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

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

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

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