Vegetarian Chiles Rellenos

Mexican dishes offer a lot of options for vegetarian cooks.  There are a ton of recipes for vegetarian or vegan enchiladas, including some I’ve made myself.  Tacos, burritos and quesadillas are all excellent vegetarian options since pretty much everything is simply stuff a tortilla.  Stuffed peppers in dishes like Chiles Rellenos also provide an option for the non-meat eating cook. This dish is adapted from a blog post find; though, [&hellip

Grilled Steak with Onion Bleu Cheese Sauce

While grilling a steak with just salt and pepper can be enjoyable, a cheese based sauce can add so much to the meal.  This particular sauce will make you think you are eating at a 5-star restaurant. It is so overtly decadent, yet incredibly simple to make. A sauce with grilled onions, butter, heavy cream and bleu cheese combines to add so much richness to a delicious steak. I can’t [&hellip

Sweet Potato & Apple Rice Bake

If I was a vegetarian this would be my main dish for Thanksgiving. Add some green bean casserole and mashed potatoes and I’d be perfectly happy with a turkey free day. The flavors in this dish are so beautifully combined that every bite puts a smile on your face.  I adapted this recipe from a Butternut Squash & Apple Rice Bake recipe from the blog Running to the Kitchen. I [&hellip

Indian Butter Chicken

For all the hate directed at Netflix last year, I still love them.  The fact that I can stream so many shows and movies is great and it’s still at an affordable price provided you use the service.  I do. I was watching some old Gordon Ramsey shows with one episode that featured him traveling through India seeking out authentic Indian food.  Since I lack his production budget and time, [&hellip

Chorizo Tacos

These easy to make tacos are full of flavor and require very little preparation and cooking time. The Chorizo I bought came from a local ranch called Rehoboth Ranch that sells at the Coppell Farmers Market.  The ingredients are simple including only pork, salt, paprika, ground pepper, garlic, and oregano. I also used some locally made corn tortillas from Two Chefs, sold at the same market. I highly recommend their [&hellip

Ungraded Local Farm Eggs There is No Alternative

Saturday’s Coppell Farmers Market was freezing cold in the low 30s with heavy wind, but that didn’t stop me from stopping by for some local groceries including eggs. One of my favorite ingredients to get local are eggs.  There is no alternative.  Store bought eggs look like they come from a factory with each egg mimicking the others in shape and size. “Yard Eggs” are eggs from small family farms or gardeners [&hellip

Getting Familiar with The Post Punk Kitchen’s Veganomicon

Last Christmas I asked for some new cookbooks to add to my bookshelf.  With the change to making vegetarian/vegan 4 times each week, I thought some updated cookbooks in my meat-focused cookbook collection would be welcome. One book that kept coming up is Veganomicon many reviews felt it is the essential vegan cookbook on the mark and the subtitle even makes the not-so-subtle claim of being “The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook.” I [&hellip

Chicken with Sauteed Leeks, Apples and Sun-Dried Tomatoes

I finally did some catching up on my Pinterest to-do list.  This recipe I found on the site a couple weeks ago. It’s quite simple and only takes about 20 minutes with prep and time cooking.  The addition of a light white wine and lemon sauce really brings everything to life. The meal tastes like fall. With Dallas weather similar to Michigan fall weather, it feels like a cool day [&hellip