FOOD FOR THOUGHTS

Recipes and pondering
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 […]

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 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 […]

December 23, 2020
Guide to 10 Must Have Medicinal Dry Spices for Your Winter Pantry

These are my 10 go to spices for the winter season. I don't want to hurt any spices feelings, after all there is SO much to choose from. This is just a short list, a lot of herbs are still available fresh, but these are the ones I keep on hand. Where do we start? […]

November 18, 2020
Stuffed Acorn Squash with Quinoa, Gluten Free

I love winter squashes. And especially acorn squash. I bought these mini squashes but had no idea what I'd do with them. This was a pleasant surprise as I made these sweet and savory. I had no idea how this would work, but how can you go wrong with these ingredients? To begin with I […]

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