Mac and Cheese

mac and cheese

Mac and cheese with three cheeses! That’s thrice the cheesy flavor for thrice the mac and cheese goodness. For this recipe, I’ve used sharp Cheddar, Gouda and Parmesan. Cheddar for the bite (and the classic color) with Gouda for extra creaminess and some Parmesan for extra saltiness. Swap out Parmesan for blue cheese if you […]

Vegan Caesar Salad

vegan caesar salad

Since we love Caesar salad, but I can’t be eating raw eggs right now ’cause fetuses don’t like raw eggs, I came up with an egg-free alternative for Caesar salad. Essentially a vegan Caesar salad. Except you can add cheese if you want! Glorious cheese!

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

Eggplant Parmesan Sandwiches

I did it! (I think) I finally made a belieber out of Chris! (Mostly) Chris finally ate some eggplant and didn’t think it was (very) terrible and gross! Yay for Chris! Yay for me! Yay for you! Yay for eggplant!

Couscous Salad Recipe

Couscous Salad Recipe

Couscous salad is a perfect make-ahead salad for days when you just can’t be bothered to give a flyin’ fark. I mean, just look at it. It’s beautiful. A salad like this will cheer you up (and fill you up) in two seconds flat. I came up with this couscous salad recipe as a little […]

Summer Vegetable Recipes

summer vegetable recipes

I subscribe to a weekly produce delivery from Johnson’s Backyard Garden. Consumer Supported Agriculture (CSA) they call it. I love the idea of supporting a small local farmer (with whom we’ve also shot a couple of videos — fried green tomatoes and beet borscht) and I love the reality of getting a surprise box of […]

Mushroom Millet Cakes

millet cakes

As one within whom the hippie blood runs thick, millet has always appealed to me. It’s my hippie mom’s fault. She, who would only let us eat Cheerios. She, who would never let us have sodas. She, who would only buy Roman Meal bread which I think must have been a compromise between “healthy” and […]

Twice-Baked Potatoes

Twice-Baked Potatoes

When I was a young’un, twice-baked potatoes seemed SO FANCY. The kind of thing only rich people ate at their country clubs. I think that might be because around that time, the mid 80s, country clubs and rich people and fancy food were on my radar thanks to the movie Trading Places, which is an […]

Fried Rice Recipe

Fried Rice Recipe

Though I’ve been specific with the ingredients here, you can also use this as a basic fried rice recipe to jump off from and add whatever vegetable or meat bits you happen to have. Typical Chinese restaurant fried rice (in the US anyway) includes egg, peas, carrots and green onions. Slightly fancier restaurants may also […]

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 […]