Nikki’s Tahini Sauce

This one I learned from the best partner anyone could have. She cooked this for me once on an earlier date and I LOVED it! So here it is for you to try on your veggies or Farro Bowl Recipe. Enjoy! Ingredients: ⅓ cup tahini1 inch ginger, minced or grated2 garlic cloves, minced or grated1 […]

Greek Chicken Souvlaki

This recipe was a great one we took to my Brother’s house. It was a fun day and the food was oh so tasty. OG RECIPE HERE Ingredients: For Souvlaki Marinade For the Chicken: Directions NOTES:

Tahini Yogurt Sauce

This one comes from one of my favorite cookbook series Short Stacks. This one comes Cauliflower book on a page 25-26 for the Cauliflower Shawarma. Ingredients: 1/4 cup tahini3/4 cup full-fat yogurt 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice1 small garlic cloveKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Directions:


This recipe was sooooo good. I loved how easy it was and flavorful as well. You can keep it in your fridge for days, so no need to worry about making a double batch. Dive right in and start making this one. OG RECIPE HERE Ingredients: FOR THE SAUCE: Just mix it all in a […]


This recipe was delicious and a fun new way to have tofu in our house. We hope you enjoy and give it a try! Ingredients: FOR THE TOFU: FOR THE SEASONING: OPTIONAL NOTES: Might make it all smoked paprika next time and add more cayenne to make it more of a kick. Directions Tofu prep: […]

Brothy Thai Curry Soup with Tomatoes

A jarred red curry paste is the central flavor of this wonderfully restorative and nourishing broth. Coconut milk lends a subtle creaminess, and the cherry tomatoes become bright little jammy bursts. You can use fresh tomatoes when in season, but canned tomatoes do just as well. Ladle the piping hot broth over seasoned tofu pieces […]

Sweet & Spicy Roasted Nuts

These nuts are a nice sweet treat. I loved the addition of the little seeds. Don’t make this without them… Wink! OG recipe here Ingredients: FOR THE BROTH: Directions

Socca (Farinata)

I learned this recipe from a great series called Short Stacks! This is a great GF option for making a tasty dish. Check it out! Ingredients: FOR THE BROTH: Directions

Mushroom Ramen Broth (Dashi)

This is such a good and easy veggie ramen. You just need to plan ahead a little with the broth. Give this rich and flavorful recipe a try. We were blown away at how good the broth got in this recipe.  The OG recipe is here  Ingredients: FOR THE BROTH: 8 cups good low-sodium vegetable […]

Roasted Broccoli and Brussels Salad

This one is a great veggie main. I love, it’s bright flavor and fun. Give this one a go in your house. OG recipe here Ingredients: For The Veggies: 2 small heads broccoli, cut into 1-inch florets 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced 1/4 cup olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided […]

BBQ VEGAN Stuffed Sweet Potatoes

This one is a great recipe that just is super awesome that will make you want more and more. Here is the original recipe.    Ingredients: 4 large sweet potatoes 1 can jackfruit (14-20 ounce can depending how much you want) I use a BBQ bag. Just one.  1/2 package of oyster mus1 can lentils (15 oz) […]

Peruvian Lomo Saltado

This one comes from an advisee’s mother. Kira shared this recipe it happens to also be on Tasty.  Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, divided 1 lb sirloin steak, cut into strips (New York or Ribeye)  salt, to taste black pepper, to taste ½ red onion, sliced 1 medium tomato, sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon […]

Dilly Bean Stew with Cabbage and Frizzled Onions

This stew is amazing. It is another recipe from Alison Roman Nikki and I made it and licked it all up. We did try a few other topping ideas such as butter, sour cream, and a fried egg. Not needed, but certainly loved. Ingredients: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more (optional)  2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more  […]

Veggie Chicken Slices

This one you need soy slices. I get mine from Moe’s here in MKE. Tasty recipe, but you need this rare ingredient.    Ingredients: Soy chicken slices (1/2 the package we bought) 3 tablespoons Mushroom, oyster sauce 2 tsp chili garlic sauce (optional) 1/2 tsp white sugar (really, I already halved it lol) 2 cloves […]

