Creamy Vegetable Soup with Collards and Chickpeas

Creamy Vegetable Soup with Collards and Chickpeas

Oh my goodness, this Creamy Vegetable Soup is just about the best thing in the world, especially on a snowy winter’s night. It’s my spin on a 10-Spice Vegetable Soup with Cashew Cream created by Angela Liddon (from ohsheglows.com). I was inspired by … Continue reading

Spicy Black Beans and Greens over Rice

Spicy Black Beans and Greens over Rice

Here we are, well into January, the month that promises a fresh start after holiday indulging. Yet, many of us truly struggle to get on track (or stay on track), and if this sounds painfully familiar, you have lots of company. … Continue reading

Creamy Tomato and Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce

Creamy Tomato and Fresh Basil Pasta Sauce

We think this pasta sauce is pretty outstanding, and each time I serve this to guests, I’m asked for the recipe. Our dinner party last weekend was no exception. It’s very simple really, and perfect for the holidays. The creamy element comes from … Continue reading

Curried Rice with Almonds, Peas, and Carrots

Curried Rice with Almonds, Peas, and Carrots

This simple curried rice has become a staple in my kitchen. The onion and curry magically transform leftover rice and frozen vegetables into a ridiculously easy meal. I like that this dish is colorful, flavorful, and very budget-friendly. But I love that … Continue reading

Creamy Avocado Sauce with Fresh Basil and Lime

Creamy Avocado Sauce with Fresh Basil and Lime

I’ve been looking for shortcuts in the kitchen now that it’s hot outside, and this recipe has been a dream come true. Who doesn’t like a sauce made with just a few fresh ingredients that requires no cooking? This is it…a loose interpretation … Continue reading

Creamy Vegetable Lasagne

Creamy Vegetable Lasagne

OMG. SO GOOD! And that pretty much sums it up. This recipe requires a few more steps than many, because there’s no way around it…we need lots of layers. Starting with a great red sauce and cooked whole grain pasta, we’ll be … Continue reading

Veggie Medley Marinara over Red Wine Pasta

Veggie Medley Marinara over Red Wine Pasta

For a little holiday drama (the good kind) around your dinner table, try serving this fabulous dish. Spoiler alert – your pasta is about to turn vividly reddish-purple, and it’s a bit of a show stopper. Inspired by a show my daughter and I watched … Continue reading

Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice

This may be one of the best dishes I’ve ever made. So good. Allow me to point out that it is not actually “fried” in the traditional sense. No oil was harmed in the making of this recipe. But it is … Continue reading

Winter Stew with Potatoes, Barley, and Lentils

Winter Stew with Potatoes, Barley, and Lentils

My father-in-law was reminiscing a few years ago about a family dish his mom used to make when he was a little boy. It was a stew, he recalled in great detail, with beef, beans, and root vegetables. He posed … Continue reading

Best Split Pea Soup

Best Split Pea Soup

This recipe has a long history, and goes back several decades. My mom made a wonderful split pea soup, and when I was growing up, it was always one of my favorites. She would top it with “buttered toast squares” … Continue reading