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 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 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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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...

Veggie Burger Debate

Are 'Plant-Based' Veggie Burgers Healthy?   That's an excellent question posed regarding the humble veggie burger in a recent story on Forks Over Knives blog. And a conversation my guys and I were having recently. As more and more people move towards plant-based...

Radish Pea Shoot Crostini

How did I stumble upon a Radish Pea Shoot Crostini recipe? Easy. But first a confession: I love watching paranormal shows like Kindred Spirits. When Discovery forced folks to subscribe to Discovery+ in order to watch online, I was bummed. Being in the middle of the...

Cacio e Pepe

The Traditional Pasta Cacao e Pepe   We've been rewatching Somebody Feed Phil with Phil Rosenthal and recently came to his Venice episode and binge watched Stanley Tucci's Searching for Italy. During Tucci's Rome show, he visited Japanese chef Kotaro Noda's...

Food and Lifestyle

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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Tea for Health

Tea for Health

Tea for health has come recently to me. I have always drank tea for sheer pleasure. I drink it cold, warm, and hot. You could say I bleed tea. There is a ritual of drinking tea then drinking it. Tea is to be sipped and I can never be negative while I have a cup of tea...

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Mushroom Lentil Stew

Mushroom Lentil Stew

Mushroom Lentil Stew Over Mashed Potatoes This mushroom lentil stew will have your meat lovers thinking they are eating a hearty meaty meal. It is a perfect dinner on a wintery night. While it is hearty and meaty, the meaty part is the combination of lentils and...

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