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Pappardelle with Leeks, Sugar Snap Peas and Lemon

Here is a simple, light spring pasta dish that is a departure from the typical heavy red or cream sauce. The sauce here is pretty light that is if you consider a half a stick of butter light? It might be better to say it tastes light.  The lemon, sugar snap peas, and leeks do […]

Roasted Cauliflower with Pasta and Lemon Zest

As a kid I would only eat cauliflower if it was drenched in Cheez Whiz. I don’t think I’ve had Cheez Whiz since the 1980s and doubtful I’ll ever have it again. Fortunately, I’ve come to like cauliflower without gobs of processed cheese that’s why it’s great to find a recipe that brings the vegetable […]

Dadgum Lemon Pepper Grilled Chicken

I had the pleasure a couple weeks ago to meet the President/CEO of Masterbuilt, a company that makes fryers, smokers and grills. John McLemore was here in Dallas making a stop on his DADGUM, That’s Good! book tour. I remember seeing the email invitation thinking I’m not sure I even know how to pronounce “dadgum” […]

Vegan Curried Sweet Potatoes

Finding a new food blog full of amazing vegan (or vegetarian) recipes makes my life planning 3 to 4 vegetarian meals a week a whole lot easier. We are trying to eat half of our dinners without meat so I’ve been spending some time searching for some great recipes. I was happily surprised to find […]

Lemon Chicken Soup with Rice

This is not a chicken lemon rice soup like one orders at a Middle-Eastern restaurant. There is no cream in this recipe and hence lacks the thick, rich, creaminess of that style of chicken lemon rice soup; although, this version is much lighter and healthier. It has a nice flavor with the bay leaves, allspice […]

Falafel with Lemon Tahini Dressing

I’m not much of a fan of Falafel so I wasn’t too excited about making this when my wife Stephanie asked if I could try it. Most Falafel I’ve had is really dry and not very flavorful, even the one’s at good Middle-Eastern restaurants. This recipe did have a different approach since the Falafel is […]