The OG Smoothie Bowl

I have made many a smoothie bowl for this site, but this is the humble beginning of the famous nice cream.  All you need is bananas to have the greatest soft serve treat you’ve ever had.  Let me know how you like it! Ingredients 5-6 frozen bananas Fruit and nuts for garnish Method Place the… Continue reading The OG Smoothie Bowl

Berry & Basil Smoothie Bowl

Have any of y’all tried adding basil to your green smoothies?  It is delightful.  The herb adds a refreshing tone to the taste, and extra greens never hurt anyone.  Try this one for yourselves!  I also recommend using raspberries as the frozen berry. Ingredients 3-5 cups spinach (depending on how green you want it) ½… Continue reading Berry & Basil Smoothie Bowl

Black-Eyed Pea Chili

I basically have all of these ingredients plus a variety of dry beans available in my pantry at all times.  It’s incredibly simple to make, and it’s delicious every time.  You can substitute the beans with any lentil or split pea, and it will phenomenal.  Try it for yourself! Ingredients 3 cups black-eyed peas, dry… Continue reading Black-Eyed Pea Chili

Sweet Potato Mash

This recipe is so simple, but it is unbelievably delicious.  I think it’s the vinegar.  It takes it to the next level.  This recipe is perfect on tostadas, which you can find here, or in tacos (which is basically the same thing but with a floppy tortilla).  Let me know how you like it!  … Continue reading Sweet Potato Mash

Tex-Mex Black Beans

In my life, I have come across many phenomenal recipes for black beans, having grown up in Southern California and now living in Texas.  This one I would say is a good contender.  It has the flavor profile you’d expect, and it’s practically fool-proof in its simplicity.  Do y’all prepare your beans differently?  Let me… Continue reading Tex-Mex Black Beans

Masala Patties with Tamarind Chutney

Picture this: you have made the fabulous chana masala recipe, found here, and you absolutely loved it.  It is wonderful, but there are so many leftovers!  How are you going to get to them?!  Have no fear!  This recipe will take your leftovers and transform them into a new creation!  This recipe also uses a… Continue reading Masala Patties with Tamarind Chutney

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

Mediterranean Bean Balls

This one was a complete experiment that resulted in a failed attempt to make a bean spread for crackers.  That’s perfectly ok, though, because I got this lovely recipe from it!  Try it.  Love it.  Tell me what you think! Note: this recipe uses a food processor.  If one is not available for your use,… Continue reading Mediterranean Bean Balls

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Spring is here!  The flowers are blooming, the butterflies are pollinating, and my blender is making smoothies.  It’s the nature of things.  Anyway, I can’t believe I haven’t tried this combo yet and shared it!  It’s absolutely incredible.  If you’re looking for antioxidants for breakfast (or dessert), this is the bowl for you!  Tell me… Continue reading Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie Bowl