Welcome to not not nutritious. I’m Sylvia. Here I am sporting a broccoli crown, an egg monocle, and a kielbasa sausage pinky ring. It’s my offbeat way of representing my site content — mostly plant-based recipes and vegetarian recipes, often with variations for meat-eaters.
More and more people are moving towards plant-based diets. But not everybody is there yet, so that’s where not not nutritious come’s in — here to make cooking easier whenever you’ve got a mixed crowd, whether you’re having a party, hosting a family dinner with your daughter’s vegan boyfriend, or bringing food to a work function.
Whole Food Recipes with Variations for Different Diets
The majority of recipes on not not are whole food recipes. Like these Chipotle Cheese Stuffed Peppers — I created the recipe so you could easily make it vegan, vegetarian, or with meat, or even all three ways without much extra work.
All Variations Are Throughly Tested
I test and retest every recipe and every permutation of it. I have many years of experience as a technical writer and instructional designer and I put them to use designing and writing the recipes. I strive for the most straightforward process and optimal workflow. I try really hard to make the recipes easy, especially if you’re making variations for different diets. Like this recipe for Black Beans and Polenta Three Ways — you can make all 3 versions in about 20 minutes.
Or this delicious Squash and Cheddar Cheese Pasta Sauce (Vegetarian or with Chicken), which I designed so you add the chicken at the very end, so it’s super easy for mixed groups. Same goes for this Tom Kha Soup, where I rethought the traditional use of broth, so as to make it easier to make vegan and meat-eater versions from the same starting point.
Sometimes it’s the Sauce that Unites Us
Maybe one of you wants to eat tofu and the other tenderloin. That’s OK. Sometimes it’s the sauce that unites a meal, like this awesome Pineapple Brown Butter Teriyaki sauce. You can make it vegan or vegetarian. Either way, you’ll want to pour it all over everything.
No Matter What, I Don’t Talk Nutrition
I do not subscribe to any specific diet type (e.g., paleo, keto, etc.) and make no statements about nutritional value. I have a Master’s degree in screenwriting, not nutrition, so I really don’t feel qualified to tell you how healthy (or not) something is. I do include nutrition counts with my recipes, because many people want them and Google gives me brownie points for doing so.
I’m Happy to Have You Here, However You Like to Eat
All eaters are welcome here! I hope you enjoy the site and my recipes — they’re all easy and fun. Thanks so much for stopping by. And if any of this appeals to you, I’d love it if you subscribed (aka Joined the circus).
P.S. If You’re Wondering Where the Site Name Came From…
The short story is that it involved a heated match between me and my partner Mikael about whether he was getting any nutrition from the 6 cup bowl of Cheerios he chose to eat right before dinner. The checkmate statement: