Creamy, Spicy (or not) Polenta with Sautéed Summer Vegetables

Creamy, Spicy (or not) Polenta with Sautéed Summer Vegetables This is one of my favorite dishes in the world. It is fresh, creamy, and spicy, and is absolutely decadent. It comes together in 20 minutes. I use miso in this recipe rather than salt. Miso is very salty...

Roasted Acorn Squash with Curried Quinoa

Roasted Acorn Squash with Curried Quinoa Roasted Acorn Squash is a favorite fall and winter dish in our household. Served as wedges for a side dish or stuffed with a savory vegetable filling as a main course, this simple no-fuss recipe is a crowd pleaser. It’s...

Hui Kitchen’s Chinese Braised Eggplant with Tree Mushrooms

Hui Kitchen’s Chinese Braised Eggplant with Tree Mushrooms I learned to make this dish from Chef Hui at Hui Kitchen in Santiago, Spain. Rich and I were starving for fresh vegetables, having discovered that few restaurants along the Camino de Santiago offer...

Cajun Blackeyed Peas In Your Instant Pot!

Cajun Blackeyed Peas In Your Instant Pot! Cajun Black-eyed Peas is a southern dish I absolutely love. It is sometimes called “Hoppin’ John” though I never heard it called by that name until I reached adulthood even though I grew up on the Mississippi Gulf Coast close...

New England Clamless Chowder in Your Instant Pot

New England Clamless Chowder   Whether or not you are a fan of clam chowder, if you are a fan of decadently creamy potatoes and are craving comfort food, this is a dish you will love. It doesn’t have the fishy taste of clams, but the shitake mushrooms provide...

Divinely Decadent Vegan Calzones Your Family Will Love!

Divinely Decadent Vegan Calzones Your Family Will Love! You don’t have to give up your favorite comfort foods just because you’ve gotten animal protein out of your diet. I have fed these amazingly decadent calzones to numerous of my carnivorous friends and...