Garlic


Garlic Black Beans over Rice Pasta

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? […]

Garlicky Black Beans

Spicy Sweet Mango Lentils

Spicy Sweet Potato & Mango Lentils with Chili Sauce

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 […]


The Flavor Bible

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? Fresh green beans, Meyer lemon from the tree out front, a hint of aromatic garlic and some crispy onions – what is not to love? According to one of my favorite websites, World’s […]


The Best Eggplant – Leek Soup Ever!

Eggplant Leek Soup recipe at the bottom!   _______________________________________   There were a few things about growing up in Massachusetts that I wouldn’t trade the world for.   Cape Cod   I got to bring my baby there back in 2009.  Yikes – my hair was not at its best […]


Tofu Satay with Steamed Broccoli (without the skewer)

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 – Caramelized Onion, Butternut Squash, Mushroom and Thyme Pizza with Garlic Chive Pesto with Dr Hermann Riesling and Organic Pares Balta Penedes Garnatxa Cabernet

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I review a vegetarian dish paired with two different wines from Broadbent Selections. To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. In this case, mushrooms, thyme, butternut, garlic and chives. The wines […]


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

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

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 carbs.  Comfort food.  I’m with ya. Potatoes, chocolate chip cookies, mac n cheese – and anything that is golden in color. I’ve found a way to make […]


Southwest Tortilla Bake

With a severe case of writers block I resorted to asking my three year old what I should write about this Southwest Tortilla Bake and she said, “Tinkerbell.” So there you have it folks.  This dish is as good as Tinkerbell so it must be pretty damn good because Tinkerbell […]


Florida 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 into an 30 degree mountain stream. Finally by morning the bed was warm from body heat, but I couldn’t feel […]