Anda Bhurji Eggs

This recipe is delicious eggs. Give it a whirl today!    Ingredients: 3 tbsp neutral oil 1 medium yellow onion, finely chopped  3 ripe roma tomatoes or equivalent, roughly chopped  3 cloves garlic, minced 1 inch piece ginger finely minced/grated 1/2-1 jalapeno based on spice preference, minced Salt, kosher or sea 1 tbsp Pau bhajji […]

Kachumber Gazpacho

This recipe is a great cold soup. It is kind of like Gazpacho. It has Indian flavors and is super tasty. It does however require a sitting time of 12 hours. Make in the morning or overnight. Original recipe here.   Ingredients: 2 pounds heirloom tomatoes (about 5 medium), cored 1 small cucumber, peeled and […]


This Keto Naan is wonderful and I could snarf it all down in a second. This one comes from here. Ingredients: 3 cups Mozzarella cheese 2 tbsp Full-fat Greek yogurt 2 large Eggs 1 1/2 cups Wholesome Yum Blanched Almond Flour 1 tbsp Baking powder 2 tbsp Unsalted butter 1/2 tsp Garlic powder 1 tbsp Fresh […]

Vegetarian Shepard’s Pie

This is a mod of a NY Times recipe that Nikki and I made with Mila. It is so tasty and a must try. Start making it today!  Ingredients: Makes 9×13 pan, 6-8 servings, Cook time: 90 minutes Filling: 2 tbsp olive oil 2 tbsp butter 1 leek 2 cloves garlic 1 cup cherry tomatoes, […]

Whoopie Pies & Cream Cheese Frosting

This recipe comes from and you should give these delicious vegan wings a try– I promise they will taste JUST like the meat version. The seitan chicken has taken me roughly 2 years to perfect. It is moist, and perfectly spiced. For the “bones” you can use either sugar cane or popsicle sticks; or […]

Miso Tahini Ginger Dressing

This one was taught to me by Nikki! It is soooo good and so simple. I love this one over just about anything… Seriously, this is a must try! This makes 2 dinner size bowls Ingredients: ⅓ cup tahini1 inch ginger, minced or grated2 garlic cloves, minced or grated1 heaping tsp white or yellow miso […]

Vegan Buffalo Wings Recipe

This recipe comes from and you should give these delicious vegan wings a try– I promise they will taste JUST like the meat version. The seitan chicken has taken me roughly 2 years to perfect. It is moist, and perfectly spiced. For the “bones” you can use either sugar cane or popsicle sticks; or […]

Best Homemade Ranch Salad Dressing

This recipe is one that we love around here… Seriously, this will cause you to stop buying Ranch at the store.  Ingredients: ▢1/2 cup mayonnaise ▢1/2 cup sour cream ▢1/2 cup buttermilk or regular milk (2 Tblsp dried powered butter, milk *** Add directly to mixture without adding the required water)  ▢¾ – 1 teaspoon […]

Tofu Chorizo

This one is another great recipe from Nikki! You can seriously use this all over the place. She made one change noted below. She baked it instead of frying it. This recipe does require some rest time and bake time. I would clear about 1 1/2 hours for this. Nothing hard, just marinating time really.  […]

Spiced Chickpea Stew with Coconut and Turmeric

This recipe comes from the New York Times Cooking section. The recipe is one by Alison Roman. It is so delicious. It serves 4-6 and takes about 1 hour to make.  Ingredients: ¼ cup olive oil, plus more for serving 4 garlic cloves, chopped 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 (2-inch) piece ginger, finely chopped Kosher salt and black […]

InstaPot Time Charts

I am new to using and Instapot. As someone who loves to cook, I use it more to quickly make an ingredient rather than a whole dinner. This post is where I keep all my time and directions for things I have made and love.  Black Eye Beans ▢ 1 cup dried beans  ▢ 3 […]

Sichuan Spicy Peanuts

This recipe is another recipe from the wonderful cookbook Chinese Home Style. Give this one a try. It is quick, easy and delicious. Also the Sichuan pepper will cause your mouth to go slightly numb… It is super cool, but I just want you to know so that you don’t think something is wrong. Enjoy […]

Easy Cucumber Salad

This recipe comes from a book that I love, but I don’t own yet. It is called Chinese Homestyle you can find a link here Ingredients: 1 English Cucumber (11 ounces or 300 g), partially peeled. 3 cloves garlic, crushed and minced1 tablespoon Chinking vinegar1 tablespoon light soy sauce1 teaspoon sugar½ teaspoon salt½ teaspoon toasted sesame […]

