Chana Masala with Butternut Squash

What do you do when you really want a certain recipe, but you don’t have the ingredients? Well, if you are anything like me a few years back, you just move on and make something else. Or you complain to your wife and hope she makes something even better. This recipe came out of my…

Oven Roasted Potatoes with Crispy Kale

My wife went to a brunch where she had a dish that she absolutely loved. As soon as she got home, she was talking about trying to recreate it, telling me how good it was, etc. The first opportunity she had, she tried to recreate the dish, going off nothing more than the memory of…

Butternut Squash Pineapple Fried Rice

Every so often, I get a hankering for some fried rice. And, though I hate to brag, it’s one of the dishes I’m pretty darn good at making. At least, that’s what my wife tells me. And why would she lie? But today, I didn’t start off thinking of making fried rice. I started off…

Carrot & Red Onion Soup

Winter. It just calls out for soup. Especially if the winter winds bring you more than just flushed cheeks and frozen eyebrows. Yep. I’m talking about Acute Viral Nasopharyngitis. Otherwise known as ‘the common cold’. My wife came down with a cold last week, and she’s been dealing with a lingering sore throat ever since….

Potato & Broccoli Soup

This recipe is one my wife came up with during the Super Bowl a few Sunday’s ago. She even took pictures for me during each of the steps. And, to be truthful and put credit where credit is due, she is the one I learned how to find random ingredients and make something wonderful. Years…

Three Bean Root Chakra Chili

The root chakra, or Muladhara, is our connection to the earth. When it is open and flowing, it provides us with a sense of security, inner peace, and safety. It is the primary and most important chakra to work on, because it is the base, the foundation, the support for all of the other chakras….

Indian Spiced Oven Roasted Vegetables

“Eat your vegetables!” said possibly every mother in the history of mothers. Luckily, I liked veggies. Well, most of them, anyway. There have been a few that haven’t really agreed with me. Plus, most of the time my mom made them, which meant most of the time I made them, the only ‘seasoning’ on them…

Mushroom Risotto

Cold winter days call for warm, creamy, hearty dishes, and there is nothing else like a good risotto to give you all three of those. This one is not only delicious, but it’s fairly easy to make, too! Here’s what you’ll need: Ingredients: 2 Quarts vegetable broth 2 cups Arborio Rice 1/2 medium white onion…

VGF Rotini with Spinach and Artichoke Hearts

Making lunch from scratch for just one person everyday can seem tedious at times, especially if you seem to be making the same thing, day after day. That’s why I love to create, to cook completely without a recipe. I just grab what I think will go together, and start to cook. Sometimes what I…