Minestrone


Ingredients 6 cups vegetable stock 1/2 cup garbanzo beans 1/2 cup red kidney beans 1 cup zucchini, chopped 1 15oz can crushed tomatoes 2 cups collard greens, chiffonade (or use greens of choice) 1/2 cup yellow bell pepper, chopped 1/2 cup carrots, chopped 1 cup ditalini pasta, or small pasta of choice 1 tbsp dried…

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…

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…

Southwest Pumpkin Stuffed Bell Peppers


This recipe was inspired by one of the first dishes my lovely wife used to make for me while we were dating. She found the recipe for Southwest Pumpkin Burgers in a copy of an EatingWell magazine and it quickly became one of her favorite solo dinners and then when I started spending the weekends…

Soba Noodles in Ginger Lemongrass Broth with Mushrooms & Miso


Whenever there are unhappy tummies or a bout of cold viruses spreading through our house, noodle soups are my go-to cure-all remedy. In my opinion, there is nothing as healing as a warm bowl of broth spiked with fresh ginger, garlic, lemon, and herbs. Homemade broth is a familiar, comforting, deliciously medicinal mouthful of scrumptiousness…

Roasted Barley Mushroom Pilaf


I absolutely love mushrooms, and I especially love to toss Portobellos on the grill slathered in a bit of Stubbs Spicy BBQ Sauce. The obvious thing to do with leftover bbq mushrooms is to wedge ’em between two buns and call it a night but since I was not in the mood for another typical…

Grilled Veggie Pizza


Saturday night when I smoked turkey legs, I also threw an array of veggies on the grill to use in recipes throughout the upcoming week. For this pizza, I used leftover grilled zucchini and red bell pepper. The smokey char of the veggies, the soft, sweet fresh mozzarella and the herbaceous crunch of the pine…

Paneer Broccoli Stir Fry


Paneer is a fun cheese to cook with and it lands somewhere on the texture wheel between tofu and chicken breast, which makes it pretty versatile. Trying to cut back on soy, I’ve started using Paneer on occasion in my vegetarian stir fries. Aside from that, it’s just tasty. The most difficult part about this…

Alphabet Soup


Who remembers opening a can of Campbell’s Alphabet Soup as a kid and trying to spell out words? I always liked to spell my name, if I could. There was just something about little A’s and B’s and C’s floating around in my bowl as a kid that was just exciting. It’s been more than…

Hash Brown Benedict


Last night was Whole30 Day 11 for me and I attempted to make a casserole for dinner with no pasta, no rice, no cheese, no milk, no sour cream. I substituted my usual and familiar ingredients with Spaghetti Squash, Coconut Milk, and Nutritional Yeast. The result was a veggie packed dinner ever so slightly over-the-top…