Awesome Chili That Happens To Be Vegan
I have been trying to incorporate more beans, lentils, and vegetables into our daily meals. With the right combination of spices, you can turn boring canned beans into something really spectacular. In my university job I was tasked with creating new and exciting vegan and vegetarian recipes for college students. One of the dishes that…
Broccoli Cheese Soup
I was introduced to broccoli cheese soup at a Panera Bread when I lived in Wisconsin, and grew to really like it. It was perfect to cut the chill of a cold Wisconsin winter. It’s been many years since I’ve had this soup, and so recently I went to our local Panera Bread and ordered…
Potato Medley with Honey Sauce
The inspiration for this dish came from the Covid-19 pandemic. As it started people panicked and hoarded so many things. When people had a chance to buy vegetables, they tried to get something with a long shelf life. I myself did this and stocked up on things like potatoes, yams, sweet potatoes, and butternut squash.…
It’s Monday! Another day to bring you a Meatless Monday recipe. I love creating meals like this for my family. It’s packed with nutrients and flavor! The fun thing about this dish is the amount of customization. You can let your kids or family members pick their favorite veggies and toppings.
Bangladeshi-Style Aoo Bhorta (spicy mashed potatoes)
During my youth, I ate potato dishes every day in my Bangladeshi household. Potatoes were super cheap and easy for my family to get ahold of. My love for potatoes came from my Mom. She made fried potatoes with spices to eat with rotis (homemade flour tortilla) for breakfast. She also made bhortas to go…
Bengali-Style Potato Cakes
When many people think of “cake” they think of some kind of sweet cake like you might have for a birthday or for dessert. Yet there is a whole other world of cakes that are savory, such as crab cakes or shrimp cakes. Today I want to show you how to make another kind of…
Locro De Papa (Potato Soup)
I developed my love of potatoes from a very young age. My family ate potatoes in many ways — in curries, as potato cakes, and sautéed with turmeric. Potatoes are eaten all around the world as they are readily available, inexpensive, and nutritious. In modern grocery stores there seems to be more varieties available than…
Llapingachos Oregon Style
Sometimes I lose track of what is in my pantry. I periodically must go in and dig around to see what I have on hand. This last time I rediscovered a couple of things that a dear friend brought for me from Ecuador several months back. One of them was a jar of refrito paste,…
One of the nice things about being home with family is that my son has developed an interest to cook with me. We enjoy making breakfast together on the weekend. We make pancakes or waffles every week. We try to combine spices, fruits, or vegetables to make it more healthy, nutritious, and interesting.