Smoked Salmon Avocado Rolls with Tempura Okra, Miso Soup and Salad


Because what else does one cook for dinner after winning second place in a chili cook-off? Smoked Salmon Avocado Roll Ingredients 2 cups cooked Sushi Rice 4 sheets dried Nori 1 cup English cucumber (cuke), julienned 1 ripe avocado, pit removed and gently mashed 2 pkgs smoked salmon 2 tbsp toasted black sesame seeds 1…

Vegan Voodoo Chili


I won second place with this recipe in our neighborhood’s chili cook-off contest. I was doin’ my happy chili dance for weeks! Ingredients 1 pkg extra firm Nasoya NonGMO Organic tofu, frozen overnight, defrosted, drained, and crumbled 1 cup dried black beans, soaked overnight, drained and rinsed 1 cup vegetable stock 2 dried Chipotle chiles,…

Instant Pot Pork with Pineapple Salsa and Charred Tortillas


This recipe was inspired by Netflix’s Taco Chronicles, Episode One: Pastor Ingredients 2 lb pork shoulder 1 cup fresh pineapple juice 1 cup water, stock, or Mexican beer 1 /2 red onion 1 dried Chipotle chile, toasted, stem and seeds removed 2 dried Guajillo chiles, toasted, stem and seeds removed 1 tbsp chipotle in adobo…