16 Feb. 2022: Sweet Potato, Squash & Black Bean Enchilada

You know you’re in for something special when the head note on a recipe starts out like this There are two kinds of people in this world: people who like enchiladas and people who have no f-ing* taste. Which are you? a) *sorry Mom and b) Thug Kitchen (now Bad Manners), the Official Cookbook (2014)….

13 Feb. 2022: Easy Black Bean Vegetarian Chili with Spiced Yogurt

I hear there’s some kind of football game going on tonight, and that quite a few spectators will be consuming chili. For those of us who don’t watch a lot of football, with snow in the air (again), it feels like a good dish for warming up. Skinny Taste‘s recipe called for black beans (makes…

04 Feb. 2022: Gingered Carrot Soup

Both of us find carrot soup delicious and comforting, so I’m often drawn to those recipes when looking for a quick dinner based on soup. Apparently, I am not alone in my love of carrot soup as Mollie Katzen has a Moosewood and an Enchanted Broccoli Forrest version. When we downsized from our house to…

28 Jan. 2022: Spiced Chickpea Tacos with Cilantro Pesto

One of the improvements I’ve been trying to implement in 2022 is an increase in plant-based cooking. That’s lead to the discovery of Nisha Vora’s recipes on Rainbow Plant Life. This one was a definite winner because not only is it tasty and plant-based, as promised it was a 20-minute vegan meal. Twenty-minutes? Yes! Spiced…

Jan. 24, 2022: Moosewood Bulgarian Pepper and Cheese Delight

I wrote a reminder to myself in the margin of my trusty Moosewood Cookbook to make only half of this recipe. Am I ever sorry I did that! This was delicious and warming, and honestly, I’m sorry we don’t have more leftovers for lunch. Bulgarian Pepper and Cheese Delight Recipe edited, compiled and illustrated by…

19 Jan 2022: Turmeric-Black Pepper Chicken with Asparagus

Stir fry meals are not only easy to put together, they offer opportunities to change things up based on whatever is on hand. For example, the protein in this stir fry – although delicious with chicken thighs – could just as easily be tofu; the asparagus could also be substituted. New York Time’s food contributor…

10 Jan 2022: Vegan Instant Pot White Bean Stew

A goal for 2022 is to incorporate more vegan cooking into our rotation and to use our Instant Pot more frequently. This stew, billed as a “dump-and-go” was creamy and delicious and, most importantly easy to assemble. The only trick was remembering to soak the dried beans before cooking. Here’s where I skipped the direction…

07 Jan. 2022: Squash, Apple & Warm Lentil Salad

We are getting our first real snowfall of Winter 2022 today, so I decided to change things up a little by making our big meal for mid-day. Food & Wine published this warming Winter-weather salad in 2013. The original recipe was developed by Nick Wilber and it ticks all the right boxes for a snowy…

23 November 2021: Easy Black Bean Vegetarian Chili with Spiced Yogurt

If you’ve not been perusing the website, SkinnyTaste, you’ve been missing out on some incredibly delicious recipes. This one popped up when I was looking for a good, solid vegetarian black bean chili, and with the addition of a spicy yogurt topping, it did not disappoint. This recipe comes together in short order, a feature…