Tofu Fried Rice


When my spouse is away on one of her business trips, there’s nothing easier to throw together for a solo dinner than a quick and easy bowl of fried rice. Ingredients: 1 individual pkg Nasoya NonGMO Organic Tofu, drained and cubed 1 jalapeno pepper, chopped, seeds removed if desired 1″ piece fresh ginger root, peeled…

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…

Leftover Makeover Chicken Curry and Rice Soup


Ingredients 1 cup leftover roast chicken breast, drums, or thighs 1/2-1 cup leftover rice 4 cups chicken stock 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 cup frozen vegetables of choice 1 tsp Thai Red Curry paste 1/2 cup Thai Basil, rough chopped 1 tbsp fresh lemongrass, sliced 2″ inch piece of fresh ginger root, peeled and…

Coconut Braised Chicken


Ingredients 5-6 lb whole chicken 1 can full fat coconut milk 1/2 cup chicken stock, or water 1 tsp dried lemongrass 1″ piece fresh ginger root, peeled and minced 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced 2 tabs of butter 1 carrot stalk, rough chopped 1/2 sweet onion, quartered Generous amount of salt and black pepper….

Porcini Kale Flatbread


Ingredients 1 Flatbread pizza dough, or pizza dough of choice 1 cup dried Porcini mushrooms 1 head Dino Kale, rough chopped 1 tab butter or EVOO 1/4 cup Trader Joe’s Pizza sauce, or sauce of choice Salt and Pepper to taste 1 cup fresh Mozzarella, shredded Method In a mixing bowl, steep the dried Porcini…

Smoked Chicken Caesar Salad


Ingredients 1 cup chopped Smoked Chicken Thighs 1 – 2 heads Romaine lettuce, rinsed and rough chopped 1/2 – 1 cup homemade Croutons, or your favorite brand 1/2 cup shaved Parmigiano 1-2 tbsp fresh Caesar Dressing , or your favorite brand Salt to taste Lots of Black pepper, or to taste 1/4 tsp red pepper…

Sunday Roast with Panzanella Salad


Roast Chicken Ingredients 5-6 lb whole chicken 1 lemon, juiced 1 Texas Ruby Red grapefruit, juiced 2-3 tbsp Honey 1 carrot, rough chopped 2 stalks celery, rough chopped 3 large shallots, left whole with skin on 1 bulb of garlic, left whole with skin on 4 sprigs fresh Thyme 1/4 tsp Aleppo pepper, or to…