Pork Lettuce Wraps

Pork Lettuce Wraps

Lettuce wraps are the ultimate summer fare — they are quick and easy to make, versatile, light and healthy. You can serve them hot or cold. You can add any vegetables you have on hand, and you can use ground turkey or chicken or even tofu in place of the pork in this recipe. The […]

Choripanes!

Choripanes!

Choripanes were invented in Argentina, but similar sandwiches are eaten in Uruguay, Brazil, and Chile. Choripán is a portmanteau of chorizo and pan – sausage and bread — but that’s not all there is to it. Chimichurri is what makes the sandwich famous.

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

Black Bean Quinoa Burgers

The problem with so many veggie burger recipes is the blah, mushy texture. Not these, boyee! Black bean quinoa burgers are high-protein and nutrient-dense. I added minced kale though you can use spinach, but kale gives a more interesting texture. Mashed black beans, chewy quinoa, crunchy almonds and a smidge of cheese (optional!) make sure these […]

Filet-O-Fish Copycat

Filet-O-Fish Copycat

I say “copycat” but really, this version is much tastier than the McDonald’s Filet O Fish sandwich, and more filling with less calories. I think you’ll agree that this isn’t the first time a copycat recipe turned out better than the original. Though I don’t celebrate Lent, I found an article last week explaining how […]

Pizza Roll Recipe

Pizza Roll Recipe

I wanted to make pizza rolls, like the things you buy frozen — little bite-sized pockets of dairy fat and shortening surrounding a tiny cube of “pepperoni” — but quickly realized that I don’t have the patience for making 100 bite-sized pizza pockets and if I don’t have the patience for that, who does?! (That […]

Beet BLT Sandwich

Beet BLT Sandwich

A couple of weeks ago, Volkswagen approached me with the following idea: borrow a VW for a couple of days, drive around somewhere cool, and track the trip using their new SmileDrive app. Since Chris and I are in the market for a new car, and Chris loves playing with new apps, we figured what […]

Veggie Burger Recipe

Veggie Burger Recipe

This vegan bean burger recipe is very flexible, giving you endless variety. Avoid highly processed, pre-made veggie burgers and make your own! Yay! You can even store them in the freezer! Whee!

Milanesa Torta

milanesa torta

Milanesa is like the South American chicken fried steak. Milanesa Torta is like the South American DQ “Dude”. It’s basically one of the most delicious things ever created because it combines crunchy fried meat with bread and avocado and sour cream and a lingering fear that you’re about to eat too much combined with the […]

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi

Spam Musubi is a Hawaiian specialty, often served at lunch or for a snack. It’s incredibly simple in its basest form: SPAM, rice, seaweed. Similar to sushi rolls, but squared off; it reminds me of a sandwich. Aside from the outrageous amounts of sodium in the SPAM (and courteously overlooking the “pink slime” nature of […]