First off, I’m not advocating eating fast food all the time. It is best left as an occasional thing, but Taco Bell has tons of vegetarian and vegan options when you know what to order. It is also a really kid-friendly place and great for those days where you’ve just had it and don’t feel like making another meal at home for the kids. Here are my tips and info on what and how to order at Taco Bell.
This is the first in a series where I will give you steps, hints, and tips on moving to a vegetarian diet. Continue reading
For Austinites wanting to do the renaissance festival thing, our choices so far have been a long drive out to the Texas Renaissance Festival towards Houston in the Fall, or a long drive to the Scarborough Renaissance Festival up near Dallas in the late Spring. Well starting now (Spring of 2010), we have a new option in the Sherwood Forest Faire which is a mere 35 miles east of Austin, Texas on U.S. Highway 290. It opened for the first time this past weekend, and my family and I went yesterday on the festival’s second day of existance. This is my review – with an eye for the vegetarian aspect as well as the family fun. Continue reading
I had been contemplating buying a rice cooker for a while and researched many different units available. Here I’ll tell you what I ended up getting, how I’m using it, and why I love it.
One of my sons and I are sensitive to wheat, so we have tried to eat more wheat and gluten free foods. In our house, pasta is a staple so not having pasta available as an option quickly became a problem. We tried a number of different wheat free pastas and found that some are terrible and some do a very good job resembling pasta. To hopefully save you some trial and error yourself, I give you my findings after much “error”.
Well today was not a healthy food day, but we had fun. We spent the day at the Texas Renaissance Festival in Plantersville which is a 2.5 hour drive from Austin. The gluten-free went out the window for the day, and we enjoyed fried mushrooms, fried cheese sticks, macaroni and cheese, mini donuts (beignet in faire-speak), and even fried Snickers bars! Mmm, so good it is hard to resist.
I’m writing this post using the iPhone WordPress app which seems pretty good at first glance. I may do a future post about it once I’ve had some tome using it.