Prime Time!

Yes, I know what you’re thinking.  “She finally got funding for the TV show and its going to be on in prime time!”  Don’t I wish!

I’ve been trying to find a direct link to this article in the March issue of Vegetarian Times, but could only find the following.  If you don’t have the issue yourself, try downloading the article.  Cuuuuuuute!

“Prime Time for Veggies.”

Check it out!


Happy Very Belated New Year!

Yes, I realize it is very belated, and I’ve tried a number of times starting on New Years Eve, to say hi, but the spammers have been hard at work!

It seems they particularly like WordPress related websites and they blitz them with spam, over and over.  Thank heavens, my web hosting company is really on top of things and they close down access, but that also means I can’t get into my own website.

Can’t say that anything of tremendously redeeming value has been going on over the last few weeks, except for COLD and SNOW.  I keep saying I’d love to go home to NYC, except for the snow, but hey, now that we’ve got freezing temps and the second snowstorm in two weeks coming in this afternoon, I may have to change my reasoning.

In the meantime, I’m going to knit a nose warmer!  lol



Movin’ On Up!

Well, we’re movin’ on up……  to the East Side….   Ok, not, not to the East Side.  But, we’re movin’ on up…..  to a new year, and it really is amazing that its already so close.

Just wanted to drop you a line and tell you that I have two new recipes for you, still needing to be written up.  “Chicken” Bulgogi, and Tortilla/Taco Soup.  As much as I love creating new veg “meat” recipes, as well as veg recipes not containing any “meat,” getting the recipes written up is always the hardest part!

Re my previous post, yes, you can say I’m still suffering for my art.  Or let’s just say there’s a little “suffering” going on in general because I’m still looking for work in my “real” life and this isn’t the best time of the year to be looking.  But, I’m hopeful, and continuing to dream up new and yummy recipes to keep myself occupied!  I just have to write them up!  :)

Now, off to make one of my old favorites, perfect for this wintery weather, Lentil Vegetable Soup.  The best!

Give it a try…..  and enjoy!



They say you have to suffer for your art.  Well, ok.  Maybe a little.  It makes you appreciate it more.  But right now I am suffering, in general.

Things are tough all over, and as I work on keeping up an online presence and following up on potential underwriters and sponsors, I am looking for work in my “real” life.  That’s really where the suffering is right now.  Working on Pretty Veggie is a pleasure.  But not being able to find a job and being on the verge of running out of money is where the suffering is.

Last month I had writer’s block, and I still do.  It’s due to stress, of course.  Even the new recipes I’ve cooked up lately haven’t been written up, so don’t feel that I’ve been ignoring you.  I’m just trying to get my real life back on an even keel, and boy, oh, boy, its been tough.

Still workin’ on it, and hoping there’s a breakthrough very soon…..


Writer’s Block

This is writer’s block.    “                    ”

This is recipe writer’s block.   “                    ”

Noooooo………   lol

(Back soon, I hope!)



TV Time!

OMG, I can’t believe it’s September.  I wrote this blog post last week and when I save it it disappeared off into cyberspace.  Let’s see if I remember it.

Talk about TV time!  I had so much fun doing the newspaper article, and it was received very well both in the paper and online.  So much so that it resulted in a cooking segment on a local TV show.  Was I a little nervous?  Yes.  Was I excited?  Oh, yes!

Little did I know, though, that they had no one doing make-up.  I’ve been behind the scenes on many local TV productions and they always had a make-up artist for the “on air talent.”  So, why not for this TV show?  Well, no.  Nada.  Efes.  Shoom davar.  I came in in my regular make-up, saw there was no make-up artist, put on a bit more of what I had in my bag, and went on the air.

Shades of Casper the Ghost!  Ack!  White as a ghost, in front of all those lights.  Even funnier, there were four cameras packed into the tiny studio, and I never knew which one was on me.  Yeah, yeah, “Look at the one that has the red light on.”  Well, when there were four of them at four different levels crushed into a tiny studio…..   light?  Light?  WHERE?

Even so, what a learning experience, and what fun!  They ate ALL of the vegetarian Sausage & Peppers.  No, not out of politeness.  They devoured it!  I hope they invite me back to make something else.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to find the red light, and for sure, I’ll be buying and using my own “high def” make-up next time!

THIS is interesting, too.  Another newspaper asked me to “contribute” to their foodie section, but they want me to agree to give them ownership of anything I “contribute.”  Uhhhh….  no.  Sounds an awful lot like the paperwork Food Network sent me and I wouldn’t agree to that, either.  Hope we’ll be able to find another way to go, because I’d like to be in their paper.  If they want to PAY me to “contribute” NEW material, that’s a possibility, but I can’t just give them ownership of my work.

Stay tuned!