Organic Cooking
     I now eat primarily locally grown organic foods in order to preserve the environment and my own health.  If you are interested in following a similar path toward natural living, please feel free to send me an e-mail and I'll do my best to help you find organic farms in your local area.  I volunteer at Angel Valley Organic Farm in Jonestown, Texas, and there is another local organic farm I also visit in Austin, Texas, called Boggy Creek Farm.  Here is one place to get started looking for organic farms in your area.  Buying from local farms means fresh great tasting food that hasn't polluted the environment by being driven cross country, and buying organic means there were no pesticides used to grow the food.  Pesticides kill hundreds of thousands of birds and other beautiful creatures (like dragonfly larva) every year.
     If you have organic vegetarian recipes you'd like to share, please send me an e-mail and I'll add it to this page to share with others.  Enjoy!

Example dinner 1:
Put a little organic olive oil in a skillet and turn on high heat.
Add some of the following (whatever's in season):
organic onion
organic garlic
organic squash (various colors and varieties)
organic tomato
organic fava beans
organic bok choy
Add above to cooked organic rice or noodles
which I buy from Whole Foods (bulk section)

Example Dinner 2 (I used to eat a lot of bean burritos, but this is my new favorite):
1 can organic pinto beans
3 organic tomatoes
1 organic white onion
1 tbsp olive oil
chili powder (optional)
flour tortillas
Put olive oil in skillet and add onions.
Cut up tomatoes and drain beans while waiting for onions to cook a little (about 2 minutes).
Add tomatoes and beans to skillet and sprinkle on seasoning of choice (optional).
Put tortillas in microwave or stove to warm.
Combine as desired!

Example Dinner 3 (wonderful stew):
Ingredients: 1/3 c. organic olive oil
             4 cloves organic garlic
             1 or 2 medium organic onions
             1 c. organic parsley or some organic parsley flakes
             10 fresh basil leaves or 2 tbsp. organic flakes
             1 large organic bell pepper
             2 qts. organic tomatoes
             black pepper
             3 large organic potatoes
             1 heaping tsp. organic oregano
             1 lb organic zucchini and/or organic yellow squash
             Instructions: Saute garlic, onions, and pepper.  Add rest.  Bring to a boil,
              then simmer on low heat 90 minutes covered, or until
              potatoes are done.
              Do not add water.
              Stir frequently to prevent burning.
Saves for a week or so of wonderful leftovers!

Example Snack 1
Organic Potato topped with organic green onions

Example Snack 2
organic trail mix (bulk dried fruits and nuts - yummy!)

Example Snack 3
organic fruit (apple, pear, etc - or put in blender for a smoothy type drink)

Example Snack 4
organic peanut butter on organic wheat toast

Example Snack 5 (can you tell I love snacks)
organic carrots to munch on

Example Breakfast 1:
organic fruit (whatever's in season) is a great breakfast

Example Breakfast 2:
organic oatmeal (bulk from Whole Foods or local co-op)
organic raisins

Example Breakfast 3:
organic soy milk
organic whole grain cereals
organic sunflower seeds
organic prunes or raisins

Example Breakfast 4 (congee):
This is eaten across most of the world for breakfast.
Cooking it once a week makes enough for breakfast all week long.
recipe coming soon (or use the one from another web site)