Curried Pumpkin Soup

Let me set the stage here: I had a pumpkin patiently sitting on my counter for about a month and an array of spices to choose from in my cabinet.  I was tempted to remake my cheesy butternut squash soup using pumpkin, but I decided to branch out.  I followed the cooking outline from my… Continue reading Curried Pumpkin Soup

3-Bean Chili

Happy holidays, y’all!  Since it just got real with the cold weather where I live in Texas, I thought this would be a good time to post a warm, hearty, spicy stew big enough for the whole family to enjoy (I now have chili for days).  It’s a really versatile recipe, so if you want… Continue reading 3-Bean Chili

Teriyaki Bowl

Hey y’all.  It’s been a while.  It’s been a lot of leftovers and making old recipes in my kitchen of late, but that’s what they’re there for!  Anyway, this week I had a spark of genius.  This isn’t a revolutionary dish, but it is so delicious you won’t believe your taste buds.  It’s so simple… Continue reading Teriyaki Bowl

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

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