Baked BBQ Tofu, Macaroni Salad with Black Garlic Dressing


Cold, rainy winter days got you feeling a bit blue? Missing warmer weather and backyard bbqs? I know I am! To combat the chilly, winter wind whipping relentlessly around my hilly neighborhood the past few days, I decided a quick ode to the beloved summer picnic was overdue and kept this baked bbq tofu dish…

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…

Bruschetta Spaghetti


Holidays usually mean more socializing, more plates around the table, and more leftovers in the fridge, which was the inspiration behind this quick pasta dish. This recipe is perfect for hectic weeknights or any evening when minimal efforts in the kitchen are essential. Ingredients 1/2 lb dried spaghetti 1 cup leftover or jarred bruschetta 1/2…

Szechuan Swiss Chard Stir Fry with Crispy Tofu


I absolutely love spicy food and this dish can really pack a fiery mouthful of umami deliciousness. Capsaicin has a myriad of health benefits so add as much, or as little, as you desire. Ingredients 1 pkg nonGMO, organic extra firm tofu, drained and cubed 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/4 cup Masa flour 2-3 tbsp Sesame…

Marinated Tofu, Parsnip Puree, Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts


Whether you’re practicing Meatless Monday, trying tofu for the first time, or are a long term Vegetarian, this tofu dinner is delicious and not too complicated to throw together. Easily make this recipe Vegan by omitting the butter and honey. Sub in raw sugar and Vegan butter instead. Ingredients 1 pkg nonGMO, organic extra firm…

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…