate those for one week non-stop and at the end of the week I could eat no more of those. Maybe its the preservatives in them.

  2. Hi! I commend you on your vegetarianism; so far I've only been able to give up red meat and pork, and have a lot of respect for folks who go cold turkey (pardon the expression).

    Anyway, as you hunt for vegetarian recipes, I recommend reading this blog: http://www.sabjimatablog.com/

    She posts awesome egg-free vegetarian recipes (her palak paneer recipe is awesome) that are easy to follow and easy to make. Also, I've got a copy of Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian, which is an excellent collection of delicious global vegetarian recipes, also easy to make.

    Good luck, and happy eating!

  3. Thank you for the recommendations...I will most certainly check those out!

  4. Looks delicious!!!

  5. Oh my, that food looks amazingly yummy!!

    I have the same goal, I'm making a lot of gradual changes in my diet and eventually would like to stick with nothing but organic, healthy foods. I've been eating a lot of locally grown veggies, whole grain rice and pastas. And while I do still eat meat, I don't eat it as much... and I try to only buy the organic, free range chicken and beef.

    I am feeling inspired to find some new recipes and cook, now :)