Caesar Salad with Pignolia Cheese

Y’all.  This salad really does taste like Caesar salad!  Inspiration for this dressing definitely came from forksoverknives.com, so definitely check them out!  I have also gotten multiple accolades for the croutons, and they’re so simple to make!  I’ve served this salad at a couple dinner parties, and it works great alongside Italian food, especially with… Continue reading Caesar Salad with Pignolia Cheese

Who Run the World?

“Then God said, ‘Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground. “So God created man in his own image, in… Continue reading Who Run the World?

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

Breakfast of Champions!

I don’t have a lot of recipes on breakfast because I’m usually pretty simple: smoothie or oatmeal in the morning.  That’s what I like best.  Recently, though, I had company over for breakfast, so I cooked up a feast!  It went so well, y’all.  I made pancakes, chickpea loaf, baked potato pieces, and fresh-pressed orange… Continue reading Breakfast of Champions!

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

Roasted Sunchoke Sesame Salad

Another salad!  The dressing is basically my Thai peanut sauce dressing but I didn’t have peanut or almond butter.  Instead, I used tahini!  It’s really good and adds a new element to the salad.  An awesome addition would be mandarin oranges!  Let me know what y’all think! Ingredients Salad 5-10 small-medium sized sunchokes, cubed 1… Continue reading Roasted Sunchoke Sesame Salad

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