Welcome to the Well-Worn Apron

An Almost Plant-Based Coastal Living Blog

 

If my apron could tell tales, it would fill your ears with tales of meals cooked for friends and family in a few kitchens over the years. It was a gift from my Dutch sister-in-law almost two decades ago.

The many stains on it are there to stay at this point. I like to say it gives the well-worn apron character instead of being a dirty old thing. It is most cherished by me. And everyone around me as when the well-worn apron comes off the pantry door, it means that some good food is coming their way. The well-worn apron has even made it into my backpack to travel to cook for others, so for an apron, it is well-traveled.

While I have always leaned towards plant-based eating for decades, in 2020 I moved to be 95% vegan. Saying good-bye to most dairy products was tough since I never met a piece of cheese I didn’t like.

I’m still a foodie just in an almost plant-based lifestyle way now. Almost part meaning I’m still trying to get there. My guys enjoy meat still. So don’t worry, I still have my meat and dairy recipes so if you are new to the blog, don’t be shocked. And I may still post some meat recipes. 

Join me as I cook in a different way, eat new dishes, strive for a cozy life, and enjoy coastal living in New England. Since 2011 when Well Worn Apron Blog began, it has evolved as I have evolved as a cook, traveler, and homebody!

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Spinach and Butter Bean Curry

I love curry, but you guessed that right? I make curry at least 3 times a week. We love it. Spinach and Butter Bean Curry is another quick and simple curry. I can make this curry in a hurry. It can be on the table in 15 minutes. I make my rice in the rice cooker in...

Creamy Kale Butter Bean Gnocchi

Looking for some plant-based comfort food for cold fall nights? Creamy Kale Butter Bean Gnocchi fits the bill. One of new favorite meals. With our schedules, a quick easy weekday meals are essential. This not only comfort food, but quick and easy. There is something...

Easy Japanese Ramen

I grew up with package ramen where you added boiling water and the flavor packet. Not until I was in my forties did I realize that there was more to ramen noddles than what I had been eating for decades. Ramen noddles are so versatile. The noodles aren't often the...

Apple Pie

It is officially Fall and that means apple pie for me. Not pumpkin spice anything. Don't get me wrong I love a pumpkin donut from Dunkin' or better yet my sister's amazing pumpkin roll with cream cheese frosting. But I can't get into the cult of pumpkin spice. I'm a...

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Spinach and Butter Bean Curry

Spinach and Butter Bean Curry

I love curry, but you guessed that right? I make curry at least 3 times a week. We love it. Spinach and Butter Bean Curry is another quick and simple curry. I can make this curry in a hurry. It can be on the table in 15 minutes. I make my rice in the rice cooker in...

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Easy Japanese Ramen

Easy Japanese Ramen

I grew up with package ramen where you added boiling water and the flavor packet. Not until I was in my forties did I realize that there was more to ramen noddles than what I had been eating for decades. Ramen noddles are so versatile. The noodles aren't often the...

read more
Apple Pie

Apple Pie

It is officially Fall and that means apple pie for me. Not pumpkin spice anything. Don't get me wrong I love a pumpkin donut from Dunkin' or better yet my sister's amazing pumpkin roll with cream cheese frosting. But I can't get into the cult of pumpkin spice. I'm a...

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The Tomato Sandwich

The Tomato Sandwich

The Tomato Sandwich. Yes, I have used "the" in front of tomato sandwich. It is a sandwich only eaten in the summer when sun-ripened tomatoes are just off the vine. It is the most delicious summer experience. Up there with strawberries, corn, and melons. You can't beat...

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Miami’s Wynwood Walls

Miami’s Wynwood Walls

What is the first thing that pops your head when I say graffiti? Spray paint on a wall in the form of anti-social behavior in a city. However, in recent years graffiti has transformed into street art, and Wynwood Walls in Miami is where this genre has a home. ...

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Kale Tofu Chickpea Curry

Kale Tofu Chickpea Curry

Life is busy these days for us so quick meals are essential. Kale tofu chickpea curry is a quick and easy weekday dinner. From start to finish, it can be on the table within 15 mins. Really. It is that quick. Especially if you have a rice cooker that you can make rice...

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Vegan Poke Bowl

Vegan Poke Bowl

Recently I've noticed poke bowls on menus. And I became intrigued. Traditionally, a poke bowl is raw marinated fish that been cubed and layered with rice and pickles. Its origin is from Hawaiian where fishermen would season the cut-offs from their daily catch eating...

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