Slow Cooker Bean Chili

Sometimes hubby and I have busy weeks, full of after hours work responsibilities and/or social plans. Many times our schedules oppose each others’ and there are weeks that we don’t eat dinner together at all. Those weeks can easily mean back-to-back takeout or fast food for dinner, but due to the costs of those options…

Pesto Gnocchi with Veges

  Tonight was hubby’s turn to cook dinner. I had mentioned to him in passing that there was a bag of frozen gnocchi in the freezer for whenever we didn’t have the energy for something more creative, and he decided to take up this option for our dinner this evening. It was such a good…

Chickpea Pasta with Sweet Potato

One of the best inventions ever was the one pot meal. All you have to do is chop and measure the ingredients, put it all in a pot together, leave it to simmer, and voila, a deeply flavorful meal with minimal effort and clean up. I’d been meaning to try Smitten Kitchen’s Quick Pasta and…

Pulled Pork Sandwiches

One of my favorite comfort foods ever in my pre-vegan days was a good pulled pork sandwich. There was nothing like the smokey flavor and the fall apart texture of this delicious festival food. When I became a vegan two years ago, I was on the hunt for something that could satiate my barbecue cravings….

Saturday is for PIZZUH ZUH

It’s Saturday, which means we’re having PIZZA! In my home growing up, we had takeout pizza nearly once a week, always on a Friday or Saturday when Mom didn’t feel like cooking. Even though the pizza featured above was not delivery and therefore required cooking, it was so simple, it almost doesn’t count! With frozen…

Slow Cooker Sweet Potatoes and Cardamom Rice

I must confess that I don’t watch “This Is Us”, so I am still wholeheartedly a fan of the slow cooker and all of its glory. While it is mostly hailed for its tender-meat-cooking abilities, the slow cooker also has its way with vegetables, especially the heartier squashes and potatoes. Last night I decided to…

French Green Beans with Couscous

The past two days were really fantastic. Besides being a rare warm March weekend, my parents came to visit us to celebrate Easter and my mom’s birthday! While they were here, we walked all over the city, enjoyed the rare opportunity to be outside, and ate a lot of delicious food together. Even though we…

Mushroom and Spinach Risotto

Today it was hubby’s turn to handle dinner, but he very nicely asked if I could help him make risotto since he wasn’t sure how to cook it and he had a yen. I also liked the sound of risotto for dinner, so I agreed to help. Plus, it would be great for him to…

Soba noodles with veggies and marinated tofu

One of my biggest faults is that I cannot say no. If someone I know asks me to help them out with something, I can never refuse. Recently a coworker asked if I would volunteer to help with a special project she was initiating; as you might have already predicted, I said yes. The volunteering…