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

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

Beet Burgers

Y’all know I will add an unnecessary ingredient to make my food look dazzling.  This is where the beet comes in.  It doesn’t add any taste except for a subtle, earthy tone underneath the other flavors, but under all the toppings it’s basically unnoticeable.  This recipe uses ingredients that were in my fridge at the… Continue reading Beet Burgers

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

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