• Gluten-Free Peppermint Essential Oil Brownies inspired by Alton Brown
  • Clay Pot Black Bean Soup with Sweet Peppers
  • 5 Tips on How I Quit Coffee…Mostly
  • Let’s Talk about Water-Based Lube, Baby…
  • Rollin, Rollin, Rollin, What? How to Make Your Own Wool Dryer Balls

Gluten-Free Peppermint Essential Oil Brownies inspired by Alton Brown

Gluten-Free Peppermint Essential Oil Brownies | VeggieConverter

I love brownies. And my husband is an excellent brownies maker. It's like, his thing. Years ago, we found this amazing brownies recipe from Alton Brown and he's been making them for potlucks and parties ever since. We call them the Alton Brownies. Mr. Meaty is a great baker and an excellent short order cook, you see. If we're looking for creativity in the kitchen, we send me in, if we want a recipe to be followed with perfection, we call on Mr. Meaty to get the job done. This time we combined … [Read More...]

Clay Pot Black Bean Soup with Sweet Peppers

Black Bean Soup with Sweet Peppers | @VeggieConverter

Why? You might ask, would I tinker with one of our family favorite recipes and one of my post popular posts and remake our delicious, delicious Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup recipe? Well, it's simple. I fell in love. I fell in love with my VitaClay. Today I have a fresh pot of Homemade Yogurt goin' on. But earlier in the week I made my fantastic black bean soup. I went to make the soup and the clay pot was just lurking there, waiting for me to use it and experiment. So I did! And it was SO good, I … [Read More...]

5 Tips on How I Quit Coffee…Mostly

5 Tips: How I Quit Coffee | @VeggieConverter

I love coffee. I don't just drink it because of the caffeine, though that part's nice. I genuinely love the flavor and the ritual of coffee. It grounds me in the morning and helps me start each day with a pleasant, slow lead in to the rest of the day. I'm a big ole introvert, and I like to ease into the morning. A coffee mug in your hand in the morning is like the international symbol of "I'm not all the way up yet" to anyone but my children. So, when I went on a trip to Idaho in January … [Read More...]

Let’s Talk about Water-Based Lube, Baby…

DIY Water-Based Lube with essential oils | VeggieConverter.com

Let's talk about you and ...OK, not me, you and your special friend. :) There are some amazing homemade lube recipes out there that use essential oils. But not so much on the water-based lube, the condom-safe variety. So, when I finally found a recipe I liked, I added the essential oils to spice it up a notch! (And don't worry, the oils aren't truly OIL, so they won't impact condom safety like a coconut oil base would.) Why am I using condoms and not some other birth control method you ask? … [Read More...]

Rollin, Rollin, Rollin, What? How to Make Your Own Wool Dryer Balls

How to Make DIY Wool Dryer Balls @VeggieConverter

Yeah, I just made a Limp Bizkit reference. What of it? ;) Rest assured typing out Bizkit hurt me more than it hurt you to get that song in your head after all these years. So, wool dryer balls are awesome. I know this, maybe you know this. But, up until now, I hadn't made my own. I've been happily adding Purification essential oil to these sweet wool dryer balls. I thought to myself, first, why would I need another set? And second, why not just buy them? I mean, I have to buy the yarn anyway, … [Read More...]