Blue Cheese Cake Dip

This recipe I got from a friend at work. I think you will love it. Makes a great app and even for people who don’t like Blue Cheese! Give this one a try today.  Ingredients: 2 Tbls Butter1 Cup Crushed cheese crackers16 oz soft cream cheese8 oz gorgonzola or blue cheese3 eggs 1/4 cup flour1/4 tsp […]


This one was a fun veggie pizza that tastes great! I got it from this website. Check them out! Ingredients: 4 oz (110 grams) mozzarella in water (or from ½ to ⅔ cup shredded firm mozzarella – see notes below*)4 oz (110 grams) feta, crumbled1 ½ cup (200 grams) cherry tomatoes, cut into halves2 medium-sized […]

Oat Ball Snack

This one I learned from Nikki. It is wonderful! Ingredients: 1 1/4 cups rolled oats 2 tablespoons “power mix-ins” chia seeds, flaxseeds, hemp seeds, or additional rolled oats 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/3 cup honey  1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips 4 tbsp chopped peanuts OR 2 […]

Veggie Fried Rice

This one I learned from Nikki. It is wonderful! Ingredients: 3 cups cooked rice, preferably leftover, but can make same day and cool 2 cloves garlic (minced) 1 inch sized piece of ginger (minced or grated) 1 small onion, finely diced 1 small carrot, finely diced ½ cup frozen corn ½ cup frozen peas 2 […]

Brown Derby

This is a tasty drink in summer when grapefruits are in season. Ingredients: 1 1/2 oz bourbon1 oz grapefruit juice, freshly squeezed1/2 oz honey syrup (1 part honey, 1 part water in pan till they two meld together)garnish with grapefruit twist Directions: Add the bourbon, grapefruit juice and honey syrup into a shaker with ice […]


This one is one that Mila learned at Summer Camp. She loved learning from Chef Bill at school. Ingredients: 1 14 OZ pack of Extra Firm TofuCorn Starch for coating1 cup sweet chili sauce Directions: Drain and press tofu Cube tofu into 1/2 inch blocks Dredge in corn starch Pan fry until golden brown Coat […]

Barbecued Seitan Ribz (Vegan Ribs) – ATTEMPT #2

This was so good. Here is one link Ingredients: 1 cup vital wheat gluten2 tablespoons nutritional yeast2 teaspoons smoked Spanish paprika2 teaspoons onion powder1 teaspoon garlic powder3/4 cup water2 tablespoons tahini or other nut butter1 tablespoon soy sauce or coconut aminos1 teaspoon Liquid SmokeAbout 1 cup of your favorite barbecue sauce see some suggestions Directions: […]

Veggeroni (Seitan Pepperoni)

The OG recipe is here Dry Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup vital wheat gluten1/4 cup nutritional yeast3/4 teaspoon salt2-3 teaspoons Spanish smoked paprika1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (use more for spicier pepperoni)3/4 teaspoons mustard seeds1 teaspoon fennel seeds1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon onion powder Wet Ingredients: 2 tablespoons cashew butter (may […]

Barbecued Seitan Ribz (Vegan Ribs)

This was so good. Here is one link The OG recipe is here Ingredients: 1 cup vital wheat gluten2 tablespoons nutritional yeast1 tablespoon smoked paprika2 teaspoons onion powder1 teaspoon garlic powder2 tablespoons almond butter or any other nut butter1 tablespoon soy sauce¾ cup of water1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar FOR THE RUB: ¾ cup raw […]

No Churn Ice Cream – Orange Ice Cream Dream

When I was a kid, I loved going to the pool and get this kind a treat! It was sweet and refreshing. Ingredients: 1 large orange, juiced and zested1 lime, juiced and zested1 3/4 cup powdered sugar2 cups heavy cream, cold (1 pint) Directions: Zest both the orange and the lime. Juice orange and lime […]

No Churn Ice Cream – Coffee & Chip Ice Cream

This one is a tasty treat! Ingredients: 2-3 TBsp instant coffee granules (I used 3) 2 cups heavy cream, cold (this is 2 of the pint sizes)14 oz can sweetened condensed milk1 Cup milk or dark chocolate, coarsely chopped (you can use chocolate chips if you wish) Optional Additions: 1/2 cup chocolate covered espresso beans […]

