Beet and Tomato Chutney

It’s debatable whether this recipe is a chutney or not, but no matter what the name, it is delicious and ideal for spreading over crackers. The primary flavors in the chutney are tomato-based, so this pairs well with aged cheeses too (I made that up; someone fact-check me). Let me know what y’all think! Ingredients… Continue reading Beet and Tomato Chutney

Red and Yellow Beet Root Hummus

Does anyone else gravitate toward warm colors in the summer? Actually, I kind of gravitate toward warm colors all year round. Anyway, this recipe is another beet root hummus. I’m SORRY! I am who I am, and I love pretty hummus. In this recipe, I sauté the beets so they are a bit softer before… Continue reading Red and Yellow Beet Root Hummus

Everything Burger Buns

Confession time. I started this recipe out attempting to make bagels. I live in a fairly dry climate, so I am accustomed to using wet doughs, which always create wonderful breads. However, I knew when I turned out this dough that it would not last the water bath required for bagels to get their signature… Continue reading Everything Burger Buns

Hibiscus Honey Almond Cookies

This recipe is dedicated to the wonderful hibiscus-infused honey I got from a local festival in my hometown this summer. If y’all have the opportunity, support local farms and buy local, fresh honey. This recipe was also born out of the need to get rid of old bananas, so if you have some overripe bananas… Continue reading Hibiscus Honey Almond Cookies

Chickpea Pancakes

Another day. Another pancake. These ones are made of legumes. This is inspired by the Italian farinata, which is an unleavened pancake made from chickpea flour. The origin of this dish is unknown (to my knowledge), but it is incredibly similar to the Indian dosa. The main difference between these foods is these pancakes are… Continue reading Chickpea Pancakes

Chickpea, Tuna, & Tahini Salad

I have had tuna salad before. I have had chickpea salad before, but NEVER in my life, have I had tuna and chickpea salad together. This is probably due to my lack of culinary exploration and not because I am the first person to think of this. As someone who adores both salads and recognizes… Continue reading Chickpea, Tuna, & Tahini Salad

Flax Pancakes with Berry Preserves

Pancakes were a wonderful weekend special occasion growing up. If I went to the kitchen and the griddle was heating up, I knew I was in for my favorite breakfast. In my late teens and early twenties, when I was overly health-conscious and incredibly restrictive, I gave up pancakes, deeming them too unhealthy for me.… Continue reading Flax Pancakes with Berry Preserves

Garlic Ginger Pork Meatballs

Ok. You may be looking at this recipe and thinking, this looks like pork dumplings without the wrappers. You, my friend, would be correct. I created this filling, was ready to make dumplings, and learned that my wrappers had gone sour in the fridge. So, in a state of simultaneous dejection and determination to not… Continue reading Garlic Ginger Pork Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs in Curry Simmer Sauce

This dish is wonderful for the transition from winter to spring. It is nutrient-dense, hearty, and relatively easy to prepare. The flavors take inspiration from Thai curries, but I am not experienced or knowledgeable enough about Thai food to claim this curry as Thai. This curry is definitely catered to my own palette, and all… Continue reading Chicken Meatballs in Curry Simmer Sauce