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

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

Gumbo, Grits, and Hushpuppies

Do y’all ever form an entire recipe around ingredients in your kitchen that you need to eat before they go bad?  I do this a lot, and this recipe is no exception.  I had a lot of corn and almond meal to get through, so I decided to make Cajun classic with grits and hushpuppies… Continue reading Gumbo, Grits, and Hushpuppies

Tomato Soup

I got the soup bug, y’all.  This was yet another experiment, but it turned out great!  Instead of using heavy coconut cream or nuts, I used beans to thicken the soup, which worked marvelously!  I made cashew cream as well, but it can be added to the top for garnish.  Let me know what y’all… Continue reading Tomato Soup