Simple Vegetarian Borscht

Just look at that healthy, sexy red soup!  I don’t know about you, but it screams nutritious to me!  Borscht is such a humble and underestimated soup that I want to celebrate! Borscht hails from Eastern Europe – Russia, Poland and the Ukraine, mostly – and is traditionally made with beef bone broth, giving it … Read more

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

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

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

Homemade Masala Paste

Call it quarantine mentality, but lately, I have been into making pastes and flavor-enhancers and storing them in the fridge or freezer and then having the luxury of quick meal prep when I lose track of time and need to get dinner done fast.  So you can look forward to some future posts of things … 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

Apple Almond Baked Oatmeal

Hello Friends!  Hope this finds you well.  This month I will be sending you recipes that use pantry staples that you may already have, and also allow multiple substitutions in case you don’t.  I chose this recipe because it is kind of comfort food, can be eaten as breakfast, a snack or a dessert, freezes … Read more

Indian-spiced White Bean and Lentil Soup

March is here, and spring is in the air!   I’ve been spending some time out in my yard, planting and prepping for spring. So far, I put in a tomato plant, serrano, jalapeno chilies and added marjoram to my still healthy oregano and thyme. Basil will be coming soon, as will another tomato plant, habanero … Read more

Caribbean Green Soup and One Goal a Month

Happy New Year!  I know, I am terribly late.  My life has been a bit turned upside down lately with my Dad (who moved in with us 7 months ago) being in the hospital and then rehab and now all the appointments and home health care going on. I have been a bit lax with … Read more

Chickpea Noodle Soup with Carmelized Chili and Ginger

Warm, comforting and flavorful vegan noodle soup comes together in just 30-40 minutes. So nourishing, and sure to make you feel better, no matter what ails you. It’s vegan and can easily be made gluten free. But also can just swap out the chickpeas for shredded chicken and use real chicken broth if you want … Read more