Garlic


Garlicky Black Beans

Garlic Black Beans over Rice Pasta 1

The secret is in the sauce with my Garlic Black Beans over Rice Pasta. Extra garlic, onions, Kalamata olive paste and sundried tomatoes are tied together with a dash of balsamic for pure perfection. What is the first thing you are usually thinking about when you get up each morning? […]


Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce 2

One bite of my Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce will have your taste buds dancing. Layers of flavor create balance in this dish; aromatic, fresh ginger, cooling coconut milk, sweet mango, a little heat from the chili sauce, and salty, savory miso ~ all tied together in a neat […]

Spicy Sweet Mango Lentils

Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions

Ready to get a little crazy? How about THIS instead of your same old green bean casserole? Simple Lemon Garlic Green Beans with Crispy Onions. Fresh green beans, Meyer lemon from the tree out front, a hint of aromatic garlic and some crispy onions – what is not to love? […]

Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Unleashed

Are you reading your ingredients? Check out Garlic Unleashed! 2

Have you ever grabbed a seasoning mix, looked at the ingredients and wondered what some of the ingredients were?  Feel safe with Garlic Unleashed! If you haven’t done this, I encourage you to do so.  Start reading your labels. More important than just fat, calories and carbs, we should be […]


The Best Eggplant – Leek Soup Recipe Ever! 4

Discover bold layers of flavor and creamy smooth texture (without the cream!) in this Eggplant Leek Soup Recipe There are a few things about growing up in Massachusetts that I wouldn’t trade for the world. Cape Cod is one of them. I was so excited when I got to bring my […]

Eggplant Leek Soup Recipe

Tofu Satay with Steamed Broccoli (without the skewer) 2

Tofu Satay with Steamed Broccoli is a mouthwatering medley of flavors – salty, sweet, savory, aromatic and pungent. One bite and you’ll be in heaven! This was one of those dinners that came out so great that I wanted to save the list of ingredients but I hadn’t measured everything […]


Wine Down Wednesday – Mixed Beans with Kale and Quinoa

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I will review a vegan dish paired with two different wines.  To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. Bay, garlic, thyme and vinegar are the flavors we will pair with this casual […]


Baked Pineapple Curry Tofu with Fried Basmati Rice and Veggies 1

Two facts. 1. Waste and I are not friends. 2. Kids have no problem with waste. For example. I bought Band-Aids with Tinkerbell on them.Every morning my daughter asks me if she can have a Band-Aid. “Where is the booboo?” She inspects her hands, brow wrinkling in thought. “Right here.” […]


Hasselback Rutabaga Recipe 6

Never be bummed about getting rutabaga in your CSA basket again. I’ll show you how to cook rutabaga like a champ with my Hasselback Rutabaga Recipe. What I’ve learned by researching on Foodgawker for the most gawked recipe photos of all time (at least in Foodgawker time) is that that people like […]

Hasselback Rutabaga Recipe

Southwest Tortilla Bake 1

This Southwest Tortilla Bake is one of our family’s standby recipes. Everyone loves it and it’s super simple to put together after a long day. Rich tomato sauce, flavorful, mild Southwest seasoning and hearty burger “meat” blend together for a hearty meal. With a severe case of writers block I […]


Super Sexy Sweet Potato, Butternut and Cabbage Soup 1

Can I just ask whose idea was it to take a perfectly good foot and decide that the heel of it needed to be four inches taller?  In fact, the toes are too wide. Let’s stuff them into a pointy shape like a gnome hat and call it fashion. Furthermore, […]


Winter Potato Salad

Winter Potato Salad

Celebrate Florida winter produce any time of year with this creamy, tender winter potato salad. Growing up in the Northeast was tough.  Especially since my dad kept the heat just high enough to keep the pipes from freezing. At night I slept with five blankets-when I first got in bed it was like diving […]