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

How to Construct a Grain Bowl: My Pedagogical Approach

“The achievement of self-authorship and personal authority should be heralded as a central purpose of higher education” (King & Baxter-Magolda, 1996, p. 166). Introduction Y’all are probably wondering what in the pedagogical I am talking about with this post title. “I thought this was a food blog…I was told there would be recipes.” Don’t worry.… Continue reading How to Construct a Grain Bowl: My Pedagogical Approach

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

Split Pea Curry

I have been experimenting lately with combining traditional American (geographical) ingredients (like tomatillos) with archetypal dishes from other cultures (like an Indian curry). I used the red lentil curry recipe as a starting point, and I replaced the tomatoes with tomatillos. Because of the acidic, sour flavor that dominates in tomatillos, I needed a sweetness… Continue reading Split Pea Curry

Carrot Ginger Soup

This week, I got sick. Again. I feel like this is a common trend these days. The best thing we can do for ourselves is provide the nutrients and care our bodies require to heal. This soup is full of ginger, which warms and soothes the throat and stomach. The carrots and sweet potato provide… Continue reading Carrot Ginger Soup

Beet Root Hummus on Avocado Toast

In the new year, we could all do with some extra color in our foods.  This is a small way to add in some pink to your toast.  Pink is a color that soothes emotions and promotes a state of wellness in the mind, according to psychological research.  These things never hurt in life, so… Continue reading Beet Root Hummus on Avocado Toast

Lentil Soup

Sometimes, you need a sturdy soup with a lot of vegetables and some plant protein in the form of lentils.  They’re delicious so you’re welcome.  Also, this is a great recipe to use up the last of your marinara sauce.  This is a bit of a kitchen sink soup, so add whatever vegetables you have… Continue reading Lentil Soup

Beet and Pumpkin Soup

This soup is gorgeous.  Even though it tastes slightly like beets, it’s worth it for the color.  Make sure to buy a vibrant, orange pumpkin.  The brighter the color, the better the flavor.  I tried this recipe with butternut squash, and it just wasn’t the same.  Just, get the pumpkin. Ingredients 1 Tbsp. olive oil½… Continue reading Beet and Pumpkin Soup

Beet Falafel with Roasted Sweet Potato

Fall is a time of transition.  While warm summer weather begins to subdue, clouds and cold fronts roll in the brisk, winter weather.  This can be reflected in our cooking.  My meals have increasingly become inundated with harvest vegetables, ready to be roasted and baked.  This recipe represents the transitional season of Fall, utilizing the… Continue reading Beet Falafel with Roasted Sweet Potato