Fall Colors in San Antonio

Blueberry Bush in Fall Colors

Our two blueberry bushes have changed from green leaves to deep burgundy-colored leaves over the past few weeks – just in time for Christmas! Who said we don’t have seasonal colors in the South? Merry Christmas!


December 24, 2017 at 4:08 am 2 comments

Butternut Squash and Lentils

Yesterday I cooked butternut squash with lentils, chopped onion, and fresh greens from our garden, seasoned with curry, turmeric, and ginger. There was enough to have as our main entrée for supper last night and again tonight. We had different side veggies each time, tonight’s being fresh organic beets, cauliflower, asparagus, and organic greens. For our salad, Carol fixed romaine lettuce, sweet bell pepper, sliced cucumber and radish, and avocado slices. It was delicious.


October 4, 2017 at 8:40 pm Leave a comment

Good Veggie Mix

We had freshly shelled blackeye peas directly from our garden again last night. This time I decided to cook them with sliced organic carrots, diced organic new white potatoes, and chopped onion. Adding a couple shakes of oregano and marjoram, I boiled them gently in low sodium veggie broth for 15 minutes. This combination was our main entrée, and it was great. In addition, we had some fresh collard greens from our box garden, broccoli, and asparagus – all good. Carol fixed a great garden salad, and we had watermelon for dessert. Altogether, it was another good plant-based meal.

October 3, 2017 at 2:38 am 2 comments

Baked Sweet Potato, Corn-on-the-Cob, Organic Beets, Organic Kale (home-grown), Organic Leeks, and More!

In the picture you see baked sweet potato with ground cinnamon, the other great veggies noted in the title, plus asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, and the garden salad on the side. We also each had a small bowl of sweet grapes. Altogether, it was a tasty, satisfying supper. Notice that all these foods are low calorie foods. I eat large servings of them, and they are always filling and satisfying, but never give me any heartburn or any other side effects. I never have to count calories and I never gain an extra ounce of weight. I’m very grateful for all the many benefits of this style of eating.

October 2, 2017 at 8:21 pm Leave a comment

Variety Veggie Plate

This evening we had some favorite veggies in a fresh format that I’m calling our Variety Veggie Plate. On the front of the plate you can see kale and broccoli, both in deep green that is so nutritionally rich. The kale is cooked with some chopped onion and raisins that give it a nice taste. Above the broccoli you can see good-looking brussels sprouts with a few asparagus spears beside them. In the large quadrant between the brussels sprouts and the kale are a variety of familiar veggies, including cubed carrots, cubed zucchini, cubed onion, and chickpeas. This group was all tossed with a little olive oil and sweet basil, and then spread out on a baking sheet to be baked at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. What a tasty combination that turned out to be! Off to the side you can see our usual salad plate filled with organic baby spinach leaves, cut-up tomato & sweet bell pepper, and cucumber, celery, and red radish slices, all covered with a generous sprinkling of nutritional yeast that adds B vitamins and yummy flavor. Above the main plate you can see part of a small bowl of sweet green grapes for dessert. It was a delicious dinner!


September 29, 2017 at 8:31 pm 2 comments

Baked Potato, Corn-on-the Cob, & More

Tonight we had baked potato, fresh corn-on-the-cob, quartered beets, beet greens, carrot chunks, brussels sprouts, leek, and asparagus spears on our supper plate. I had salsa on my baked potato, a combination with pizzazz that I really like. Our salad plates had baby spinach leaves with sliced white button mushrooms, sliced red radish, sliced celery, sliced cucumber, and grape tomatoes. Most of the veggies on both plates were organic. We enjoyed freshly cut watermelon for dessert. Another colorful and delicious dinner!

September 28, 2017 at 8:09 pm 2 comments

Home-grown Blackeye Peas Supper Dish

Here’s the picture of our Blackeye peas supper dish described in the last blog.

September 27, 2017 at 9:04 pm 1 comment

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