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…

Kadai Style Paneer


My slow cooker and I have developed a very close relationship over the past year and in fact, I’m not sure how I ever lived without her. Normally when we’re in the mood for the aromatically sassy and seductively spicy flavors of India, I create a one skillet dish that we reheat for lunches at…

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Pepitas


For two seasons now, I’ve been trying my hand at edible landscaping. The path leading from my driveway to my front porch is a steady incline with several flower beds cascading between the walkway and my home. Our property was vacant for about a year before we moved in and the landscaping shows it. Plus…

Spinach Enchiladas


So with this recipe I FINALLY utilized the last of the enormous bag of spinach I bought. What was that? Three recipes? Four? I lost count, but in my defense when I picked up that oversized bag of greenery I was thinking at the time, “Spinach really wilts down so this bag really isn’t that…