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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Quick Pasta All’arrabbiata

Penne All’arrabbiata ranks as one of the classic Italian dishes. It is hard to believe it is so simple and quick with stunning results. This dish can be made as the pasta is boiling. That easy and quick. The ingredients are not complicated, but render complex flavors....

Quick Vegetable Dal

This plant-based quick vegetable dal is my go-to dinner on very busy days when I’m too tired to cook or frankly too tired to think about what to cook and don’t want to order pizza. It is packed with protein and vegetables. Many of the ingredients are always in my...

Bengaluru Breakfast Dosa Masala

It was the middle of the night when I arrived in Bengaluru (Bangalore), India, after traveling for more than 22 hours. A day earlier, I had started at Boston’s Logan Airport to JFK, then to Paris Charles de Gaulle, where I joined up with two colleagues for the rest of...

Wonton Soup

I am a sucker for Wonton Soup. I love it. And for me the mark of a good Chinese restaurant is their Wonton Soup. But it is hard to find a good bowl of soup. While the wontons are usually nice, the broth is bland or to put it harshly like dish water. We recently found...

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Wonton Soup

Wonton Soup

I am a sucker for Wonton Soup. I love it. And for me the mark of a good Chinese restaurant is their Wonton Soup. But it is hard to find a good bowl of soup. While the wontons are usually nice, the broth is bland or to put it harshly like dish water. We recently found...

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Paul Hollywood’s Baguettes

Paul Hollywood’s Baguettes

While I am lucky to have an outstanding French boulangerie, Le Bec Sucré, near me run by an amazing couple, I'm never up in time get there in time before they sellout of their baguettes in the morning. And I could pick some up from Aldi to bake, it just isn't as good....

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Southwest Chicken Soup

Southwest Chicken Soup

Leftover turkey? And need more recipes to use it up? Southwest Chicken Soup is the answer. So easy swap to out chicken for turkey in this simple easy and quick soup. Perfect for the weekend after Thanksgiving or anytime really that you are in a rush for a dinner that...

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