Gwyneth Paltrow grows jalapeño peppers at her beach house. I buy mine at the supermarket. See how similar we are?

One thing she does have on me is that she’s nailed the recipe for pickled jalapeños in her It’s All Good Cookbook. I make several batches of these each year and they never go to waste. They’re perfect with scrambled tofu, on top of soups/salads, or tucked in tacos. I usually aim to give as gifts over the holidays, but often run out of time and so the jars end up being mine-all-mine.  Continue reading “PICKLED JALAPENOS”



I’ve heard both sides of the coin when it comes to eating things that share similarities with meat – especially when it comes down to texture. My take on it is this: texture is texture! Why should meat be the only thing that gets to deliver a good chew? When I eat tofu, or veggie products like burgers or hot dogs, I’m not doing so because I miss meat, or haven’t been able to “reconcile my choice” (I recently overheard someone delivering this diagnosis about people like me). I eat it because it’s vegan, convenient, tasty and fun (I’m a gal who likes to load up a veggie street dog like it’s her job). Continue reading “SOY JERKY”