Sunday, November 30, 2008


On December 31, 2008 this blog will be deleted.  Lots of reasons contributed to this decision.  So, if there is anything you want off of this blog, get it before the New Year arrives.

I will be using my primary blog for all of my posting. Next year, I hope to see you at

Sunday, November 23, 2008


No I don't have any recipes to post. Honestly I probably wont' have any new ones for several weeks.  Once I'm on vacation, in December, I'll try some new recipes and get them posted.

In the meantime I just have to post this.  This is disturbing on so many levels.  I don't even know what Palin was blabbering about as I was in shock at the scene behind her.  Is she that clueless?  This video was taken after she "pardoned" a turkey.  It makes you just want to shake her.

So glad I'm a vegan!

So, be warned.  For me this was quite disturbing.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Artichoke and Kidney Bean Paella

Here's a keeper, for sure.  This was so easy and is very tasty.  I have never used Artichoke hearts for anything, so I wasn't sure about how they would taste.  They work very well in this recipe.  Just make sure you get the can, not the marinated ones that come in a jar.

Give this a try, it's really quite good.

Almost done cooking.  Sorry about the yellow tint.  It's because of the over the stove light.

Here it is ready to eat. Very, very tasty

Artichoke and Kidney Bean Paella
from: Karen Sonnessa

Serving Size: 4

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion -- chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic -- finely chopped
  • 1 cup brown rice -- uncooked
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt -- or more to taste
  • 16 ounces red kidney beans -- cooked
  • 6 artichoke hearts -- quartered (1 can)
  • Tabasco sauce -- to taste
Cook rice.

Heat oil in large skillet and cook onion and garlic until crisp/tender, about 4 minutes.

Stir in remaining ingredients, and heat 5-10 minutes, until peas are tender.