5 Years, 2 Kids & 2 Woke Recipes for 2017…

12 Jan

Hello 2017! Say what? I know, I know you haven’t heard from VegGina in 5 years

But, I’ve been busy making a crazy career move plus two babies and pureeing THEIR veggies.


Check out that face, veggie puree all the way!

Sure, there have been many veggie victories along the way; many freezer and crock-pot related (due to 40,000 miles of business travel in 2016) –


Pork & Broccoli Rabe Crock Pot Style

and some well veggie missteps along the way… (WHAT?!! I was all alone in CHICAGO).



Yes, Beer AND Ice Cream!

Nothing homewrecker level but perhaps a few walk of shames filled with cookie crumbs and tears of regret.



This actually happened in my HOME, multiple times, in front of the kids, the horror!

Since I have made it past the days of puree and onto solid food with both of my gremlins  – I thought it time to revive the VeggieNation blog and least to share what is cooking in my kitchen and what veggies I dig up on the road.

Staying in style in the kitchen and on the road it tough work — so I bring you two woke recipes that are trending all over social media and my family gobbled up like a pack of rabid raccoons. First, the Buddha Bowl and second Cauliflower “Fried” Rice.

I call my rendition the Oops! Buddha Bowl because it was supposed to be an orgy of ancient grains, veggies of varying colors and textures and plant based protein. My friend rare red meat showed up and f’ed with Buddha a bit –   #leftoversarecheaters.


Oops! Buddha Bowl (Sorry, Vegetarians & Vageatarians )


I later learned the error of my ways and that there are a thousand ways to slice a Buddha. It was so personal I didn’t even take pictures — raw, plant based, exotic… Oh, Buddha (pull yourself together VegGina).

My friends at Active Vegetarian have this helpful little chart, loads of pictures and an amazing blog post all about it… Check it out and get woke!


Check out the how to post at Active Vegetarian 

Recipe 2 came through a Facebook friend who successfully gave a cauliflower a good rub and tug and transformed it into fried rice. She cites her success from learning from the pros at Skinny Taste . I think they over thought the recipe – but I shower in 2 minutes – so what do I know.


Here are the Taste of VegGina  easy steps:

1) Wash cauliflower.

2)Get a sharp-ass knife, wave it around like a ninja just to ensure your family knows you are cooking up something serious.

3) Chop the HELL out of it  (just the white part) till it is riced up!

4) Heat sesame oil in a pan, add a little garlic, pour a little out on the counter to pay respect to the paseanos that have passed and cook till tender.

5) Add frozen peas and carrot cubes and a few splashes of Teriyaki to taste.

6) Yell, Hiya, dinner is served!

Hot Tip 107: Add shrimp – so you don’t have to grill another protein!


Did you miss me? Answer correctly…

Well that’s it! You got a VegGina update, learned a dope new term – “woke” and got two recipes out of me. Now open wide…


Until, next time my Veggie-loving friends!

Peace & Veg –

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