Split Pea Curry

I have been experimenting lately with combining traditional American (geographical) ingredients (like tomatillos) with archetypal dishes from other cultures (like an Indian curry). I used the red lentil curry recipe as a starting point, and I replaced the tomatoes with tomatillos. Because of the acidic, sour flavor that dominates in tomatillos, I needed a sweetness… Continue reading Split Pea Curry

Carrot Ginger Soup

This week, I got sick. Again. I feel like this is a common trend these days. The best thing we can do for ourselves is provide the nutrients and care our bodies require to heal. This soup is full of ginger, which warms and soothes the throat and stomach. The carrots and sweet potato provide… Continue reading Carrot Ginger Soup

Beet Root Hummus on Avocado Toast

In the new year, we could all do with some extra color in our foods.  This is a small way to add in some pink to your toast.  Pink is a color that soothes emotions and promotes a state of wellness in the mind, according to psychological research.  These things never hurt in life, so… Continue reading Beet Root Hummus on Avocado Toast

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

Beet and Pumpkin Soup

This soup is gorgeous.  Even though it tastes slightly like beets, it’s worth it for the color.  Make sure to buy a vibrant, orange pumpkin.  The brighter the color, the better the flavor.  I tried this recipe with butternut squash, and it just wasn’t the same.  Just, get the pumpkin. Ingredients 1 Tbsp. olive oil½… Continue reading Beet and Pumpkin Soup

Beet Falafel with Roasted Sweet Potato

Fall is a time of transition.  While warm summer weather begins to subdue, clouds and cold fronts roll in the brisk, winter weather.  This can be reflected in our cooking.  My meals have increasingly become inundated with harvest vegetables, ready to be roasted and baked.  This recipe represents the transitional season of Fall, utilizing the… Continue reading Beet Falafel with Roasted Sweet Potato

Potato Buns

With the turn of Autumn, starchy vegetables are making an entrance into my life again.  It is once again the time of the potato; one of the glorious aspects of the Fall. Ingredients Buns 2 cups water, warm1 tsp. sugar2 tsp. active dry yeast2 cups all-purpose flour2 cups whole wheat flour1 tsp. salt Filling 1… Continue reading Potato Buns

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 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