Stepped Up Stuffed Peppers

View cooking not as a task or chore. Instead shift the perspective to resemble the one we take when embarking on a road trip with stops along the way, some planned and some serendipitous. My Bearded Husband deserves the credit for this concept inspired by the presence of excess bell peppers in our fridge and…

Twice Merrily Baked Potatoes

“Po-Ta-Toes! Boil ‘em, mash ‘em, stick ‘em in a stew…” -Samwise Gamgee OR Bake them twice with a bunch of other scrumptious ingredients. Plus cheese! Treat this recipe as less of a list of rules and more as a set of guidelines. The vegetables, seasoning, and cheese used for the filling can all be substituted…

Quinizza aka Pizza-Flavored Quinoa

The embers of an intense passion gently glow deep within the confines of my soul. I willingly fuel this unquenchable craving on a daily basis, nourishing its presence and embracing its necessity. I speak, of course, of garlic. It will be a strange and unhappy day when something I cook does not contain an (abundant)…

A Toast to Roast…ing!

Roasting remains my go-to method of preparation for fresh vegetables in all their forms. Emerging from the oven highlighted with a golden bloom, vegetables – broccoli, Brussel sprouts, zucchini, the list goes on – remain healthy while adopting a previously elusive level of comfort and satisfaction. I find it difficult to resist the addition of…

Cinderella Sauce

Not everyone enjoys pumpkin flavored foods, and that is their complete and utter prerogative. For this reason. I must refer to this recipe not as pumpkin flavored, but instead, as pumpkin enhanced. Cinderella arrived at the ball in a carriage created from a pumpkin from the garden, and this element of the story worked to…

Merrily Taking It

Want to show you care? Flowers are good, but food is better. Make a ton of this fantastic stew filled with Mediterranean flavors. Enjoy some for yourself, and deliver the rest takeout style to a friend in need. This is one of those dishes that tastes even better the next day, so leftovers are encouraged. Stomachs…

I Kale Chardly Wait for Dinner

Bear with me while I engage in the telling of a personal anecdote to set up the need to showcase this recipe. Feel free to skip and scroll down to the actual recipe to avoid this moment of self-indulgence. Thank you for your time. Despite our differences in protein consumption, Bearded Man Person and I…

Soup to My Level

It may be the middle of summer, but I still can’t resist a hot cauldron of bubbling vegetables. Your fridge is an apothecary cabinet full of ingredients to successfully brew a hunger-curing potion. Meaning, this acts as a great way to clean out your fridge and justify your penchant for over-purchasing vegetables. Rich hummus thickens…

Bake a Chance and Fry Something New

  The classic potato fry. A delightful experience not to be trifled with. That said, other vegetables that can successfully be transformed and consumed in fry form should be applauded and enjoyed. As a strong advocate for the baked sweet potato fry, I am no stranger to fry alternatives. Which is why, upon my first…

Turmeriffic Sweet Potato Patties

Bind together rust-colored sweet potatoes with ecru-esque cannellini beans and emerald swaths of spinach. Turn up the flavor with a blend of spices, smoky and sweet. Don’t forget salty ores of feta and a speckle of onions and garlic. Voila, dinner is served! 1 Large Sweet Potato 1 Can (15.5 oz) Cannellini Beans, Drained &…

You are Beetiful, No Matter What They Say

A ruby in the rough. A husky exterior gives way to a brilliant red violent center of sweetness. We surround this gem with a flawless setting of flavor accoutrements. This serves as a bright accessory that rounds out any meal! Beets, Whole & Raw Olive Oil Aluminum Foil Balsamic Vinegar Feta Cheese Salt & Pepper…

Brussel up Some Grub

No need to balk at Brussel sprouts. Move past your prejudice of this overly mistreated vegetable. Rid your mind of the association with soggy overcooked mushy leaves. Change your flavor paradigm. Roasting tinges the delicate green of this tiny robust cabbage with golden brilliance. The addition of bell peppers, shallots, and garlic bolster the freshness…