Reviewed Recipe: Instant Pot Apple Spice Steel Cut Oats for 2

Reviewed Recipe: Instant Pot Apple Spice Steel Cut Oats for 2

Just after the New Year, I was having a Facebook conversation with a good friend or mine, a friend whose advocacy for non human animals is from the heart. One of the great things Sheila Ann does, is to take the time to investigate plant food recipes, to try them out and to let us know what some of her favorites are.  She also gives us the skinny on innovative kitchen appliances and packaged foods which can make …

Plant Based Bean Chili: Grand-kid Approved

Plant Based Bean Chili: Grand-kid Approved

Once every two weeks I  visit my daughter to give her a hand with after school activities, supper and bedtime. Time can be of the essence in a family when both parents are working, so I like to take the supper with me. Even though my daughter says that I don’t always have to bring something that both kids like, I kinda like to, seeing as I am their Grammie and all.

So, before one of these special visits, I planned …

Reviewed Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Goddess Smoothie

Reviewed Recipe: Chocolate Avocado Goddess Smoothie

Well, it is a New Year and and new day and the second time in 2017 that I am sitting down as Vegan Annie (formerly Vegan Grammie Annie) to write an article for my little website about AR activism and all things vegan. It has been three years since this little idea of mine became a fledgling, “do it yourself” blog and then, with help from a web designer, a full fledged, albeit humble, website with tabs and drop down …

Compassionate Consumption: Cherry Tomato and Chickpea Stir-fry

Compassionate Consumption: Cherry Tomato and Chickpea Stir-fry

With summer on the wane and fall around the corner, thoughts turn to hearty rib sticking foods that remind us of northern winter days when the snow swirls and the crisp cold air leaves its mark on the rosy cheeks of children and adults alike. But before we get to the time when we must buy all of our fruits and veggies in the cold, over wrapped packages and industrialized aisles of the supermarket, we have an opportunity to gather …

Sweet Potato rice – Plant Based and Vegan Goodness

Sweet Potato rice – Plant Based and Vegan Goodness

I am a fair to middling cook/baker and have been known on occasion to experiment, depending on what is in my cupboard and fridge at the time. When I feel like cooking, I usually make three of four dishes at a time so that I can enjoy the convenience of having on hand what my daughter lovingly used to refer to as “leftunders”.  This is especially true at holiday and special occasion time when I am putting together menus and …

Plant Based Baked Apples and Other Goodies

Plant Based Baked Apples and Other Goodies

There is a certain member of my family who love sweets and perhaps thinks that they are the most important part of the evening meal…just sayin’, not accusing. Now I am happy to take some responsibility for this situation even though I did not raise this individual – he came into my life that way! LOL!

I have always had an interest in baking and cooking. I remember when I was a girl of thirteen making bread and cinnamon rolls every …