No Churn Ice Cream – Cookie Monster Ice Cream

This one is Mila’s favorite ice-cream in the whole world. Ingredients: 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk2 cups heavy cream, cold (this is 2 of the pint sizes)1 Tbsp Vanilla20 Chocolate Sandwich Cookies (Oreos)15 Chocolate Chip Cookies (soft or chewy) Directions: With a stand mixer, whisk attachment or a hand mixer, whip heavy cream and […]

No Churn Ice Cream – Peanut Butter

This one is simple and easy. We got the recipe from here Ingredients: 14 oz can sweetened condensed milk1 cup creamy peanut butter, divided2 tsp vanilla extract¼ tsp salt2 cups heavy cream, cold Directions: Whisk together the condensed milk, ½ cup peanut butter, vanilla extract and salt in a large bowl, set aside. Melt the […]

Lemony Snap Pea Salad

Such a tasty recipe and so simple. Give this one a go! Ingredients: 10 oz sugar snap peas*¼ cup basil1 lemon1 baby shallot (walnut sized), minced½-1 tsp maple syrupExtra virgin olive oil½-1 tsp sea salt½ tsp pepper½ tsp red pepper flakes (optional)¼ cup shelled roasted pistachios, roughly chopped Directions: Zest the lemon, either with a […]

Best Roasted Broccoli

Love this Broccoli, it was one of the first things that Nikki made for me and I LOVED it! Have a go with this one. Ingredients: 3 cups broccoli florets, in large but still edible pieces1 Tbsp sesame oil1 Tbsp neutral oil (vegetable, canola, peanut, or avocado)½ tsp Garlic powder½ tsp saltPepperPinch Red Pepper Flakes […]

Farro Bowls with Miso Tahini Ginger Dressing

This one was taught to me by Nikki! It is soooo good and so simple. I had never had Farro before, but I now love it. Give this one a try now! This makes 2 dinner size bowls Ingredients: 2 cups broccoli florets1 medium sweet potatoChopped romaine or salad mix⅔ cup dry farro (the easiest […]

Watermelon Poke Bowl

Made this one last summer and it is oh so good. Here is the OG recipe. Enjoy this one today or every day! Ingredients: Marinade 2 tsp Tahini6 tbs cup Soy Sauce or Coconut Amino’s2 tbs Rice VinegarJuice 1/2 Lime1 tsp Dried Chilli Flakes1 cloves Garlic1 tbs SrirachaThumb Sized Piece Ginger2 Spring Onions/Scallions3 tbs Sesame […]

Coconut and Tamarind Chicken Curry

This one comes from Made In India by Meera Sodha! This is a great cookbook and she is a great recipe maker. Ingredients: 2 Tablespoon canola oil1 cinnamon stick, broken in two10 fresh curry leaves (not essential, but lovely)1 large onion, sliced4 cloves of garlic, crushed1 3/4 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated 1 […]


This salad is awesome and fresh! Ingredients: 1/2 cucumber (around 10 ounces) seeds scooped out7 ounces radishes 4 scallionsSeeds of 1 pomegranate1 ounce cilantro4 Tablespoons canola oil1 teaspoon mustard seeds1 14 ounce can chickpeas1/2 teaspoon chili powder (I use paprika)3/4 teaspoon salt2 teaspoons sugarjuice of 1/2 lemon2 Tablespoons desiccated coconut1/2 teaspoon chaat masala Directions: Cut […]


This one is a great recipe that Adam, my former roommate and best friend would make from time to time. Thanks for this great recipe Adam! Ingredients: BLACKENED SEASONING 1 Tbsp. Smoked Paprika1/2 Tbsp. Cayenne Powder1/2 Tbsp. Onion Powder1/2 tsp. Garlic Powder1/2 tsp. Ground Black Pepper 1/2 tsp. Salt1/4 tsp. Dried Basil1/4 tsp. Dried Oregano […]

Moroccan Dipping Sauce

This one is tasty and easy! Ingredients: Juice of 2 lemons (about 1/4 cup) 1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon) 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/4 teaspoon paprika (sweet, hot, or smoked)pinch ground cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper1/3 cup olive oil1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves, minced (about 2 tablespoons)1/2 cup fresh parsley […]

