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Spring Menu: Fresh Food for Dining Outdoors

This tasty muffin-sized tart is one in a great collection of Healthy Vegetarian Recipes from Women

It’s patio season in Houston.  Well, actually, with the muggy weather that has returned to the city this week, it feels a little like patio season may soon be coming to a close.  But, for me, that’s inspiration to serve at least one more beautiful dinner on the deck.

I love setting a beautiful outdoor table, gathering my loved ones, and soaking in the sound of birds chirping away in the live oak canopy shading the yard.  Pablo and Diego (my silly team of canines) will run wild in the yard, greeting anyone who happens by the fence, while K and I enjoy a seasonal, brightly flavored meal. Read More

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Love your Veggies: Romantic Dinner for Two

This gorgeous - and simply delicious - soup from Bon Appetite starts a romantic Valentine's Day meal off right!

My dear husband ascribes to the camp that believes Valentine’s Day is a selling technique developed by greeting card companies and white-linen table cloth restaurants to drum up revenue.  Maybe he’s right, but I’m the kind of girl that hangs glittered hearts on the door and homemade wax ones in the window.  None the less, thanks to his amazing home cooking and creative visions, my beloved is sure to make everyday a special day.

Inspired by a beautiful and delicious five-spice beet soup he whipped up two years ago for Valentine’s Day (celebrated safely out of the grasp of commercialism and overpriced roses at home), I have put together a romantic, vegetarian menu for two sure to make your sweetheart swoon.  Even better, it’s quick to make so you’ll have time to devote to that special someone.   Read More

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Jamaican Stew – Vegan Style

I’m so excited to share with you the first ever reader submission to T-Bones and Tofu.  I am posting this recipe as submitted with a big dose of gratitude to my friend – and reader – Jonathan Lee.  Jon sent me a text on one of our cold, wet Houston days a couple of weeks ago to share that he had made a big pot of Jamaican stew via a vegetarian adaptation of a family recipe.  The best part?  Jon’s not even vegetarian.  (But his brother is, so the part where we cook for those we love rings clear here.)  Read More

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Eat it now: Mushrooms for Healthy Eating

This mixed mushroom soup from 101 Cookbooks is sure to warm a winter night - and is a healthy choice.

Mushrooms hold a special place in my diet and in my food curiosity.  I’m sure, on occasion, you too have pondered how certain plants came into the diet of mankind.  Mushrooms pose a particular curiosity for me, as so many are toxic.  I imagine it must have taken just a few particularly delicious edible varieties to spur our predecessors into prizing the food and, ultimately, commercially farming the fungus for consumption.  The acclaimed royalty-only food of the ancient Egyptians is an excellent, low-cal, low-fat substitute for meat in many styles of dishes.

And, I don’t know about you, but it’s that time of year for me.  While I try to set new goals year-round, something is always special about the start of a calendar year.  I guess I think of it as a time for renewal – which, for me, seems to always be a great opportunity to reevaluate what I’ve been putting on my plate.  A few healthy mushroom-centric meals make sense right now, especially as the vitamin-D-packed fungus is available from at least two local growers virtually year-round in southeast Texas. Read More