Archives for September 2015

Quick and Easy Sweet and Sour Stir Fry

Way back in the early 80s, sweet and sour chicken was the in thing. The really sweet kind filled with pineapples and the bright red maraschino cherries. Some dayglo orange sauce. I remember my grandmother making dinner for my mom and me one night, and it was a big deal to have homemade sweet and […]

Roasted Broccoli Salad with Tahini Dressing

One of the biggest issues that I hear is thinking that “diet food” is boring. Veggies in particular get fingers pointed at them for being unbearable. I used to choke down baked (!) chicken breasts and steamed broccoli, and made faces the entire time too. Word to the wise: Never eat baked chicken breasts. They […]

Homemade “Beef” Seitan

One of the first things I’ve noticed as we cut back on meat is that the grocery bill has taken a nice drop. Chicken and beef aren’t that expensive and I usually stocked up during sales and shopped for the best deal. When you compare cheaper meat to a vegan lifestyle, there’s apparently a pretty […]

Spiced Fried Chickpeas

You never know who is watching and learning, even if you think they aren’t. It’s not often that I do very personal posts, but this is one of those times that calls for it. As my accidental fitness quest has continued over the years, it’s morphed and changed gradually into what it is today. I’ve […]

Tortilla Soup

The vegetarian/vegan experiment is in full swing in the Quest Kitchen this week. Being a meat eater, it’s still a work in progress as I figure this whole thing out. The vegan day was the roughest by far. Not from an “I miss meat” standpoint, that was a breeze. It was trying to eat enough […]