Best Stir-Fry Sauce Ever

This one is tasty and easy! Ingredients: 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar1 clove garlic, minced (about 1 teaspoon)2 teaspoons Chinese five-spice powder1/2 teaspoon crushed red fresh orange juice flakes2 Tablespoon fresh orange juice3 Tablespoons coconut aminos Directions: In a small bowl, mix the vinegar, garlic, five spice powder and red pepper flake with a fork to […]

Ras El Hanout

The name means top of the shop! This is a North African spice mix that tastes great! Ingredients: 2 teaspoons salt2 teaspoons ground cumin2 teaspoons powdered ginger2 teaspoons ground black pepper1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon1 teaspoon ground coriander1 teaspoon ground cayenne pepper1 teaspoon ground allspice1/2 teaspoon ground cloves1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg Directions: Mix all with […]

Sunshine Sauce

This sauce is a great dipping or topping sauce for just about anything. Give it a whirl! This sauce Ingredients: 1/4 cup sunflower seed butter (no sugar) or favorite butter2 Tablespoons lime juice1 Tablespoon coconut aminos (soy sauce) 1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1/4 teaspoon powdered gingerdash ground cayenne pepper (optional)1 clove […]

Blood Orange Sangria

This one is a great recipe I got from the Chloe Coscarelli book Chloe Flavor. Ingredients: 1 (750-ml) bottle inexpensive red wine2 cups blood orange soda2 Tablespoons agave nectarJuice of 1 lime2 blood oranges (or other oranges) sliced1 apple, finely sliced Directions: Put all the ingredients in a large pitcher and stir to combine, serve […]

Vanilla Date Matcha Smoothie

This one is a great recipe I got from the Chloe Coscarelli book Chloe Flavor. Ingredients: 1 banana, chopped and frozen1 cup chopped kale leaves (or spinach)1 Tablespoon almond butter1 cup almond milk1 cup ice2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract4 Medjool dates (pitted)1 teaspoon matcha green tea powder Directions: Place it all in a blender and […]

Oatmeal Smoothie

This one is a great recipe I got from the Chloe Coscarelli book Chloe Flavor. Ingredients: 1 banana, chopped and frozen1 cup ice2 Tablespoons almond butter (or peanut butter)1 cup almond milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon6 Medjool dates, pitted1/2 cup rolled oats Directions: In the blender, combined the banana, ice, almond […]

Fish Tacos & Garlic Lime Crema!

This one is easy and delicious. You don’t have to do these toppings, but if you are looking for a good fish recipe give this one a try! And don’t forget to make the Garlic Lime Crema, it is super good! OG RECIPE: NatashasKitchen.comSkill Level: EasyCost to Make: $20-$25Servings: 24 tacos Ingredients Fish Taco Ingredients:24 […]

Vietnamese Dipping Sauce

This one makes a wonderful salad dressing as well! Mix with some greens, tomato, and some othe3r yummy stuff and you will love it! Ingredients: ¼ cup fish sauce – – see Note 1; vegetarian option in Note 2 ¼ cup sugar ⅓ cup water 2 Tablespoons lime juice – – freshly squeezed (about half a lime) 2 teaspoons rice wine vinegar – – see Note 3 1 clove garlic – – finely diced 1 small Thai […]

General Tso’s Tofu Stir-Fry

This one is great! Give it a try. Original Recipe HereMinimalist Baker Recipe: Great site with many other recipes to try FOR SAUCE:2 tsp sesame oil2 tsp cornstarch2 large cloves garlic, minced (2 cloves yield ~1 heaping Tbsp)1 Tbsp ginger, minced1 Tbsp rice vinegar (or sub white vinegar)1/4 cup maple syrup3 Tbsp soy sauce1 Tbsp […]

Creamy Parmesan Basil Shrimp

This is one of Adam’s favorites. If you want or need the original recipe it is here Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds shrimp3 tablespoon butter4 large garlic cloves minced1/2 yellow onion finely minced3-4 ounces roasted red peppers thinly sliced.1/4 teaspoon paprika1 1/2 cups heavy cream1 cup (packed) fresh basil leaves plus more for garnish1 cup fresh […]


