Asparagus Soup

This is simple, quick recipe that only takes about 20 minutes to prep and make. Add a salad with some cut apples and red onions and some crusty bread to make it a meal. Asparagus Soup Serves 4 2 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup onion, diced 1 bunch asparagus, tips and mid section cut into 2 inch pieces 1 quart vegetable broth 1 15 oz can cannellini beans, drained Lemony [&hellip

They’re Gonna Getcha, Getcha, Getcha, Getcha

  I have never vaped. I did smoke. When I was 14, I started having a cigarette here and there, usually when friends and I would head down to the teen dance clubs in Portland, Oregon. The harsh flavors of a Camel or Marlboro didn’t really do it for me when I started. Fortunately, for the cigarette industry, there were clove cigarettes that smelled sweet and made your lip numb. [&hellip

Fava Bean Spread

The past two weekends I bought some fresh fava beans.  They’re hard to miss. Giant peapods with a rich green color usually next to a box of beans, fava beans are sure to catch your attention. The next thing to wonder is what to make with these colorful bean monstrosities. For me, there was an obvious answer – fava bean spread. Last year, we were dining out and enjoyed some fava [&hellip

Don’t Know What to Cook at Home?

Getting people to cook at home is a movement.  Michael Pollan’s recent book and Netflix series Cooked, highlights some of the history and the reasons why cooking at home is so important to our culture and health. To support this trend, there are pre-cooked delivery services, meal delivery where you cook prep food, and now a Kickstarter called My Happy Plates will send you a weekly recipe plan. As a home cook who makes [&hellip

Mexican Vegetarian Rice Bake

Casseroles are a great way to make being a vegetarian more flavorful and interesting. Granted, I’m not a vegetarian.  However, we try to eat vegetarian or vegan for most of our dinners at home, doing about four or five a week without any meat.  What I like about casseroles is that they create flavor meals that feel more like meals and less like a side dish.  Plus baking something is [&hellip

Mediterranean Spicy Spinach Lentil Soup

I love when I find something easy and new to make.  Pinterest has been a goldmine.  I ran across this easy to make lentil soup recipe last weekend before heading to the market. It only took about 40 minutes to make, making it a good recipe for a busy weekday meal after work. You can add additional vegetables too. I went with a couple carrots I added some color and [&hellip

Jackfruit Fajitas

I first became aware of jackfruit after ordering vegan “carnitas” tacos at one of my favorite vegan restaurants in California – Hip Vegan Cafe in Ojai. What amazed me is how a fruit had a shredded meat texture to it which makes it really useful as a substitute to meat without being the typical “fake meat” in vegetarian cooking. So what is jackfruit? It is a rather large tree grown fruit [&hellip

Braised Curry Cabbage

I mostly write and share main dishes from my kitchen, but today I spent a few minutes in the morning braising cabbage to enjoy throughout the week. Braised cabbage is a wonderful dish that makes a great side to enjoy with many styles of cooking. This particular dish has a Southeast Asian vibe with garlic, ginger and curry powder bringing it to life. The best part is this dish takes [&hellip

Google Launches Kid Friendly Search Site Kiddle: Parents Rejoice!

Thank you Scary Mommy blog for sharing the news today about Kiddle.  Internet search has been a bit of an issue for parents who let their kids have tablets or use the computer. Today that issue is reduced with a new Google website called Kiddle.com that offers more family friendly search results. I tried a few searches that might come up with the current election year.  I went with Melania [&hellip

Dad Spotlight: Meal Delivery Services

I really enjoy my time chatting with Chris & Don on their podcast Dad Spotlight. This past week we discussed Meal Delivery Services. If you haven’t had a chance to read my review of six meal delivery services, please take a moment. And if not, here’s your chance to listen to me discuss our family’s experience. Plus, Chris & Don ask some great questions about the review that I didn’t [&hellip

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