About Kitchen Treaty

Welcome!

This isn’t one of those fancy-schmancy food blogs full of flowery prose, fancy cutting-edge food trends, and moody photos. Not that those aren’t pretty dang nifty. This just isn’t one.

It’s not a blog for debating the ethics of eating meat (or not), it’s not here to judge (nor am I), and it’s certainly not here to tell you what to do. You’re a big boy or girl, you can make those decisions on your own.

In fact, you might be here because you’ve already made those decisions, and you’re close to someone who’s made different decisions. And because you’re not going to dismiss someone just because of their dietary choices – even though you might not understand them – you’re looking for ideas on how to make it work. You’re cool like that.

You might also be here because you simply found a recipe that you thought looked good, that’s it, the end, and you don’t care about all that vegetarian/meat-eater mumbo jumbo. And I’m so happy you’re here! You’re cool, too!

This blog is for cool people like you. So please – dig in!

If you’re looking for tips on coexisting in a multi-vore relationship or family, here are some ideas for everyday life. Or! Are you a meat-eater prepping for a big holiday meal, and a vegetarian is joining you? Here are some ideas.

Oh, and me? Well, you can read more about me here, and learn more about how I make money on Kitchen Treaty (and my philosophy behind it) here.

Navigating the site

The most popular recipe categories make up most of the main menu on Kitchen Treaty. If you’d like to drill down by narrower categories or even browse by specific ingredient, check out the Recipe Index.

Recipes

My recipes fall into several different categories, many designed to help us live the multi-vore life with ease.

Our eating style has evolved over time. You’ll find that recipes that are farther back in the Kitchen Treaty archives might use a few more processed ingredients, but these days, we cook with mostly whole, real foods. But from the beginning, I’ve used very little in the way of meat substitutes. With such a vast variety of satisfying meatless options out there, I usually just find them unnecessary! So you won’t find many, aside from the very occasional Morningstar Farms veggie sausage patty or Field Roast (both of which I do adore).

One Dish, Two Ways

These are recipes that start out vegetarian (or even sometimes vegan), but at some point, hit a fork in the road. At that point, meat is added to the carnivores’ portions. Sometimes I’ll add some additional stuff – like tofu, for instance – to the vegetarian portion after splitting off the recipe.

Vegetarian Pho from Scratch (with Optional Beef for the Meat-Eaters)

Vegetarian Pho from Scratch (with Optional Beef for the Meat-Eaters)

Vegetarian (and Vegan!) Recipes that Everyone Will Love

I take a certain amount of pride in creating meatless recipes that even hardcore meat-and-potatoes carnivores will adore. I’m not an agenda-pusher, but I must admit that I so feel a certain level of satisfaction when I can show meat-eaters just how satisfying vegetarian and vegan meals can be. And who knows – maybe that means they’ll be that much more likely to opt for a vegetarian meal in the future!

Crock Pot Vegetarian Buffalo Cauliflower Chili

Crock Pot Vegetarian Buffalo Cauliflower Chili

Featured Recipes

This is where I highlight seasonally-appropriate goodies, featuring recipes and categories that are perfect for the current season.

Everything Else

Odds and ends, some food-related, some not. Most notably, this is where you’ll find …

Beyond the Kitchen

Before I decided to focus solely on a niche food blog, I blogged about all things home – gardening, decorating, DIY, and of course food – at a blog I called The Hazel Bloom. It was too much to keep up two sites, so I’ve been bringing that content over here. So you’ll find a few non-recipe posts here and there on Kitchen Treaty from back in the day. And sometimes, I just can’t help but share the non-food projects I’ve got going on, so every once in awhile, I’ll share pieces of my world beyond the kitchen.

Recipe Index

Shop for recipes every which way and sideways: by category, meal, season, or ingredient.

Other recipe categories worth mentioning here:

Meal-Worthy Sides

Sometimes, my beloved carnivores just want a hunk of meat. Okay, that’s cool. That’s when I whip out a meal-worthy side – something that can be served alongside their meaty main - but also works as a full-on meal for me.

White Pizza Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

White Pizza Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

Desserts & Drinks

I love to bake and brew up beverages too, so you’ll find no shortage of those types of recipes here as well. And hey, bonus! Most desserts and drinks are naturally meatless too.

 

Cinnamon Dolce Iced Coffee

Cinnamon Dolce Iced Coffee

Questions? Comments? Suggestions?

Please send them my way! Email kitchentreaty at gmail dot com. Thanks!