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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Deconstructed Caprese Salad

Caprese salad means summer to me. There is something extraordinary about fresh in-season tomatoes, basil picked from the garden, and mozzarella served on a platter and eaten outside. It is so fresh and simple. Perfection. A meal onto itself. At least for me. I could...

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. ...

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...

Essential Vegan Kitchen Tools

I'm all about appliances that have multiple uses. My kitchen isn't big, and storage is at a premium, so everything I have needs to be practical and versatile. As I moved towards plant-based, I found myself changing the kitchen tools I depend on to make meals. So here...

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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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Vegan Yogurt

Vegan Yogurt

I love yogurt, but it no longer loves me so I decided to make vegan yogurt. I know the grocery stores are filled with options today so why attempt to make my own? Two reasons. One is I can choose my own flavor combinations. The other reason is quantity as this recipe...

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Asparagus Butter Bean Soup

Asparagus Butter Bean Soup

The Weather Calls for Soup Asparagus Butter Bean Soup is fast becoming a family favorite. I don't know if it will rival my potato leek soup, but it is in the top five favs. My son who is not pro-asparagus even enjoys the soup. So that's a huge win in my book. I came...

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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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