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

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

Italian Bean Balls

I can’t remember the last time I had meat balls.  It’s been quite a while.  I might not be the best judge for comparison, but I know these bean balls are delicious enough for any pasta dish.  Try them out and tell me what you think! Note: this recipe uses a food processor.  If one… Continue reading Italian Bean Balls

Stuffed Acorn Squash

This recipe is incredibly versatile.  This is kind of a get-rid-of-all-of-the-vegetables-in-the-fridge recipe, so all ingredients are interchangeable.  Even potatoes can be added if so desired!  It’s simple, easy, and delicious.  That’s all you need.  Let me know what you think! Ingredients 1 acorn squash, cut in half and deseeded ¼ purple onion, roughly chopped 3-5… Continue reading Stuffed Acorn Squash