Black Bean Tortilla Soup

This is a super fast vegetarian recipe that makes soup for days!  You can keep it vegan if you leave out the cheese and sour cream too. 1 large yellow onion, chopped 1 can diced green chilies 4 cloves garlic, minced 2 T oil 2 t cumin 1 t red pepper flakes 1 family size…

Tasty Stir Fry Sauce

If you want to make use of vegetable odds and ends, or ensure several easy meals throughout the week, do yourself a favor and keep a bottle of this sauce mixed up at all times.  Also, the spiky little plate in this picture was a gift from my mother, and it’s the best way to…

Five Ingredient Hand Pies

Let me preface this by saying I’ve been binge-watching Cutthroat Kitchen on Netflix lately, so improvisation has been on my mind.  I get a craving for something sweet now and then, and have nothing in the house to satisfy it. Luckily, I always have flour, sugar, and butter/margarine (use which ever you like, I’m not…

Green Curry and Veggies

Yes, yes, I know!  I another curry dish.  I’ll stop posting them when they stop being so delicious.  The best thing about curry is the variety of vegetables you can incorporate. Almost as good as that is the fact you can buy a handful of seasonings and they last through so many meals. I tried…

Spicy Peanut Sauce

Today’s Meatless Monday isn’t a meal recipe, but instead a sauce recipe that you can use to create your own meal. We mix this sauce into buckwheat soba noodles and mix in tofu, grated carrots, green onions and unsalted roasted peanuts. You can also use mixed veggies instead of tofu, rice instead of noodles, or…

Sauteed Sweet Potatoes & Spinach

I’m sure by now you’ve noticed that I have serious love for soup, curry and sweet potatoes. Well, this Meatless Monday only has two of those things, because I just did soup last week. I used today’s recipe as my side dish contribution last Thanksgiving, but it served as the main dish at home while…