Tomato & Black Bean Soup with Avocado Toast

  Ingredients 7 medium tomatoes, quartered 1 large onion, cut into large pieces 3 cloves garlic, peeled 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper 4 cups low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth 1 can of coconut milk 2 can (15.5 oz.) black beans, drained and rinsed 1 1/2 tsp ground…

Flourless Almond Cake

  Makes one 9-inch cake 3/4cup butter 1cup sugar 3eggs 1/2cup milk 1teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2cups almond meal 1/2cup coconut flour 2teaspoons baking powder Preheat your oven to 350° F. Grease a 9-inch round cake pan and line the bottom with parchment. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs (one…

Carnitas: Slow Cooker

An easy & delicious carnitas recipe.  I always buy a big pork shoulder so that there are leftovers for the week! Ingredients: 2 tsp. salt 1 tsp. freshly ground pepper 1 boneless pork shoulder roast, 3 to 4 lb. 1/4 cup olive oil 1 yellow onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 1 1/2 cups…

Moo Gook

   I love moo gook. It’s finally starting to get better and better each time I make it with less fuss. We all came down with a cold, so this was a perfect simple dinner.  {insert recipe}

Salad: Mira Style

   My friend Mira is an amazing cook & prepared this beautiful creation.  It’s a hodgepodge of ingredients that she just whipped together. Flavors were perfect together & was a healthy, perfect lunch.  For inspiration, I uploaded this.  Ingredients were: Roasted veggies (cauliflower, broccoli, onions, red pepper) Hummus Vegan cream of cauliflower Quinoa Cucumber Dates…

Vietnamese Rice Bowl

  INGREDIENTS Salad: 8 ounce package thin brown rice noodles 1 head of lettuce, chopped (romaine, salad mix, spinach, kale – whatever you got) 2 large carrots, peeled into ribbons using a vegetable peeler 1 large cucumber, julienned Bean sprouts Scallions, chopped 1 cup mint leaves 1 cup basil leaves 1 cup sliced green onion…

Miso Cod Fish Udon Noodles

Made this last night and it was so good.     I finally downloaded an app so I can blog from my phone! Will make adding new recipes a breeze…!!! [will insert recipe]

Beef Ragu: Slow Cooker

  INGREDIENTS 2 yellow onion, sliced root to tip 5 garlic cloves, minced 6 tablespoons tomato paste 1 can of diced tomatoes (drained) 1 cup of beef broth 1 cup of red wine 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano leaves (or 3 teaspoons dried) 1 beef chuck roast (4 pounds), halved Coarse salt and ground pepper…

Beef Stew: Slow Cooker

I love beef stew & finding a good, easy recipe is hard to find.  This one satisfies it & is so far, my go to Beef Stew recipe.   Bachelor Beef Stew adapted  from Slow Cooker Revolution Serves 6   Cooking Time: 9 to 11 hours on Low or 5 to 7 hours on High Ingredients:     2    onions, minced…

Chicken Pot Pie

Now that we try to eat mainly dairy free – here’s a new chicken pot pie recipe that is super delicious, and dairy free!  The original recipe is from Goop!   Ingredients: SERVES 4-6 4 tablespoons vegan butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 cup carrot, diced (about 2 medium carrots) ½ cup celery, diced (about…

Sidesgiving

This year for Thanksgiving, we had our first Sidesgiving.  We already had the turkey dinner, but I wanted to make all my favorite side dishes that I grew up with.  So on a separate night, we had a Sidesgiving.  It was delicious.  The original recipes have been altered as I made everything dairy free.  …

Kitchen Sink Soba Tofu Noodles

This is also from the Food & Wine magazine & is Susan Feniger’s recipe. We are always on the hunt for vegetarian meals.  This one will definitely be kept in rotation.  Could also be good as a side salad (just eat less). INGREDIENTS NOODLES 1 cup fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 3…