Shepherd’s Pie

Y’all.  This Shepherd’s Pie.  The spices, herbs, and flavors added to this dish create a rich, well-rounded taste without any icky ingredients!  The secret is the tamari.  Paired with the mushrooms, this makes the umami flavor that rounds out the dish.  Try it.  Love it.  Tell me what you think! Also, I used the same… Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie

Thanksgiving Stuffing

This is my second try at making stuffing this season and boy am I glad I gave it another shot!  My first attempt was not good, but I learned a lot.  This time I added mushrooms and chopped everything into small, equal-sized pieces, which helped the texture of the dish a ton!  I have to… Continue reading Thanksgiving Stuffing

Roasted Sunchoke Sesame Salad

Another salad!  The dressing is basically my Thai peanut sauce dressing but I didn’t have peanut or almond butter.  Instead, I used tahini!  It’s really good and adds a new element to the salad.  An awesome addition would be mandarin oranges!  Let me know what y’all think! Ingredients Salad 5-10 small-medium sized sunchokes, cubed 1… Continue reading Roasted Sunchoke Sesame Salad

Thanksgiving Lentil Loaf

Okay, y’all.  It’s finally here!  This recipe was a gigantic surprise success since all I was interested in while making it was getting rid of the vegetables in my fridge.  It turned out better than I could have ever expected!  With that said, please note that basically all of these ingredients can be substituted for… Continue reading Thanksgiving Lentil Loaf

Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce

The first time I tried spaghetti squash, I was completely skeptical.  However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that indeed it is quite like spaghetti in its texture and appearance.  I will say, I need a lot of sauce to enjoy it, but with this marinara recipe, you may eat as much as you desire… Continue reading Spaghetti Squash with Marinara Sauce

Italian Bean Balls

I can’t remember the last time I had meat balls.  It’s been quite a while.  I might not be the best judge for comparison, but I know these bean balls are delicious enough for any pasta dish.  Try them out and tell me what you think! Note: this recipe uses a food processor.  If one… Continue reading Italian Bean Balls

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This recipe is incredibly versatile.  This is kind of a get-rid-of-all-of-the-vegetables-in-the-fridge recipe, so all ingredients are interchangeable.  Even potatoes can be added if so desired!  It’s simple, easy, and delicious.  That’s all you need.  Let me know what you think! Ingredients 1 acorn squash, cut in half and deseeded ¼ purple onion, roughly chopped 3-5… Continue reading Stuffed Acorn Squash

Purple Sweet Potato Burgers

These patties are gorgeous.  The deep purple color from the sweet potatoes will impress any audience and entice people to try the dish.  They are also as delicious as they are beautiful, in my opinion.  Try them and let me know what you think! Note: this recipe uses a food processor.  If one is not… Continue reading Purple Sweet Potato Burgers

Cheesy Butternut Squash Soup

Initially, this soup was made to be a pasta sauce for a mac n’ cheese-type dish, but it turned out so well that it could stand by itself!  Inspiration of course came from forksoverknives.com, so definitely check that recipe out too!  I hope y’all try this one and let me know what you think! Ingredients… Continue reading Cheesy Butternut Squash Soup

Green Split Pea Soup

This soup is definitely a go-to in the week if I need to clean out my vegetable drawer or I have limited time to prepare my dinner.  It’s simple, delicious, and nutrient packed.  The peas make the soup incredibly thick and hearty.  Let me know what y’all think! Ingredients 2 cups split green peas, rinsed… Continue reading Green Split Pea Soup