Simple Lentil Soup (and also the best!)

I’ve said it before, bean soups are some of my favorite soups. And this simple lentil soup has quickly wormed its way into my heart and stomach and that turn of phrase is slightly inappropriate on a food blog but you know what I mean. The key is a little bit of bacon. I know! […]

Creamy Orzo with Mushrooms

Ooh lala! If you’re looking for a super easy thing to make that kids and grown-ups will all eat, creamy orzo with mushrooms is the thing. Orzo is a tiny rice-shaped pasta (orzo means barley in Italian) that is most often used in soups, but I like to cook it as a side dish and […]

Salmon Sweet Potato Croquettes

These salmon sweet potato croquettes are almost the definition of “clean eating” — a handful of healthful ingredients combined into a simple and quick recipe that makes you feel good to eat. I’m not sure if butter and breadcrumbs are technically “clean” but close enough. And you can make these without the breadcrumb coating if you’re […]

Cornbread Waffles with Black Beans

This used to be something I’d make often for dinner when I was vegetarian. Cornbread waffles with black beans, sour cream, salsa and avocado are a fun and cheap meal. Healthy and wholesome, too! Make big, standard sized waffles and serve them like a tostada with all the toppings piled on top. Or make mini waffles […]

Slow-Cooker Navy Bean Soup

I love bean soups. Soup might be my favorite way to eat beans (besides refried, of course). This slow-cooker navy bean soup came together because I’ve been trying to clear out my pantry and I found a half-pound of navy beans in there just lounging about. So I turned them into a vegetarian navy bean […]

Taco Pockets! Homemade Hot Pockets

I’m calling these “taco pockets” because it has a nice ring to it, but they’re really just homemade Hot Pockets. Except I don’t think Hot Pockets has a “taco” flavor; or at least they didn’t start out that way. I know because I used to eat a shitload of Hot Pockets when I was in […]

Roasted Chickpeas!

I got really ambitious last weekend and made us some healthy snacks to eat through the week. And boy, did we. I cooked a pound of chickpeas and made hummus with a third of them, made a quick curry for dinner with another third, and made roasted chickpeas with the last portion. It was the first time […]

Moqueca – Brazilian Seafood Stew

Moqueca is a dead-simple, Brazilian seafood stew characterized by coconut milk, bell peppers and dendê oil. Dendê oil is also known as red palm oil. Red palm oil is pressed from the fruit of oil palm trees and has a beautiful bright orange-red color. Its taste is somewhat meaty; its fragrance is slightly of anise; it’s […]

World’s Best Tuna Melt!

It truly is the world’s best. This tuna melt recipe was shown to me by Chris, of all people. I say that because he’s not really much of a cook and it’s the only thing I can recall that he showed me in the kitchen. What makes it super special is the pineapple! Before you […]