FOOD FOR THOUGHTS

Recipes and pondering
February 8, 2021
Vegan Smoky Collard Greens

There are few things that this Yankee girl enjoys more than collard greens. These are the bomb. These have a little kick. My first experience with homemade collard greens was with my friend Chance, who showed me how she made them with a smoked turkey leg. I hope you are watching me from heaven. No […]

January 26, 2021
Napa Cabbage and Noodles, Vegan & Gluten Free

This all started when I ordered some Napa Cabbage from Wegmans and what they brought me was enough cabbage to feed an army. It weighed more than my dog and he is 10 lbs. What to do ? I really wanted to use glass noodles, they are made from sweet potato starch. No bueno, I […]

November 26, 2020
Why It's More Than Just Food

Welcome! Here you see a bowl of soup. But its the spoon that invites us in for a further taste. Food, we need it to survive, but we also can use it to thrive. Our very first connection to another human is through food. Food is in every part of our lives from celebrating a […]

November 9, 2020
Gluten Free Cranberry Orange Scones

We learn to adapt. It's the name of the game these days. In this very odd time in history, it's important to do things we remember we loved. These are the things that ground us and nourish us. when our world spins out of control.

June 15, 2021
Best ever Carolina Mustard BBQ Tempeh Sandwich Vegan and GF

Wow! It's June. It been a while since I actually posted a recipe. I was thinking back to when I first tasted Carolina Mustard BBQ. I was visiting friends in Lady's Island in South Carolina. I never got over it. Before I ever thought of making it I would go in to the Piggly Wiggly […]

April 12, 2021
Stuffed Artichokes, Hippie Food of the 60's. Gluten Free

Stuffed artichokes helped define the 60's for me. I was first introduced to stuffed artichokes as a very new teen, visiting my hippie cousin Rosie in Greenwich Village in NY. I remember passing by the clothing shop" Paraphernalia " when Go Go boots were all the rage and mini skirts were the thing to wear. […]

January 30, 2021
Shepard's Pie, The ultimate Snowstorm meal, your way.

Its is a whole entire 18 degrees out. BRRR. I think you know where I'm going with this. I don't know about you but I'm making Shepard's Pie. The first time I tasted this I was in Salisbury, England. Also referred to as Cottage Pie, I was swept away, as I have been from day […]

January 11, 2021
Quick Easy Black Bean Soup, Gluten Free and Vegan

I think any kind of weather is soup weather. When I used to work in a commercial kitchen, my work husband ( who was from El Salvador) used to make Black Bean Soup. He would use fresh black beans. There is nothing like it. This however is an abbreviated version. I used organic canned black […]

January 7, 2021
What to Keep in Your Gluten Free Pantry, Dry Storage.

It's always good to have some extra odd things on hand for when you don't feel like shopping, have a special meal in mind, or just want to get creative.

January 1, 2021
Turkish Beetroot Salad, Grounding Culinary Medicine for a New Year, Vegan and Gluten Free

I know I say this all the time, but REALLY this is one of my favorite recipes. I have been craving beets ever since this new reality of ours has surfaced. Every grocery order  that I do, I inadvertently forget the beets. Not this time, I really needed them. Here’e why. Last year, I  taught […]

December 30, 2020
Simple White Chili, Gluten Free, Winter Comfort Food

We will get through this Sometimes it takes comfort food. Stay warm and above all healthy. Here's to a HEALTHY 2021.

December 29, 2020
Welcome 2021, Something Special for YOU.

While this year has been difficult, there are still plenty of things to be grateful for and to look forward to. What's been going on behind the scenes here at Its More Than Just Food, is a lot of study in to healing foods and experimenting (as I always do ) on healthier alternative food […]

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