Spinach, Potato & Chickpea Curry

Spinach, Potato and Chickpea Curry Everyone loves a great curry, but not everyone loves spending all day in the kitchen toasting spices and prepping vegetables.  Somewhere between delivery from your favorite curry house and making your own Garam Masala (which everyone should do once), there must be a shortcut.  Let’s […]


Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Recipe

  Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Of all the tasty spreads, pasta sauces and dips one can prepare in the kitchen, pesto has to have one of the best time to value ratios.  With a food processor/chopper, it is ridiculously quick to prepare and super tasty once finished.  10 minutes is […]


Sauteed Kale with Garlic and Ginger

Hearty Red Chard From green kale to red kale, from collard greens to beet greens, there is a tremendous assortment of hearty leafy greens in the late season that are perfect for cooking with the flavors of your main dish.  All of these greens sauté quickly and are easy to reheat […]


Diner Style Steak and Eggs

When you think of the classic pairings in the world of food – Fish and Chips, Pork Chops and Applesauce, Gin and Tonic – one that doesn’t get as much press is Steak and Eggs.  This is one of those great diner meals that, like a stack of flapjacks, any […]


Tofu Eggless Salad Recipe

Tofu Eggless Salad Sandwich

Long ago, I used a store bought seasoning packet called Eggless Salad that simply mixed into crumbled tofu along with some mayonnaise.  If I’m not mistaken, the first packet I ever had was a freebie in a race goodie.   While I’d always been able to find it at Whole […]

Beef, Unformatted

Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy Recipe

Beef Burgundy Recipe

I’ve never really been a stew person, but recently my wife had requested a couple of different strews to be made and I’ve actually found them to be really tasty and fascinatingly complex.  One was Beef Goulash and the other most recently is the below Slow Cooker Beef Burgundy. As I’ve […]


Garlic and Ginger Immunity Tea

Ginger and Garlic Immunity Tea

Starting to get a scratchy throat?  What about the sniffles?  Was that sneeze from allergies or the start of a cold?  Even worse, what if you are getting a sore throat in Summer? This is when you need this Garlic and Ginger Immunity Tea Given that it’s the time of […]

Kid Friendly, Snacks

Maple Honey Roasted Almonds and Cashews

Honey Roasted Almonds and Cashews

If you’ve ever walked past one of those holiday nut shops that’s making the cinnamon roasted almonds, you know the irresistible smells that it can create.  This recipe for honey roasted almonds and cashews can come pretty close.  Full credit for the original recipe goes to Simply Scratch and the tasty Honey Roasted […]


Wheatberry and Almond Salad

Wheatberries (or wheat berries) are a nutritional powerhouse because of their balance of protein, fiber and carbohydrates.  They also have a great chewy texture, a mild nuttiness and can take on flavors of their surroundings really well.  The gotcha to all of this is that they will take more time to […]


Black Beans and Brown Rice with Achiote

Black Beans with Brown Rice and Achiote Beans and Rice is a classic Latin American comfort food dish to accompany nearly any meat or fish.  It’s even a great snack on its own.  Much like Chilaquiles, there are thousands of ways to make beans and rice whether you’re in the […]