Here is a teaser of food to come!

Homemade salsa for the Mexican pizzas:

Kool-Aid Pickles:

I also bought some vintage bowls that I will be debuting over the next couple of days. Right now, I need to skedaddle back into the kitchen and check on my string beans that will be made into Mexican green bean salad, a recipe I created the other day and will be making for the first time this afternoon. Wish me luck!

Have a great day and keep cooking!

Yummy vegetarian food.

See the title? I hate that phrase. The same thing goes for the phrase “yummy vegan food.” In my world, if I am in pursuit of some food, it goes without saying that it will be vegetarian and “yummy.” If you are a vegetarian or vegan, the foods you eat should reflect those criteria. I don’t find the need to categorize my meals as anything other than “Tasty!” or “Ew, that was grody.” There is no need for labels.

Perhaps I am just being critical, but I find the people who often use “yummy vegetarian food” or “yummy vegan food” are just trying to be hip or cool, flaunting their vegetarianism or veganism: “Look at me! I am so original! I am like every other hipster. Look at my side-swept bangs, tight jeans, and ironic band t-shirt! I am a VEGAN, hunting down my prey of yummy vegan food! Rawr!”

If you do use these terms, don’t worry. I won’t love you any less for it. In fact, if I post a vegan recipe I will specify it as vegan because it is important to make it easy for vegans to weed out the recipes they can eat and those that contain dairy or honey.

Tomorrow, I attempt Mexican pizzas, which involves deep frying tortillas. If they turn out “yummy,” I’ll post photos and a recipe to boot. Also, keep an eye out for
Kool-Aid Pickles
that I hope to make tonight.

Have a great night and keep cooking!

Getting Started



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Pugnacious means, “inclined to quarrel or fight readily; quarrelsome; belligerent; combative.” Yeah, that’s me, but I am much more than pugnacious.

My name is Amanda, but my friends call me Mandy and you should too. I am an over educated professional record spinner who hates celery and loves cheddar. I am an ardent thrift shopper with a fondness for clowns and wiggle eyes. Expect to see these topics and more pop up in my blog content.

I am a long time vegetarian who is passionate about vegetarian cuisine. I want to invite you to step inside my virtual kitchen to see what I am cooking up.

I am still getting the hang of this site, so in the meantime, have a look at some photos of food that I have made over the past couple of years, my Mr. Bento porn , or the place where all the magic happens.

Have a great day and keep cooking!