Archive for December 31, 2011

Midnight at the Oasis…..

Midnight at the oasis…  send your camel to bed…  End of 2011 and I’m channeling Maria Muldaur?  A couple of weeks ago I was channeling my father.  Who will be next?  lol

No camels here, tonight, and midnight is a few hours away.  I looked over my previous post where I promised to come back before the end of the year, and as you can imagine, thoughts are still running high.  A bit more contemplative today, though, than a couple of days ago, with a brand new year about to begin.

Still thinking about friends, health, the PBS show, and FOOD….. and wishing everyone health , happiness, love, great food, and kindness to your fellow human beings and animals.  It is said that we have “dominion” over animals, so please take care of them, protect them, and be kind……

All the best in 2012!

“Pretty Veggie” Mindy


It’s the Time…. of the Season….

It’s the time… of the season…. when thoughts run high…..

Thinking about friends, health, a possible vegetarian cooking show on PBS….  more thinking.  Will report back!  lol

Dec. 29- Wrote the above a few days ago and thoughts are still running high.  Friends who have been around for a long time, more recent friends (and those special friends who mean so much), friends who live in other places around the world who I’d like to be able to see more easily, friends who are now gone.

This crazy health related issue, B12 deficiency? Iron? Both? Neither?  Hope they figure out what I’m short on from the SEVEN vials of blood they took yesterday.  I’m am definitely going to be the “frontman” re taking the appropriate supplements for vegetarians who might need them.  No one told me but I’m sure going to tell everyone else!  I’m also going to cook more actual meals, rather than “grazing.”  Yeah, its more fun, but girl, ya gotta eat real food!

And, a vegetarian cooking show on PBS!  What an amazing opportunity.  I’ve loved PBS since I was a child and have volunteered at my local station for about 10 years now.  PBS has had a tough time with federal and state funds being cut over and over again, and having to do business mainly on pledges from viewers, so I understand the need to find underwriters for my show.  Its a large amount of money, but it’ll get done. 

Calling all food/veg/health/cooking related underwriters!

The time is right for a fun, unique and informative vegetarian cooking show on television, and I’m so excited….  I just can’t hide it!  (Goofy, I know.)

There will be closing thoughts before the year runs out….  so I’ll be back in the next couple of days!

 “Pretty Veggie” Mindy


It’s Not Easy Being Green

It’s not easy being green.  I know its been said before, but Kermit aside, as much as I believe in being a vegetarian it can be tough. 

Nope, I haven’t slipped back over to the the carnivorous side, never would, but its SO easy to just slap a piece of cheese or veggie “meat” on a piece of bread (or two) and call that a meal.  Its SO easy to get lazy when you’re not cooking for other people on a regular basis!

I fell back into that habit a few weeks ago.  It was helped along by this maddening B12 deficit, which made me REALLY not want to cook.  (It made me really not want to get off the couch, but at least I figured out that a huge lack of B12 was the problem.)  So, I had a little talk with myself and decided I had to do better.

“Yo, listen, Self, this is not good! What’re we gonna do about it?”

What “we” did is dropped bread and cheese off of the menu, at least for a while, got my fridge full of fruits and veggies, and yogurt and tofu…..  and tofu noodles, and have temporarily stopped making “my” recipes.  That’s right.  “My” recipes always include rice or noodles or pasta of some kind, so I’m taking a breather from the carbs.

Do I hear any input from people more experienced than I?  Input is VERY welcome.

In the meantime, I’m pondering this question, “What kind of nice, veggie soup should I make for dinner?”  lol