Easy Veggie Chili

Easy Veggie Chili

I got some requests for this recipe, so here goes!  I have made quite a few chili recipes (like this one) which are all good in their own right, but sometimes I just like to cook on the fly.  June gloom found us yesterday here in California, so chili just sounded so good.  And it’s … Continue reading

The Tomato Sandwich

The Tomato Sandwich

Sunday’s post about childhood food memories really left me craving a tomato sandwich.  Like the kind my neighbor Betty used to make.  It really is so simple yet so amazing.  Only three humble ingredients, well plus salt and pepper.  If you add anything more, well I don’t consider that to be a true tomato sandwich.  … Continue reading

Fruit Pizza and Food Childhood Memories

Fruit Pizza and Food Childhood Memories

This week has been rough.  For everyone.  Of course the tragedies in both Boston and Texas are on our country’s mind and weigh heavy on all of our hearts.  But a week ago, a couple days before bombings or explosions or wanted fugitives became our nation’s top priority, a dear friend of mine lost her … Continue reading

Friday Finds: Veggie Prints

Friday Finds: Veggie Prints

Inspired by the completely precious hand-painted illustrations inside Rachel Khoo’s new cookbook, The Little Paris Kitchen, I decided to peruse Etsy for a vegetable print for my kitchen.  Four hours later, I still can’t decide on one!  I thought I should share some amazing finds with you all, you know in case you want to … Continue reading

Chipotle Spiced Butternut Squash Oven Fries

Chipotle Spiced Butternut Squash Oven Fries

Today is November 5th right?  You’d never know it if you stepped outside my house right now.  It’s 80 degrees.  And not really the day to crank up my oven to 425 degrees.  Oops!  But I had a plethora of butternut squash on my counter that was just calling out to be made into fries.  … Continue reading

Asian Ramen Salad

Asian Ramen Salad

My mom has made a salad similar to this one for years.  It has always been one of my favorites and also one of those salads I could make a meal out of and and be left feeling completely satisfied after devouring bowl after bowl.  Her trick is to use the seasoning packet in the … Continue reading

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

Vegetarian French Onion Soup

My husband requested French onion soup for dinner last night.  It’s one of his favorite things to eat yet I had never made it for him before.  Sad, I know.  Truthfully, I love French onion soup too but hadn’t had it in years because 99% of the time I see it on a restaurant menu … Continue reading

Vegan Fried Rice

Vegan Fried Rice

I normally don’t just eat a big ol’ bowl of rice for dinner but today I came across a picture of fried rice on the Weight Watchers website that looked pretty scrumptious.  Yeah yeah Weight Watchers.  I’m giving it another go…don’t worry this is just my third or fourth time.  It’s less of a diet … Continue reading

Quinoa Pilaf

Quinoa Pilaf

Tonight I made Giada’s Quinoa Pilaf for Family Dinner Night.  If you are looking for a way to jazz up your quinoa you should try this recipe.  It received high marks all around from my family.  I served it warm but I can’t wait to dig into the cold leftovers tomorrow as I’m betting it … Continue reading

Cheater’s Ratatouille

Cheater’s Ratatouille

I feel weird calling this dish “Ratatouille” because the real French version is way more complex than what I threw together for dinner tonight.  I’ve actually had a lot of different kinds of ratatouille – some that are more like a saucy stew and some made from chunks of vegetables seasoned with Herbes de Provence. … Continue reading

Tomato, Spinach and White Bean Sauté

Tomato, Spinach and White Bean Sauté

When I first made this dish, I called it “Fancy Beans” but then upon further recollection I realized that didn’t really describe the dish at all.  It’s kind of like when you are trying to buy gum and come across that random Bubblicious flavor called “Radical Red” which doesn’t describe the actual flavor whatsoever.  Hence … Continue reading