Garlic


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? […]

Garlicky Black Beans

Spicy Sweet Mango Lentils

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 […]


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 […]


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

How many times have you grabbed a seasoning mix to save time and looked at the ingredients and wondered what the heck some of the ingredients were?   If you haven’t done this, I encourage you to do so.  Start reading your labels. More important than just fat, calories and […]

Garlic Unleashed

The Best Eggplant – Leek Soup Ever! 2

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) 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 […]


Wine Down Wednesday with Garlic Balsamic Mushroom Pasta & Wine Pairing 4

Welcome to Wine Down Wednesday where I will feature some lovely wine pairings with a vegan dish – in this post, Garlic Balsamic Mushroom Pasta. Garlic Balsamic Mushroom Pasta is a fusion of tangy and sweet flavors with the savory umami of mushrooms that offer a nice hearty bite. Pair this with a […]

Mushroom Stroganoff

Blast From the Past – Carrot Top Tabbouleh Redo – with Chickpeas!

Last season I created this unexpected recipe to utilize the gorgeous tops of my fresh carrots from the farm.  I just couldn’t bear to throw them away!  Since I got a few bunches with my last pick up I had to create it once again, this time using some chickpeas to create […]


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 3

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 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

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, […]


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 […]