Chili Paneer

I pretty much watch every video Padma Lakshmi posts on Instagram, and so I was craving paneer pretty badly and threw this solo dinner together in less than 30 minutes. I highly doubt my take on this popular Indo-Chinese dish is anywhere near as tasty as Padma’s fresh, handmade paneer, but it was close enough…

Kung Pao Gnocchi

This simple sweet and spicy solo dinner recipe is ready in 15 minutes for a no-fuss veggie forward meal. Increase the ingredients for two or more servings and, as always, add as little or as much heat as you like. Ingredients 1 cup frozen gnocchi 1 cup fresh green beans, trimmed 2 celery stalks, trimmed…

Tofu Burrito Bowl

This tofu burrito bowl is as versatile as it is delicious! Toss fried tofu in buffalo or bbq sauce, teriyaki or honey mustard then empty those nearly forgotten veggies out of your fridge, utilize leftover take-out rice, and finish it all up with whatever salad dressing you have on hand for a fast, low prep…

Portobello Pot Pie

At the start of the pandemic, as you know, I signed up for Misfit Market. Since it’s just the two of us, I opted for their smallest box and biweekly delivery. It’s been a great experience overall, and the perk I’m enjoying most is the option to add additional discounted goodies to my order, like…

Smoked Mushroom Cheeseburgers

Just because I’m a native born Texas gal, doesn’t mean I don’t know how to smoked up a meat free meal. Vegetables are one of my favorite grill items, in all honesty, because of how versatile they are to utilize in so many dishes throughout the week. Add a grill basket or a set of…

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…