Green Chili Quinoa Casserole

I enjoy cooking, most of the time.  I usually don’t follow recipes-or improvise when I do to adjust for what I have on hand or personal preferences.  My family likes food with flavor-Mexican, Italian, Greek, etc.  Sometimes I made 2 versions of a dish-one with meat and 1 without.  If I make just 1 vegetarian…

Belching Beaver Tavern & Grill

The Belching Beaver Tavern   Any San Diego beer enthusiast knows that North County is known for its great breweries. So much so, Highway 78 is known as hop highway.   Many of these great breweries can be found in Vista.  My favorite is The Belching Beaver.  It is about 5 minutes from my house,…

Swami’s

When I first moved to the North County, I explored all the local beaches and fell in love with Encinitas.  I love the independent shops and restaurants along Highway 101.  I was intrigued by The Self-Realization Fellowship  and the beautiful meditation gardens.  I enjoy walking through the gardens and reflecting on the beauty mother nature…

How and why I became a vegetarian

Chickens living in overcrowded conditions (photo PETA) In 2009, I was working as a substitute teacher and therefore had the summer off.  I was fairly new to the North County San Diego area and hadn’t met any friends.  My family and I lived about 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean, so my kids (ages 12 and 10…