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Everything bagel crusted tofu Cobb salad

Everything bagel crusted tofu Cobb salad

The everything bagel is my favorite NY style bagel! It’s a combination of all the BEST bagel topping flavors. Who knew the seasoning had so many other uses? It’s great on avocado toast for that little something extra and I even like to sprinkle my […]

Hearty Vegetable Lentil Stew with Potato Puree

Hearty Vegetable Lentil Stew with Potato Puree

Fall is in full swing now in the northern hemisphere and the temperatures are dropping. As the weather gets cooler we naturally begin to crave more hearty feeling and heavy foods. And this recipe for a vegetable lentil stew is perfect for a cool or […]

Southern Style Pumpkin Biscuits

Southern Style Pumpkin Biscuits

My roots are deeply southern — Texas and Georgia specifically.  And these southern style pumpkin biscuits are a tribute to my heritage! My mother and her family came from a small town in south Georgia and I spent more than half my life in Texas. […]

Vegan Thai Green Curry

Vegan Thai Green Curry

During the week, it’s crucial for me to have quick and easy recipes that I don’t require me to spend much time in the kitchen and that work well to transport for lunch as well. But I also want meals that taste great and provide […]

Essential cutting tools for your kitchen

Essential cutting tools for your kitchen

There are a whole range of utensils that can be used for cutting during your meal preparation in the kitchen.  My list of essential cutting tools includes the basics, such as a good chef’s knife and a cutting board to more specialized tools, like a […]

Whole Wheat Ricotta Gnocchi & Herbed Mushrooms

Whole Wheat Ricotta Gnocchi & Herbed Mushrooms

I haven’t had much luck with making homemade pasta in the past.  I’ve tried and even had my own pasta making press at one point, but I found it super challenging and lots of work.  But NOW that I’ve discovered whole wheat ricotta gnocchi and I’m […]

Peruvian Style Vegan Mixto Ceviche

Peruvian Style Vegan Mixto Ceviche

Ceviche might just be Peru’s signature food.  Typically ceviche consists of raw fish or seafood tossed and served in leche de tigre, a marinade from a special variety of lime called limon here in Peru.  It’s super delicious and healthy too.  In this recipe, I […]

How to Cut Red Onion Feathers

How to Cut Red Onion Feathers

I first encountered the reference to cutting red onions into “plumas” meaning feathers in a Peruvian cookbook by Gaston Acurio.  I was doing some research for Vegetarian Lomo Saltado recipe I was developing. In the moment I didn’t really understand the point of using this […]

Black Bean and Veggie Vegan Skillet Enchiladas

Black Bean and Veggie Vegan Skillet Enchiladas

I’m back with a little bit more Texmex inspired by my recent trip back to the US and my home state of Texas!!  While visiting I definitely indulged in my favorite — enchiladas!!  But honestly the meal left me feeling crazy heavy and just not […]