FOOD FOR THOUGHTS
Recipes and pondering
Vegan Smoky Collard Greens
There are few things that this Yankee girl enjoys more than collard greens. These are the bomb. These have a little kick. My first experience with homemade collard greens was with my friend Chance, who showed me how she made them with a smoked turkey leg. I hope you are watching me from heaven. No […]
Shepard's Pie, The ultimate Snowstorm meal, your way.
Its is a whole entire 18 degrees out. BRRR. I think you know where I'm going with this. I don't know about you but I'm making Shepard's Pie. The first time I tasted this I was in Salisbury, England. Also referred to as Cottage Pie, I was swept away, as I have been from day […]
Napa Cabbage and Noodles, Vegan & Gluten Free
This all started when I ordered some Napa Cabbage from Wegmans and what they brought me was enough cabbage to feed an army. It weighed more than my dog and he is 10 lbs. What to do ? I really wanted to use glass noodles, they are made from sweet potato starch. No bueno, I […]
Quick Easy Black Bean Soup, Gluten Free and Vegan
I think any kind of weather is soup weather. When I used to work in a commercial kitchen, my work husband ( who was from El Salvador) used to make Black Bean Soup. He would use fresh black beans. There is nothing like it. This however is an abbreviated version. I used organic canned black […]
What to Keep in Your Gluten Free Pantry, Dry Storage.
It's always good to have some extra odd things on hand for when you don't feel like shopping, have a special meal in mind, or just want to get creative.
Turkish Beetroot Salad, Grounding Culinary Medicine for a New Year, Vegan and Gluten Free
I know I say this all the time, but REALLY this is one of my favorite recipes. I have been craving beets ever since this new reality of ours has surfaced. Every grocery order that I do, I inadvertently forget the beets. Not this time, I really needed them. Here’e why. Last year, I taught […]
Creamy Thai Beet Soup. Culinary Medicine for the Liver
I was looking through recipes to find something different to make with beets. Nothing will flush out toxins from the liver better than beets. The only issue here was I didn't have all of the ingredients. I was missing red curry paste, and lemon grass. So I figured I'd make a version of my own. […]
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