Lentil Soup

Sometimes, you need a sturdy soup with a lot of vegetables and some plant protein in the form of lentils.  They’re delicious so you’re welcome.  Also, this is a great recipe to use up the last of your marinara sauce.  This is a bit of a kitchen sink soup, so add whatever vegetables you have… Continue reading Lentil Soup

Grain Bowl

I often say when describing my cooking style that I rarely create a complete meal from scratch from start to finish in one day.  Most of my meals are component-based, and I have most pieces ready to use because I prepared them beforehand.  This helps with time saving, versatility in my meals, and overall enjoyment… Continue reading Grain Bowl

Purple Sweet Potato Stuffed Buns

This recipe is too beautiful not to post.  I love cooking with the color purple because it can be rare in our daily ingredients.  I was experimenting with making a stuffed bun for purposes of portability since I have to commute to work once again.  These buns are perfect for transporting lunch with no mess. … Continue reading Purple Sweet Potato Stuffed Buns

Black Bean Burrito Bowl

So.  You made some roasted tomatillo salsa, but you ran out of chips to eat it with.  Fear not, for I have your solution.  A burrito bowl is always a good idea.  Also, you can substitute any ingredients for some that are readily available in your fridge.  Let me know how yours turns out! Ingredients… Continue reading Black Bean Burrito Bowl

Black Bean Hummus

Do you want hummus constantly but have an insatiable desire to consume as many antioxidants as possible like I do?  If so, you should definitely make this recipe.  It’s literally just hummus but with considerably more antioxidants from black beans.  Let me know what you think. Ingredients 3 cups black beans, cooked3 Tbsp. tahini3 cloves… Continue reading Black Bean Hummus

Marinara Pasta

I’ve been on an Italian kick this summer, so marinara sauce has been a staple in my kitchen every week.  This is not a traditional recipe.  It is born from the ingredients and cookware I have available to me.  Feel free to adjust any ingredients you need to suit your preferences.  Have fun! Ingredients 1… Continue reading Marinara Pasta

Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie Bowl

This recipe is the product of the modern world, for it would never had existed prior to the Columbian Exchange (and the invention of freezers for that matter).  Old World spice, cinnamon, was first known in Egypt around 2000 BCE and was also grown in India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Myanmar.  New World food, cacao,… Continue reading Blueberry Cinnamon Smoothie Bowl

Tahini Salad Dressing

I am genuinely surprised that after all this time, I have never posted this ridiculously simple recipe.  Perhaps it was so simple that I never bothered.  Anyway, I’ve been using this recipe a lot lately, and it will be incorporated in many other recipes to come (stay tuned!).  Tahini is most common in the Eastern… Continue reading Tahini Salad Dressing