This tasty delight is a must make. This one is veggie but if you want to create the sauce and add it to chicken or beef you could. I like it just the way it is here. Step 1: Ingredients: 16 ox extra firm tofu (or press at home firm tofu)4 oz tempeh 3-4 Tbsp […]

Melitzanosalata (Smoked Eggplant Salad)

This was takes a bit more effort, but it is well worth it. Hope you enjoy! Ingredients: 2 Firm large eggplants 1 roasted red pepper (jarred is fine) 2 tbsp chopped parsley 1 clove garlic, grated (into the bowl directly) 1-2 tbsp Lemon juice Salt 3 tbsp Olive oil 1 tbsp Pomegranate molasses Pomegranate seeds […]

Greek Salad with Feta and Zaatar

This is a splash of bold flavors. I think you will love it! Ingredients: 1 tomato or equivalent grape/cherry tomatoes, chopped in ½ in dice 2 Persian cucumbers (small ones, thin skin) chopped in ½ in dice 2.-3 oz sheep’s milk feta cheese, cut in ½ in cubes ¼ cup (8-10) kalamata olives, cut in […]


This is just an all around awesome dip to have on hand. Easy to whip up and enjoy. Ingredients: 1 cup whole fat Greek yogurt½ small clove garlic, grated2 Persian cucumbers, peeled and grated1 tbsp each fresh dill and mint, finely chopped2 tbsp olive oilSalt and Pepper Directions: Toss cucumber in colander with sprinkle of […]

Mujaddara (Lentils and Rice with Caramelized Onions)

This is a tasty rice dish that could be your whole meal if you would wish for that. Ingredients: 2 lb yellow onions, halved and sliced thinlySalt and pepperVegetable oil1 cup basmati rice1 cup green or brown lentils (not the French ones, the regular ones), rinsed and picked over3 cloves garlic, minced1 tsp ground coriander1 […]


This recipe is a great one for a dip and a spread. Enjoy it just about any day. Total time to make would be about 15-20 minutes. INGREDIENTS 1 large roasted red pepper, jarred is great, or can make at home (see below)¾ cup toasted walnuts½ cup roughly chopped scallions (3-4)1 tsp ground cumin¾-1 tsp […]

Gado Gado

This is a fun and delicious way to eat what you have in your fridge! This is a traditional Indonesian salad and one that comes with a great peanut sauce! Gado Gado means ”mix-mix” which is appropriate for this versatile dish that can be made with any mix of vegetables. What are you waiting for… […]

Thai Glass Noodle Salad

This one is so delicious. I got the recipe from a cookbook Thai Fresh by author and Austin Restaurant owner Kim Lane. Such good tasty food. This recipe is so good. If you want it without the heat, just leave out the peppers and it is still a yummy recipe! FOR THE DRESSING: 1-2 small […]

Buddha Bowl

Original Recipe This recipe was a great! It came together pretty quick and was super delicious. INGREDIENTS For the tofu 400 g firm tofu 2 tbsp oil 2 tbsp cornstarch or flour if you don’t have 1/2 tsp garlic powder pinch black pepper 2 tbsp tamari/ soy sauce Spicy Sticky Sauce 4 tbsp maple syrup 1 clove garlic/1/2 tsp garlic powder 1 inch cubed of fresh ginger/1 tsp ginger powder ½ tsp chilli flakes 2 tsp tomato […]

Best Vegetarian Chili

Best Vegetarian Chili (adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Cookbook)Takes a good 1.5-2 hours start to finish (Minus overnight soak), but makes 6-8 adult meal portions! Ingredients 1 pound (2 1/2-cups) dried beans, picked over and rinsed ( I use pinto, black, kidney mix)2 dried ancho chiles + 2 dried New Mexican chiles OR 3-4 tbsp […]

Curry Chicken

This is another great recipe from my friend at work. Gretchen shared this one from her grandmother and Mila and I loved it! Super yummy and super easy! Give this one a try! INGREDIANTS ¼ c: honey, soy sauce, Dijon-1 stick butter-2 tablespoons curry-chicken breasts-bake at 350, approximately 45 minutes DIRECTIONS Place all ingredients in […]

Dijon Honey Dressing!

