Like peas and carrots

Valentine’s Weekend is well under way, and in between all the smooching and jazz records and chocolate surprises (more on those later, stay tuned!), I needed to take this opportunity to be self-indulgent and honor one of the greatest loves of my life.

Yup, it’s my cupcakes-for-brains kitty, Pierogi!

When I first met this little guy, he was only a week or two old and could fit into one hand. We were both kind of lost souls and kindred spirits that took to each other, and I do believe we came into each others lives at just the right time. I can’t imagine coming home to an empty house now, and the absolute unconditional love we get from companion animals does so much to lift out spirits and fill our hearts. We could learn, and continue to learn so much from them.

So, in honor of you P-man… Thanks for being my cuddle buddy no matter what.

I also got this adorable, absolutely perfect valentine for him, which is going in a frame. I found this gorgeous paper perfection on Etsy from seller The Rasilisk. DOES IT GET ANY BETTER THAN THIS?

If you have stories or pictures of your favorite animal buddies, please post them or email them to me at “The purity of a person’s heart can be quickly measured by how they regard animals.”



Love, Pierogi

Welcome mat

I’m so happy you’re here!

If you’ve ever asked yourself, “How the heck do I cook dried beans? Do mustard greens really taste like mustard? Can I turn tofu into something even my meat-eating friends will enjoy?” the short answers are 1) It just takes a little planning 2) YES and they will blow your mind! 3) they will sing tofu’s praises and lower their cholesterol in one fell swoop.

I’m just getting started, so please stay tuned for cooking videos, product reviews and helpful tips.

Me and my partner in crime, Pierogi, can’t wait to get going, and we’re so thrilled you’re joining us. See you soon!