My First Cooking Video / Batch Cooking

I decided to step out of my comfort zone and into the world of making a cooking video! For my first venture into this unknown territory I played it safe and did all my cooking off camera and invite you into my kitchen to take a peek at the finished products. This allowed me to get my feet wet so to speak without being completely terrified and making a fool of myself! At least that is what I hope. I told hubby Tom I wanted to make a test video first just so I could get a feel for what I wanted to say and how the video was set up and so forth. He said take one was good enough to use so, I went with it. Of course after viewing it again I saw all the things I forgot to say or things I wished I had said a different way. At the end there is a long pause where he was mouthing to me to wrap it up!  I just have to laugh about it now and hope that I get better with practice. I will post the recipe links for the recipes mentioned in the video.

Donna's Cheeze Sauce Nutmeg Notebook

Donna’s Cheeze Sauce
Nutmeg Notebook

Donna’s Cheeze Sauce is a recipe that my friend Donna came up with and it’s the best plant based home made cheeze sauce I have tasted. You will want to use it on your baked potatoes, your veggies and as a dip for oven fries!

Chili Lentils Nutmeg Notebook

Chili Lentils
Nutmeg Notebook

My daughter and I both love the Chili Lentils for tacos. It makes a big batch and they freeze well. Today I cheated and used a package of Trader Joe’s already cooked lentils – so easy. I like easy.

Curry Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash Nutmeg Notebook

Curry Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash
Nutmeg Notebook

In the video I forgot to mention what I was going to do with the acorn squash I roasted. This is one of my favorite fall recipes. First of all I love acorn squash and the filling is to die for. This past weekend I made a double batch of the filling to take to a pot luck. Instead of stuffing a squash I roasted some delicata squash and diced it to add to the stuffing mixture. It turned out really good! Curry Quinoa Stuffed Acorn Squash.


A Little Nutmeg Nugget: When I started this blog in January of 2010 I followed what I understood to be a healthy version of the standard American diet, ironically also known as the “SAD” diet. As interest in my own health and how it was affected by the food I ate evolved, I transitioned to a whole food plant based diet also known as “WFPB” diet. I have wrestled with the fact that this blog still contains all those posts and recipes from the SAD way of eating I have left behind. I no longer advocate for anyone to eat that way. At this time I am leaving those recipes and posts here. It is a record of my journey and how I came to follow a WFPB way of eating. It is my hope that those who still come here for those old recipes will be curious about what I am doing now. Perhaps they will dip their toes across the line as I did and try some plant based recipes and learn more about the health benefits.

Be sure to leave a comment and let me know what you would like to see in a future video!



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