vegetarian stuffed peppers

Black Bean and Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

Vegetarian stuffed peppers are hearty, healthy, and delicious! It’s hard finding vegetarian main dishes that are not pasta or some kind of cheesy casserole (also usually with pasta!)  I mean there’s tofu, but that’s not always a real crowd pleaser. These stuffed peppers are chock full of veggies, quinoa, and black beans and use a [...]

Buffalo Cauliflower Tacos with Cilantro Avocado Ranch

Buffalo cauliflower tacos will become your new fave. Vegetarian tacos are tough sometimes. They’re often filled with beans and cheese, and not very inspiring at all when it comes to flavor, especially when you compare it to meat versions. I have never been a cauliflower fan — I find it boring — but I do love hot [...]

cheddar parmesan sourdough

Cheddar Parmesan Sourdough Boule

Cheddar Parmesan sourdough anyone? Homemade bread can be intimidating. It doesn’t have to be of course. There are super easy loaves that you can make with little equipment. Then there is sourdough. Making a sourdough starter is a labor of love, for sure. It requires patience, commitment, and lots and lots of flour.  I have [...]

easy vegetarian tortilla soup

Easy Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

The time for an easy vegetarian tortilla soup is now. The weather we’ve been having has not been different from any other year, but that doesn’t mean it’s not irritating. It makes it hard to plan meals when one day it’s 90 and humid and the next is 45 and rainy. Luckily, my pantry is [...]

roasted leeks

Roasted Leeks with Lemon and Parmesan

Roasted leeks with lemon and Parmesan? Yes, please! I try to eat a side of vegetables with every meal. This is definitely easier in the summer when fresh produce is so abundant. And tastier too. A lot of times, it’s the same few over and over. Even though I love broccoli, asparagus, and kale, sometimes [...]

grilled vegetables

Grilled Vegetables with Lemon Caper Dressing

Grilled vegetables are a favorite of mine in the summer. There’s only a limited amount of time where summer produce is at its peak, and that time is now. While grilled vegetables are delicious on their own, they’re better with a delectable lemon caper dressing. Then finished with toasted walnuts? It’s almost like you’re not even [...]

xsummer vegetable side dish

The Perfect Summer Vegetable Side Dish

I’ve been looking for the perfect summer vegetable side dish lately. I love roasted vegetables and eating veggies in soups and stews. In the summer, though, these things can be too heavy. I don’t want to heat up my kitchen, and who wants to eat a stew when it feels like a wet blanket outside? [...]

strawberry and goat cheese crostini

Balsamic Strawberry and Goat Cheese Crostini

Strawberry and goat cheese crostini for the win! Recently I made a last-minute plan to have a few people over. I wanted a snack, but not the usual chips and salsa. I looked in my fridge and found an unopened tube of goat cheese and a quart of strawberries. Because these days, there’s almost always [...]

cilantro lime sauce

Honey Cilantro Lime Sauce

I went to a restaurant recently that is known for its cilantro lime sauce. It was pretty delicious, but I realized that I’ve been making something very similar for years. This is a simple blended sauce that I originally made as a salad dressing. It gets its flavor from cilantro, lime juice, garlic, and honey. [...]

homemade ciabatta

Homemade Ciabatta

Homemade ciabatta is easier than you think and perfect for toast, salads, soups, or on its own. I recently went on a weekend trip and wanted a nice dinner to start the weekend. I made reservations at an upscale place that had an amazing-looking menu. What caught my eye was a crab appetizer that was [...]