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…

15 Jan. 2022: Mushroom Barley Soup

I didn’t set out to make Moosewood’s Mushroom Barley Soup today, but after I finished bread baking in the afternoon, it seemed like a better idea than my originally planned dinner. I spent a good part of Saturday baking Hi-Rise Bakery’s Corn Bread (recipe found in Maggie Glezer’s Artisan Baking Across America). No, not that…

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…

02 Jan 2022: Moosewood Spicy Tomato Soup

Late last month, I read about about Tweeter Brian Gorman who made a project of cooking as many recipes from Mollie Katzen‘s Moosewood Cookbook as possible . Just as I was thinking that would be an awesome plan for 2022, Mollie Katzen herself posted an encouragement to the Twitterverse: Anyone want to do the same…

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…

23 October 2021: Roasted Cauliflower & Potato Curry Soup

It’s soup weather! When I make cauliflower soups, I never think of creamy soups with a milk base. Adding tomato to this soup base was genius – something I had previously not thought of trying. After tasting this recipe, I’ll definitely correct that omission. With a tomato-based broth and the addition of coconut milk, this…