Szechuan Tofu with Broccoli and Zoodles


Days come and go. Wake up. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Walk the dog. Feed the cats. Water the plants. Read a book or several. Binge watch a new show or several. Mow the lawn. Finish a house project. Tool around on Twitter. Mindlessly scroll through Instagram. Shower or not. Go to bed. Repeat. The mundane…

Slow Cooker Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili


There are several chili recipes in my archives, but not too many vegan versions. I am an unapologetic omnivore, who happens to recognize the environmental and health benefits of a plant forward diet, however. So, my weekly menu always features more vegetarian meals than meat-based ones. The ratio usually floats between 5:2 or 4:3, with…

Alphabet Soup


The temperature dropped last night back down to 37 degrees, and this morning I woke up to a sunshiny day wrapped up in a chilly breeze. With this onset of cooler weather, and since I have an array of “ugly” veggies in the fridge, (thank you Misfit Market!) a big bowl of vegetable soup for…

Instant Pot Dal


Admittedly, I am an unapologetic Texas-born carnivore. If I don’t have a double protein meal by 10am every morning, then you might wanna avoid me. My favorite snack? Yup, Amish turkey jerky. At the in-laws one holiday weekend, I shook the very foundation of the honorary Mackey dinner table when I skipped my baked potato…

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,…

Summer Corn and Tomato Chowder with Pearl Couscous


My wife LOVES corn on the cob. So as soon as this fancy grass starts popping up at our local Farmer’s Markets, we indulge in the sweet, juicy kernels all summer long. I always grill more than we can eat in one sitting and using up the leftovers is a fun challenge for me. With…

Grilled Portobello Fajitas


The succulent texture and smoky flavor of these grilled portobello fajitas are guaranteed to satisfy even the most unapologetic carnivores. Whenever I fire up charcoals, I grill as many vegetables as I possible can and utilize them in various recipes throughout the week. So, this recipe was bursting with that slow cooked flavor imparted by…

Fresh Summer Rolls


The first time I experienced Vietnamese Summer Rolls was out on a date with Amy. She took me to a Thai restaurant in Wilmington, that neither of us can remember the name of now. According to Amy, they served the best Pad Thai around and also served fresh summer rolls as an appetizer, which she…