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Time Flies

Unbelievable how much time has passed since I started this post. The portion below has been sitting, unfinished, for a couple of months…..

Time flies…… when you’re working a full-time job, still trying to find a new place to live, and still making contacts re underwriting/sponsorship opportunities for the “upcoming veg TV show on PBS.”

So many wonderful companies and organizations are interested in sponsoring or “supporting” the show, but don’t have the budget. Others, who have a budget, want a Sizzle Reel (something like a movie promo).

(Back to the present.) Maybe we should have taped all of those supermarket appearances. They don’t call me the vegetarian Rachel Ray for nothin’!

Even funnier, yesterday someone tweeted to say my smile looks like Demi Lovado’s smile! That’s a first, and from what I can see…. a compliment.

(A couple of days later.) Time is flying, again. Couple of interesting things from over the weekend. I’ve been talking to King Arthur Flour about a “Two Ingredient” biscuit recipe they posted last week, and tried out using cream of coconut in place of the heavy cream in the recipe. (The other ingredient is self-rising flour.) Here’s the article and recipe,

The cream of coconut made the biscuits sweet and chewy, and really good as a base for strawberries and cream or other dessert. Next time I’m going to try canned coconut milk, such as the kind you’d use in Thai recipes, and see if it results in something more biscuit-y. Really want biscuits, but not made with dairy cream.

Also, PBS fan that I am, I was watching “Growing a Greener World,” (love that show!), and they did a segment on a beekeeping company called Crown Bees, If you’ve ever been interested in keeping your own bees, you have to check these guys out, and go with their gentle Morgan bees. They have a wonderful, easy, unusual and amazing system set up. Take a look!

Once I’m more settled, I’m going to try it! You know how badly we need to “up” the bee population!



We’ve all heard the saying, “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.”  Ok, I can understand that.  We’ve been asleep all night and we need to refuel the machine and kick it into gear.

But, I really don’t like to eat so early, and when I do, I don’t like cereal (too cold), or anything that takes too much puttering around.  At least, during the week, anyway.

I always fall back to some kind of bread or toast…..  and you know I’m a bread addict, so that can be a problem.  Even more than that, WHAT do you put on the bread or toast in the morning?  It makes me crazy.

Used to be I’d mostly have toast and cheese, or a bagel and cream cheese, or an egg and toast, but a quick, easy breakfast is a little tougher now.  Haven’t found any veg cheeses I like all that much, although I’m sure they’re out there, and I keep having either almond butter or peanut butter, which gets old after a while.

Well, the sun broke through the clouds the other day!  Someone mentioned making “tuna fish” out of garbanzo beans, and I tried it.  Not bad!  (A little minced onion, I used dried, and some veg mayo).  Yesterday I mashed up soft tofu with veg mayo and a little salt, and we had another sandwich filling or toast topping!

I can barely imagine all of the possible combinations!  Any suggestions out there?  Let me know!  :)




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…..