Black Bean Burrito Bowl

So.  You made some roasted tomatillo salsa, but you ran out of chips to eat it with.  Fear not, for I have your solution.  A burrito bowl is always a good idea.  Also, you can substitute any ingredients for some that are readily available in your fridge.  Let me know how yours turns out! Ingredients… Continue reading Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Chickpea Nuggets

Sometimes I want some chicken nuggets but can’t be bothered to get them at the store.  Instead, I make this overly-complicated recipe as a replacement and congratulate myself for being lazy and staying home.  I hope y’all enjoy. Ingredients 2 cups chickpeas, cooked¼ onion, roughly chopped3-5 cloves garlic, minced½ red bell pepper, chopped1 tsp. cumin,… Continue reading Chickpea Nuggets

Spaghetti and Meatballs

I am pretty sure pasta, meat, and cheese form the ultimate comfort food combination.  Therefore, I decided to provide all these elements in the timeless recipe of spaghetti and meatballs.  I hope you enjoy this one as much as I did.  Ingredients Meatballs 1 lb. ground beef1-2 slices bread, stale and cubed, found here½ cup… Continue reading Spaghetti and Meatballs

Marinara Pasta

I’ve been on an Italian kick this summer, so marinara sauce has been a staple in my kitchen every week.  This is not a traditional recipe.  It is born from the ingredients and cookware I have available to me.  Feel free to adjust any ingredients you need to suit your preferences.  Have fun! Ingredients 1… Continue reading Marinara Pasta

Chana Masala

This recipe follows the template that I used for my chili, but I used all chickpeas and different spices.  That’s basically the only difference.  Cooking doesn’t have to be complicated, people.  Also, it soothes my analytical, engineering mind to follow a formula for recipe development.  Anyway, it was absolutely delicious.  Try it for yourself! Note:… Continue reading Chana Masala

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