Welcome to the Well-Worn Apron

A 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 98% vegan. Saying good-bye to most dairy products was tough since I never met I piece of cheese I didn’t like.

I’m still a foodie just in a plant-based lifestyle way now. Don’t worry, I still have my meat and dairy recipes so if you are new to the blog, don’t be shocked.

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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Fresh Simple Roasted Vegetable Hummus Tart

A fresh and simple meal: roasted vegetable hummus tart. Folks have it in their minds that preparing good food has to be hard. Good food doesn't have to be complex. Simple is just as good and often even better. We tend to overthink food. Yes, there are some recipes...

Black Bean Quesadillas

Lazy Meals We all have them. The meal that is your go-to dinner when no one feels like cooking, didn't go to the grocery store, or don't want to order delivery. For us, it is black bean quesadillas. We can always count on them filling out bellies quickly and easily....

Pickled Red Onions

Your Sammie's Best Friend, Pickled Red Onions   Pickled red onions are my latest food addiction. It is interesting how your tastes changes as we age and change diets. Since I've gone plant-based and eliminated most processed sugars and foods, my taste buds have...

Vegetarian Cassoulet

  A New Classic: Vegetarian Cassoulet We all know the class French dish, cassoulet, with pork, chicken, and sausage. It is perfect on a winter's evening for dinner. But what if you aren't eating meat? A vegetarian cassoulet is a delicious non-meat alternative to...

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Pickled Red Onions

Pickled Red Onions

Your Sammie's Best Friend, Pickled Red Onions   Pickled red onions are my latest food addiction. It is interesting how your tastes changes as we age and change diets. Since I've gone plant-based and eliminated most processed sugars and foods, my taste buds have...

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Turkish Pide Bread

Turkish Pide Bread

Dining at a Turkish restaurant, you are usually served a wonderful warm bread called Turkish Pide Bread. It is moist and chewy perfect for hummus and other fresh salads served. My husband grew up eating Turkish Pide Bread in the Netherlands straight from the market...

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Vegan Nutella

Vegan Nutella

Breakfast Staple A world without Nutella is a very sad one. At least for me anyway. As I moved to plant-based eating, I decided I needed to find a recipe for vegan Nutella. It is a creamy smooth chocolate hazelnut spread you can put on bread or pancakes or dip fruit...

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