Avocado Hummus

Avocado hummus! Have you ever heard of such a thing? I hadn’t until I tried some at a farmers’ market a couple weeks ago. Holy jeez. It was delicious, y’all. To make it at home, I adapted my basic hummus recipe (see how to make hummus for more pointers) and the olive oil gets replaced with a large avocado. And […]

Spicy Falafel

Crispy, spicy falafel make a delicious (and fairly easy-but-also-impressive) vegan lunch or dinner. Or even appetizer! Make them little bite-sized balls for snacking or bigger patties for turning into sandwiches or wraps. The trick to making falafel is to start with soaked but not cooked chickpeas. I know it seems wrong to American sensibilities to eat […]

Chorizo fried rice

Chorizo fried rice is great for a quick breakfast or breakfast-for-dinner. I’d heard of bacon fried rice before and I had some really excellent chorizo in the fridge and I figured bacon and chorizo have about the same amount of fat so it ought to work. And it does. See??? Here’s picture proof! The recipe […]

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 […]

Peanut Butter Jelly Bars

These peanut butter and jelly bars are a great kids’ snack to keep around! Sweet enough to interest them, but not full of refined sugar. Whole grain oatmeal, dried fruit, peanut butter — these are wholesome as hell, y’all! Chef Baby likes these for breakfast sometimes, or for a snack to take to the park. […]

Spiced Candied Nuts

These crispy sugar-coated candied nuts are a better mood-setter than any Cinnabon-scented candle around! Plus, you can eat them. You can’t eat that candle. Use any kind of nuts you like for this candied nuts recipe. I like a mix of pecans, walnuts, almonds and hazelnuts (or filberts, as my mom calls them) but you […]

Pimento Cheese

Pimento Cheese Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Pimento cheese is a thing that is truly best when homemade. The stuff in the little plastic tubs just doesn’t do it for me: it’s sweet, it’s pasty, it lacks pizzazz! Homemade pimento cheese — especially mine — is rich and tangy and perfect for […]

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower

Baked Buffalo Cauliflower Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe card Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. Buffalo cauliflower is on the scene, y’all, and it’s being praised as a healthy version of Buffalo wings and I hate to bear the bad news but I don’t think that deep fried […]

Potato Chip Nachos

Potato Chip Nachos Recipe Video – scroll down for recipe Subscribe to my YouTube channel to get notified of new videos. These potato chip nachos are something I came up with a few years ago while under the influence (of lots of whiskey). I included the recipe in my Learn to Cook Book but figured it […]