Simple Green Beans Almondine

Need a green vegetable to serve and don’t have a lot of time?  This quick and easy version of green beans almondine is the answer to your prayers.  Classically, this dish requires blanching the green beans and toasting the almonds separately. Then combining it all together in a lemon butter sauce.  Well, I have skipped … Read more

Creamy Brussels Sprouts and Potatoes (Vegan)

Do you have a thing about Brussels Sprouts?  It seems to be a love-hate relationship that most people have. Either they love them or hate them.  I can go either way.  It all depends on how they are cooked, am I right?  But the thing is, they are just adorable (looking like little baby cabbages) … Read more

Black and White Chicken Chili – The Perfect Halloween Stew

Halloween is going to be tricky this year, no pun intended! If you’re handing out candy, taking little ones trick or treating, or just keeping the lights off and pretending to not be home, you’ll need something warming, simple and healthy-ish that can be kept on the stove top and ready for no matter what … Read more

Spicy King Crab Tacos with Green Grape Salsa

The end of summer…  It used to be such a bittersweet time for me before I moved to the desert. Now, it is invigorating!  While it is still hitting (or getting very close to) 100°F here in Tucson, the mornings and evenings are cooling and outdoor weather is on the horizon!  While many people in … Read more

Homemade Vegetable Bouillon Paste

Ummmm…. look at that jar of gold!  Flavor gold, that is!  It’s a jar of concentrated vegetal flavor that is easy to make, very healthy and full of amazingness!  It will take you no more than 30 minutes, I promise (unless you are easily distracted, like me!), and will serve you well in the future … Read more

Flash-cooked Pasta Sauce with Zoodles and Why You Need a House Meal

What is a House Meal? You need at least one house meal!  Do you have one?  Or maybe two?  Having one or two recipes in your regular rotation that you can prepare at a moment’s notice when you are feeling less than inspired to cook, is critical for every home chef.  It’s a meal that … Read more

Golden Vegetable Tikka Masala with Brown and Black Rice

A spicy, saucy 30-minute curry dish using my homemade Masala Paste.  The black rice adds a nice visual contrast to the golden curry but also adds variety and extra nutritional value.  Time flies. Even in the midst of a pandemic quarantine.  August is fast-approaching, and what have I done with my summer?  Where has July … Read more

Easy Pantry Veggie Burgers

As we continue on this long stretch of pandemic cooking, many of us are not wanting to go out too often for fresh things and are cooking more from our pantry.  This is an easy, healthy veggie burger that can be customized to what you have on hand.  I have deconstructed the veggie burger for … Read more