Chorizo chipotle chili

Won a contest with this one. Let’s get into it: The Recipe (written in the way it is cooked): 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper 1 charred poblano pepper, chopped 1 cup chopped yellow onion 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1T chili powder 1T salt 1T cumin 1t onion powder 2t coriander 1T ground black pepper…

JalapeƱo cheddar cornbread

Tried and true. And delicious. And surprisingly easy. Let’s get into it. The Recipe: 1 cup flour 1 cup yellow cornmeal (I use Bob’s Red Mill medium grind) 1/2 cup sugar 2t salt 1/2t garlic powder 3 1/2t baking powder 1/3 cup butter, melted and cooled 1 egg 1 cup whole milk 6 oz extra…

Thai-inspired “ramen”

This holy grail of soup is grain-free and dairy-free, and contains only a miniscule amount of gluten which you can rid yourself of if you skip the Bouillon. It contains a ton of ingredients and is so tasty that it’s worth every one of them. Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 1 pork loin, fat…

Kale chips

Did you start a new year’s resolution and now you’re craving potato chips? Make these kale chips. Even if you’re not trying to better your health, make these kale chips because they’re delicious. Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 1 bunch of kale (we used the curly kale), ribs removed, leaves torn into bite-sized pieces…

Cauliflower steak

No, it’s not at all like real steak. Yes, you’ll feel fantastic about yourself after you eat this vegan, grain free, gluten free steak. Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 2 “steaks” of cauliflower (3/4 or 1 inch thick, cut from the middle of the head) 1/2t paprika 3/4t garlic powder 3/4t salt 3/4t pepper…

Pasta!

Even if you try not to eat too much pasta, it’s undeniable that pasta is incredible. It’s the perfect vehicle for any and all sauce, even if that sauce is just butter… Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 2 cups flour (I use regular, unbleached AP flour and it’s just fine) 2 eggs 4T water…

Vegan beet and roasted garlic “cheese”

The base of almost every vegan recipe is soaked cashews or soaked dates. This recipe uses soaked cashews. It’s a creamy, garlicky, sweet, and delightful spread that you won’t feel awful about! Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 1 cup cashews, soaked* in water and drained (reserve 1/4 cup of the water to use if…

M&M cookie bars

Just absolutely perfect for the holidays, especially since red and green M&Ms* are sold separately from the other colors. Let’s get into it: The Recipe: 1/2 cup (one stick) softened butter 3/4 cup brown sugar 3/4 cup white sugar 2t vanilla 2 eggs 2 1/4 cups flour 1t baking soda 1t salt 1 cup mini…