This salad dressing comes from a friend of mine at work. Gretchen is an amazing teacher that brings such a positive and fun attitude toward her work and her students. This recipe is a tasty treat that she has shared. She says she keeps some of this in her fridge at all times! Enjoy! DIRECTIONS-1 […]

Vegan Nacho Cheese Dip

Here is the basic recipe, but I usually double it or even triple it…  Man do I love this stuff… It taste so good and is just like the real thing. Hope you and your loved ones enjoy! Ingredients: 100g boiled potatoes (I use red) 50g Carrots (I used baby carrots) 50ml Oil that has […]

Hot Chicken Salad

This was a childhood favorite. Ingredients: 2 Stalks celery 4 cups diced chicken (Cooled) 1 small onion 1 can cream of chicken (condensed soup) 1 can sliced water chestnuts 1 cup grated cheddar cheese 1 cup cooked rice 1 cup mayo 1 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1 bag of potato chips Directions: Cut celery into quarters. […]

Basic Waffles

I got this recipe from a friend of mine, Jeff H. Mila and I were there for the weekend and in the morning, they made these waffles. They are wonderful. There a must try… You can make the GF really easily. Makes 8 Waffles INGREDIANTS: 2 cups flour 1 T sugar 1 T Baking Powder […]

Yum-Yum Bars

Ingredients:  1 cup butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 box graham crackers 2 large Hershey bars   Directions: (PRE-HEAT 400 Degrees) Line a cookie sheet with foil. Spray foil with Pam. Place a layer of graham crackers on tray. Boil butter and brown sugar until it gets thick like caramel (a few minutes), stirring frequently. Pour […]

Thai Peanut Sauce

Here is a great recipe for a Thai Peanut sauce that I got from the MakeBistro YouTube channel. This is the same guy that was on the show Make Green Channel from my other Thai recipes. Ingredients: 1-2 tbs of Palm sugar 2 Cloves garlic Mound of dry roasted unsalted peanuts 2 (White/green end of scallons)  or […]

Nam Tok Neua : Waterfall Beef Salad

Another great recipe from the Brothers Green Eats here… This one comes from the same episode as the other recipe we made. Watch the full video here: Beginners Guide to Cooking Thai Food. Ingredients:  Dressing: palm sugar 1 heaped tbs chilis 2-3 juice of one lime fish sauce 1 tsp kaffir lime leaves 2 heaped […]

Moo Tod Gratiem : Fried Pork with Garlic

Ok, this isn’t so much of a recipe as it is a nod to one of the best recipes blog/youtubers I know… Check out Brother Green Eats… Here is their Thai Video of these recipes. Ingredients: 6 Garlic Cloves Pinch of salt 1-2 tbs Coriander Seeds 1 tbs Fish Sauce 1 tsp Soy Sauce Cilantro Thai […]


This recipe comes from Kitchen Nostalgia and is a great recipe for the Gluten Free Kitchen. This dough is seriously good for just about anything you can think of. My personal fav is to use it for pizza dough. I first roll it out and then bake it for a few minutes. Then I add toppings […]

Shrimp Pad Thai

This is another recipe that I got from Once Upon a Chef site. It is a great one and will now go into my regular rotation. Check out Jennifer Segal site for more inspiration and ideas. Many of her dishes are not Thai, I am just on a Thai kick so all my recipes on my […]

Easy Thai Shrimp Curry

This is fabulous it is a must try! Servings: 4 Prep Time: 10 Minutes Cook Time: 15 Minutes Total Time: 25 Minutes Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup thinly sliced onions, from one small onion 1/3 cup chopped scallions, white and green parts, from 4-5 scallions 2-4 garlic cloves, minced 2-1/2 tablespoons Thai green curry […]

Sesame Baby Bok Choy

Ingredients: 1 lb baby bok choy Sauce: 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon rice vinegar 1 tablespoon honey 2 tablespoons of coconut oil OR 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 garlic clove, minced 1 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Preparation: Trim and discard the rough bottoms from the baby bok choy. Separate the […]

Pulled Pork Cream Cheese Dip…

For the dip: 16 oz cream cheese (room temp) 1/2 cup Jalapeno Jelly (I used Trader Joes Sweat and Spicy) 2 cups pulled pork, chopped 1/2 cup green onions, sliced (I used 1/2 a slot) 2 tsp Jalapeno seasoning.   Directions: Whip the cream cheese and the jelly in a stand mixer with the paddle attachment on […]

Best GF Corn Bread! Seriously this is a must try!

