Potato and Caramelized Onion Stuffed Dumplings {Vareniki}

I have a long and abiding love for pierogies. (See here for proof.) I have always eaten the frozen variety due to a woeful lack of old Polish grandmothers in my family. Strangely, it never occurred to me to make my own.  I’m aware that ‘making your own’ is kind of my thing. …and then [Read On]

Homemade Garlicky Refried Beans

Refried beans are a staple food at our house. I can’t imagine trying to feed five boys without refried beans, to be honest. One person or another is always ‘STARVING!’ and ‘ABOUT TO DIE IF I DON’T EAT!’ or ‘HAS A STOMACH THAT IS A GIANT VOID!’.  You thought drama was reserved for daughters? Oh, [Read On]

Cheesy Black Bean Chipotle Quinoa Fritters

Today in the second installment of Dude Food Week in the lead up to the”Big Game”, I am going to please both the vegetarians and the non-vegetarians with a recipe that is SERIOUSLY indulgent and utterly meat-free. Don’t even balk, meat eaters. My house full of carnivores inhaled these things. I promise you that if [Read On]

Roasted Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers with Smoked Paprika Chipotle Sauce

I know I’ve mentioned before that some of my kids are a touch on the picker side. I’ve also pointed out that black bean burgers seem to be a safe vehicle for shoveling more vegetables into their mouths by virtue of the inexplicable fact that they like bean burgers. I have no idea WHY bean [Read On]

Creamy Garlic Cauliflower Sauce

Have you ever stumbled on a recipe that made you holler because it was so good? And then you’re shocked to find out that it’s low in calories and fat? Yeah. No. Neither had I until just a couple of days ago. I was chatting with my friend and fellow food blogger, Mary Younkin of [Read On]

Double Stack Vegan Bean and Mexican Crumbles Tostadas and a GIVEAWAY!

I’ve mentioned before that I was a vegetarian for seven years in my late teens and early adulthood. Although I am clearly no longer a vegetarian, I still eat vegetable-heavy meals and retain some of my eating habits from those years. For instance, I’m an enthusiastic flinger of nutritional yeast (especially on buttered toast and [Read On]

Brazilian Black Bean Stew {with roasted sweet potatoes}

Well, we’ve made it here once again, friends. Tomorrow is the official start of fall. Happy, happy! Joy, joy! Now I can fling comfort food recipes around as much as I want! I want to kick fall off in grand style with a giant vessel of soup or stew. What’s your favourite thing-that-holds-soup?  I love [Read On]

Farmers’ Market Tomato Sauce and Poached Eggs (Shakshuka) | Make Ahead Mondays

I had the pleasure and privilege of being invited to do a cooking demonstration at the Alfred Farmer’s Market yesterday. It being August in New York, I knew the market would likely provide all of the ingredients needed to make one of my all-time favourite fast, fresh, fabulous meals: Shakshuka. Shakshuka -a one dish wonderful [Read On]