Thursday, October 31, 2013


Simmer, partially covered, for about 20 minutes
3 cups dry split peas
8 cups water
1 bay leaf
1 tsp salt
1 tsp dry mustard

Add and continue to simmer, partially covered, for 1 hour
2 cups minced onion
5 cloves garlic crushed
3 stalks celery, minced
2 medium carrots sliced or diced
1small potato sliced
Large bunch greens of any kind (turnip, mustard, kale, chard) finely chopped
More water as needed

Add lots of black pepper and 4 tbls red wine vinegar

Continue to simmer until ingredients are soft and blended together.  Use processor or blender if puree is desired.

Saturday, October 19, 2013


35 Participants gathered for a "crash course" in Plant-Based Eating sponsored by Lewes Presbyterian Church on Saturday Oct. 19.  After an introduction to the health benefits of Plant-Based Eating, we viewed the film FORKS OVER KNIVES and savored a variety of Plant-Based dishes.  You can find 4 of the recipes from the day in the Archives of this blog on the following dates:      SWEET & SOUR SAUCE - 7/15/13
     NAPA SUMMER SLAW - 6/25/12
     BAKED BEANS - 7/3/12

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Nothing spices up a meal like fresh homemade Harvard Beets.  Here's an easy recipe revised from Joy of Cooking.

1 lb or so boiled & peeled fresh beets, sliced or chopped, set aside
Stir in a saucepan 1/2 cup cider vinegar, 1/4 cup sugar, 2 cloves, 1 tbls cornstarch, until thickened and clear
Add and heat beets.

We served the spicey beets with baked sweet potato and green bean salad. 

Beets, potatoes and green beans fresh from Historic Lewes Farmers Market.  It doesn't get better than that!

Monday, October 14, 2013


The Brits know how to dress up a potato!  They call it a JACKET POTATO--a baked potato served with 2 toppings.  Our favorites were fat free baked beans and mushrooms served on a steaming baked potato with a salad on the side--PLANT BASED, OIL FREE, DELICIOUS AND SATISFYING!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Henry VIII's Belly

One of many kitchens in Hampton Court.

Henry VIII was No Plant Based eater!  In fact his doctors ordered him to eat meat only because it would build up his strength!  NO VEGETABLES in later life.  No wonder that infamous girth was 52  inches at the time of his death before age 60!  That was not a WHEAT BELLY that did him in, it was a MEAT BELLY!