This recipe comes from My Gluten Free Kitchen Blog. It seriously is one of the best corn breads I have ever had. Give it a try. INGREDIENTS 2 cups buttermilk (If you don’t have buttermilk on hand, I recommend using Saco Cultured Buttermilk powder, following the substitution directions on the package.) 1 tsp. Baking soda 1 […]

GF Brownies

These gluten Free Brownies are wonderful! You need to try them out! These come from Every Day foods website.  Ingredients: 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces, plus more for pan 1/3 cup cornstarch (spooned and leveled) 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips 3/4 […]

Corn Dip

1 cup sour cream 1 cup mayonnaise 3 jalapenos (remove seeds if you don’t want it to be hot) 6 green onions chopped 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 cans Mexicorn Mix together. Serve with Fritos Scoops (important to use Fritos!)

Summer Salsa

1 can Mexicorn 1 can black beans (drained & rinsed) 2 avocadoes chopped ½ cup canola oil ¼ cup vinegar 2 tomatoes diced ½ red onion chopped 1 dry package Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix together and serve with Tortilla Scoop chips

Pizza Crust – GF

As a foodie and an Italian I couldn’t live without pizza night. Here is a great pizza crust recipe for your Gluten Free family members. Ingredients 2 large all-purpose potatoes (about 14 ounces) 1/3 cup warm water (110 degrees F) 2 teaspoons agave syrup or honey One 1/4-ounce package active dry yeast 1 cup white […]

Key Lime Pie – GF

About two years ago, my wife started to notice the impact of gluten on her. She felt much better when she kept it out of her diet. So over the that few years we have found some great gluten free (GF) foods. This pie, and crust, is a wonderful example of something can be healthly […]

Grilled Chicken Spiedies

Grilled Chicken Spiedies are America’s best un-known sandwich. This is a must try. Make sure you follow the recipe. Take the 1 day to develop the flavors. Do not skip this step. I learned about this recipe from a vegetarian from Binghamton, NY where speeds are from. If you go during the summer you might even […]

Cookie Dough Dip… GF and Great!

This recipe is one of my family’s favs. It is a good one as it is full favor and healthy for you. Makes a great little snack at night or mid-day on the weekend. Cause of the protein in the chickpeas it really fills you up fast. Ingredients: 2 cans (14oz), drained and rinsed very well Chick […]

Aromatic Rice Noodles and Beef Soup

In its traditional form, this classic Lao soup is made with noodles rolled out and cut to order for each bowl. It is still excellent made with dried rice noodles. You can substitute fish, chicken, or pork for the beef, but rice noodles are an essential ingredient. The Lao like a considerable amount of lime […]

Irish Cream

Ingredients: 3 eggs 1/8th teaspoon of Coconut Extract 2 Tablespoons Hershey’s Extract 1 Can sweetened Condensed Milk 1 Pint Heavy Whipping Cream 1 Cup Whiskey Directions: Step 1: Place in blender: 3 eggs, 1/8th of Cocunut Extract and 2 Tablespoons Hershey’s Extract and blend for 30 seconds. Step 2:  Add 1 can sweetened Condensed MIlk and Blend […]

Sriracha Popcorn

Ingredients: 1/4 cup melted butter 2 tablespoons Sriracha 1 clove garlic 8 cups popcorn (or more) Directions: 1. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, Sriracha, and garlic. Pour over popcorn and toss. Serve immediately and enjoy!

Pretzel Rolls…

These were delicious and not that hard to make. Granted, I wouldn’t want to make them every day or anything abut they were not too bad to make. Try them out, I am sure everyone in your house will love them. Ingredients: The Dough 6 – 7 1/2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt […]

Marinated Tenderloin Fondue Sauce

Each Christmas season we bring our family together around the table and eat a nice Fondue. It is a nice way to slow the family down and have a great meal together. Below is the marinade we made this year for our dinner. It was delicious. Ingredients: 1 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup packed brown […]

Chichen Spiedies

Ingrediants: 3/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/2 cup olive oil 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves 6 cloves of garlic 4 teaspoons of white sugar 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teasspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken […]


I found this recipe online on, the healthy foodie, when my wife and I were trying to go Paleo for two weeks. It was super fun and we loved the diet and the recipes. I hope that this is the first of many I post here. My wife and I are no longer on the […]