08 Sep 2021: Roasted Tomato & White Bean Stew

It’s not quite Autumn here in New England, but students are back to their school routines, the University is once again alive with students, and the leaves along the Merrimack River have begun to lose that summer green. Even though the temperatures are still in the 80s, it feels like Fall. And so, yesterday I…

04 Aug 2021: Pinto Bean Sloppy Joes

Sometimes, we just need some old fashioned comfort foods. In this case, a Sloppy Joe was a reminder of school lunches and dinners at home. In my memory, the topping was always made with ground beef, which we don’t really eat any longer, so when I found this bean-based recipe on Simple Fit Vegan, I…

08 February 2021: Vegan Garlic Pasta with Broccoli Rabe

Vegan Garlic Pasta with Broccoli Rabe Recently, I’ve discovered a treasure trove of vegan recipes created by Vaishali on Holy Cow Vegan’s website. In trying to eat more plant based foods, this website has some wonderfully creative recipe takes on old and new favorites. This week’s shared recipe came together quickly – a good thing…

12 January 2021: Vegan Pressure Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Since our COVID isolation, Adrien and I have been sharing cooking duties more frequently. For us, it’s a fun way to cook together or to be on your own. The Chef comes up with the meal and the sous chef either assists or enjoys an adult beverage. Guess which was my role? This recipe was…

01 August 2020: One-Bowl Vegan Zucchini Bread

Because we’ve received a really (really, really) large amount of zucchini, I’ve developed a new appreciation for gardeners and the creative recipes so many people share to help use up zucchini crops. We’ve had some delicious muffins (thanks Joanne Chang-Meyers) and today, we baked this delicious and moist Vegan Zucchini Bread recipe from the website…

21 March 2020: Tuscan Soup With White Beans

  Ever since we learned our granddaughter has an egg sensitivity, we have been eating more plant-based and vegan meals. Recently I discovered a really great website, A Couple Cooks. Sonja and Alex, the authors of this blog have some terrific ideas for meals – some vegan, some vegetarian, some whole food – as well…

15 August 2017: Roasted Carrot and Cumin Dressing

While I can make a decent vinaigrette and a passable tahini dressing, I haven’t strayed far from the standards as far as gussy-ing up salads.  This, it turns out, has been an error of omission.  We eat some form of salad nearly every night, so branching out to new tastes was long overdue. This dressing…

5 August 2017: Coconut Cornmeal Cake

Seriously, Thug Kitchen, this cake is the bomb.  As the Thugs say, “… save frosting for something that needs the help.” This does not.  And it didn’t need butter or eggs either.  Little bit of fresh fruit on top and we will be good to go for tonight’s dessert. If this makes it until then….

23 Feb. 2017: Quinoa Bowl with Tahini Dressing

I happened on Martha Stewart’s PBS cooking show recently, and was impressed that the recipe she prepared was not so ridiculously complicated that it required a team of sous chefs to get it to table.  So as I was searching for something to cook this week, I migrated over to her website and found this…