Smokey Roast Red Pepper Hummus (yum!)

This is another one of those recipes that is so easy to make and so delicious that you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often. You can use fresh peppers—as I did for this recipe—or jarred ones which you rinse. I cooked the peppers over the grate of my stove at work, but thisContinue reading “Smokey Roast Red Pepper Hummus (yum!)”

Smokey Roast Red Pepper Hummus (yum!)

This is another one of those recipes that is so easy to make and so delicious that you’ll wonder why you don’t make it more often. You can use fresh peppers—as I did for this recipe—or jarred ones which you rinse. I cooked the peppers over the grate of my stove at work, but thisContinue reading “Smokey Roast Red Pepper Hummus (yum!)”

How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)

This is really easy and the outcome is so delicious that I’ve even had a devout “tofu hater” say it was really good. Eaten as a snack, on a salad or sandwich, or as a component to a stir-fry or rice dish, it delicious, healthy, and versatile. I seasoned this with Cajun seasoning and seaContinue reading “How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)”

How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)

This is really easy and the outcome is so delicious that I’ve even had a devout “tofu hater” say it was really good. Eaten as a snack, on a salad or sandwich, or as a component to a stir-fry or rice dish, it delicious, healthy, and versatile. I seasoned this with Cajun seasoning and seaContinue reading “How to make tofu really flavorful and chewy in three simple steps (yup, it’s this simple)”

Buffalo Style Tofu Nuggets…yup, you heard me.

Ok, so first of all, I am fully aware that “Buffalo-Style” and tofu are usually not in the same sentence, but these are really delicious and easy to make, too. I am also fully aware that just because they are tofu does not make them any more healthier than if they were made of chicken.Continue reading “Buffalo Style Tofu Nuggets…yup, you heard me.”

Buffalo Style Tofu Nuggets…yup, you heard me.

Ok, so first of all, I am fully aware that “Buffalo-Style” and tofu are usually not in the same sentence, but these are really delicious and easy to make, too. I am also fully aware that just because they are tofu does not make them any more healthier than if they were made of chicken.Continue reading “Buffalo Style Tofu Nuggets…yup, you heard me.”

Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno (yum!)…

This is another variation of hummus that I’ve posted in the past. This is, as usual, really easy to make and super delicious. If you like hummus, if you like avocado, and if you like spiciness…try this, you won’t be sorry. Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno Makes about 4 cups 3 tablespoonsContinue reading “Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno (yum!)…”

Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno (yum!)…

This is another variation of hummus that I’ve posted in the past. This is, as usual, really easy to make and super delicious. If you like hummus, if you like avocado, and if you like spiciness…try this, you won’t be sorry. Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno Makes about 4 cups 3 tablespoonsContinue reading “Spicy Avocado Hummus with Roast Garlic and Jalapeno (yum!)…”

Vegetable Broth!

I’ve been experimenting with vegetable broth recipes for a while now, for days when I choose to not eat meat, which has been becoming more and more frequent. This is not meant to be a vegetarian substitute or imitation of a meat-based broth because nothing can substitute the richness of a well made chicken orContinue reading “Vegetable Broth!”

Vegetable Broth!

I’ve been experimenting with vegetable broth recipes for a while now, for days when I choose to not eat meat, which has been becoming more and more frequent. This is not meant to be a vegetarian substitute or imitation of a meat-based broth because nothing can substitute the richness of a well made chicken orContinue reading “Vegetable Broth!”

Two hummus are better than one…

I really like hummus. There, I said it. But who doesn’t? Okay, there likely are a few people. But seriously, this stuff is good. Especially variations like this that are bursting with so much flavor it’s making me salivate just looking at the photos. The top photo is an artichoke variety and the photo belowContinue reading “Two hummus are better than one…”

Sweet and Spicy Almonds!

Ok. So these are so easy to make and so tasty that your going to wonder why you’ve never made them before. They go great with a beer or glass of wine or simply as a snack on their own (or even over a salad). Just make them, you wont be sorry.  Sweet and SpicyContinue reading “Sweet and Spicy Almonds!”

Mixed Vegetables with Twice-Cooked Garlic, Hot Peppers, and Lemon

So as usual this is really easy to make and bursting with flavor. This is really just another variation of an aglio e olio recipe, but in this case the aglio is cooked twice. By slowly cooking the garlic and peppers first–and then straining them out–the oil becomes infused with flavor, which is then compoundedContinue reading “Mixed Vegetables with Twice-Cooked Garlic, Hot Peppers, and Lemon”

Crispy Tandoori Tofu!

I’ve posted a recipe for this tofu–or at least a variation of it–in the past but I made it for staff lunch today and thought I’d re-post it because it is so easy and delicious to make. Sometimes I eat it as a salad component but today I ate it on a sandwich with toumContinue reading “Crispy Tandoori Tofu!”

Toum! (an interpretation)

So this is a variation of a variation of a variation…but geeze ‘o man is it good. What, you may wonder, am I talking about. Garlic mayonnaise and it’s many variation. The south of France (and Italy and Spain) have Aioli (the French word for garlic is ail), in the Middle East there is theContinue reading “Toum! (an interpretation)”

Chop This! (The easiest and likely the most nutritious and delicious salad you’ll ever make.)

Okay. So if you have a garden–or even if you don’t–now is the time to seize summer’s bounty. Whether you grow it yourself or purchase it at the store, the time is ripe for summer vegetables. And when the vegetables are as perfectly ripe as they are right now, eating them raw (or some lightlyContinue reading “Chop This! (The easiest and likely the most nutritious and delicious salad you’ll ever make.)”

A Creamy and Delicious "Ice Cream" Recipe that Takes Just Five Minutes to Make and Contains only Two Ingredients.

Okay…so a bit of clarification. This is not ice cream in the classic sense in that it does not contain cream, but it is without doubt delicious. And while it may only take you a couple minutes of prep time it will actually take longer than five minutes because it has to freeze. But, onContinue reading “A Creamy and Delicious "Ice Cream" Recipe that Takes Just Five Minutes to Make and Contains only Two Ingredients.”

A Really Simple Five Minute Recipe To Make Cauliflower Taste Delicious

Okay, so maybe this will take more than five minutes, but not more than ten. And while I made this with cauliflower this could easily be adapted to other vegetables as well. The key factors are onion, garlic, spices, and caramelizing the vegetable. It is really easy, and this is how I made it. SliceContinue reading “A Really Simple Five Minute Recipe To Make Cauliflower Taste Delicious”

Bean Curd and Mixed Vegetables!

I’ve posted this in the past but not in a while so I thought I would re-post it. This is one of my favorite Asian recipes. It is really easy to make and really delicious (and nutritious, too). The only difference in the recipe pictured and the one written below is that I used aContinue reading “Bean Curd and Mixed Vegetables!”

Chickpea and Haricots Verts Falafel with Spicy Roast Pepper Taratoor Sauce (Yum!)

So yes, these little vegetarian/vegan nuggets are as good as they look (bet you can’t eat just one). And yes (as usual) they are really simple–exceedingly simple–to make. They are not only a play on the classic falafel and taratoor sauce (chickpea fritters and sesame-garlic sauce), they are actually a variation of an earlier postContinue reading “Chickpea and Haricots Verts Falafel with Spicy Roast Pepper Taratoor Sauce (Yum!)”