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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Rustic Fruit Tart

Making a rustic fruit tart is a simple way to bring the flavors of summer to your table. I usually make one when we have fruit that's overripe to bite into. Frozen pie crust is always in my freezer so I can throw together a pie or tart when the fruit is ripe, or...

Ratatouille

The Quintessential French Summer Dish Ratatouille is the quintessential French summer dish using the garden's harvest. Up until recently I never made ratatouille before. Shocking I know. No clue why I haven't. Glad that changed. Simple Dish, Complex Favors I came...

Berry Chia Seed Jam

Getting out of a Jam   Berry chia seed jam got me out of a sticky situation. Raise your hand if your overbuy fruit. Yup, raises hand. I do this all of the time. Especially when I go to BJ's Wholesalers and the huge boxes of strawberries, raspberries, and...

BBQ Chickpea Salad

BBQ Chickpea Salad is a Rainbow   Rainbows make everyone smile. BBQ chickpea salad is a rainbow of colors, textures, and tastes. A family favorite salad meal that delights my guys and it is meatless. We love our salads in this house especially in the summertime....

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Rustic Fruit Tart

Rustic Fruit Tart

Making a rustic fruit tart is a simple way to bring the flavors of summer to your table. I usually make one when we have fruit that's overripe to bite into. Frozen pie crust is always in my freezer so I can throw together a pie or tart when the fruit is ripe, or...

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Berry Chia Seed Jam

Berry Chia Seed Jam

Getting out of a Jam   Berry chia seed jam got me out of a sticky situation. Raise your hand if your overbuy fruit. Yup, raises hand. I do this all of the time. Especially when I go to BJ's Wholesalers and the huge boxes of strawberries, raspberries, and...

read more
BBQ Chickpea Salad

BBQ Chickpea Salad

BBQ Chickpea Salad is a Rainbow   Rainbows make everyone smile. BBQ chickpea salad is a rainbow of colors, textures, and tastes. A family favorite salad meal that delights my guys and it is meatless. We love our salads in this house especially in the summertime....

read more
White Bean Melon Salad

White Bean Melon Salad

Summertime and the livin' is easy. The farmer's markets are filling with the summer's best. White bean melon salad is a perfect combination of the melons coming into season now and a pantry staple of beans creating a filling meal on the quick. I have to be honest,...

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Easy Overnight Oats

Easy Overnight Oats

Who has time to make overnight oats? The recipes are complex with lots of ingredients. This easy overnight oats recipe to the rescue for those of us who are breakfast lazy and want to start the day off healthy. While I'm a breakfast person, I'm not a make a breakfast...

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