Category: Food

Banana Bread

I love to cook. My family loves to eat what I cook. I have a tendency to “improve recipes as I go. I often make notes on cookbook pages to document my changes as you can see in the photo.…

Posole! Ole!

I am a huge fan of posole. A Mexican stew made with hominy, chilis and pork.  It is spicy and hearty and wonderful. The best posole I have ever eaten is found in Santa Fe, New Mexico at a little…

Modifying Family Favorites

One of the obstacles facing a family changing their diet to vegetarian is the loss of favorite meals. As we changed our diet, I considered at the favorite recipes and looked for ways to modify them to be vegetarian. I…

Vegan Ravioli

Here is one of the challenges I have been facing our vegetarian diet. My husband love ravioli. He is also lactose intolerant. The challenge has been to find a no cheese ravioli. You can easily find ravioli filled with meat…

Veggie Fried Rice

I had the most delicious vegetarian fried rice at a little place call Sunflower Vegetarian in Vienna, VA (http://www.crystalsunflower.com/Vienna/index_normal.htm) It gave me such a taste for vegetarian fried rice that I started searching recipes. Trust me, there are lots. I…

Pizza Potatoes

Let’s face it, the potato is a practically perfect food. It is abundant, inexpensive and a fantastic base for all kinds of other foods. I found this recipe for Pizza Potatoes on the Whole Foods site.  I have made it…

The vegetarian recipes experiment

I have been trying out a number of vegetarian recipes from a number of sources. My favorite sources so far are the Whole Foods Market recipes (http://www.wholefoodsmarket.com/recipes/) and Vegan YumYum (http://veganyumyum.com/). I am trying to avoid a heavy reliance on…

My Journey to vegetarian

First, this is NOT about cyber warfare and contrary to popular belief the Selil website has never been about just what we do at work. This website is our endeavor to share with others our life. I am currently transitioning…