Spicy Vegan Black Bean and Rice Soup

spicy black bean and rice soup

On a whim, I cooked up some dried black beans because I wanted to try out the Lazy Cook's Black Beans technique described on Serious Eats. I didn't use the fresh garlic, onion, or orange, just some granulated garlic and onion powder from my spice rack. Even without the aromatics, I have to say I really… Continue reading Spicy Vegan Black Bean and Rice Soup

Bean and Cabbage Stew

Good cabbage prices means it was my go-to green veggie recently. Most of what I bought went into Asian-style dishes. But with a remaining half sitting in the produce bin, I wanted to make a veggie-packed stew with it as a change of pace. Having a hearty vegetarian stew in the freezer is awesome for those… Continue reading Bean and Cabbage Stew

Spicy Lentil and Cheese Pupusas

spicy cheese and lentil pupusas

The last bag of instant corn masa flour I bought for making corn tortillas included a recipe for gorditas, which got me curious about what else could be made with the instant masa. I discovered pupusas, which are masa pockets typically stuffed with cheese and something else. After some reading and a pantry check, I came up… Continue reading Spicy Lentil and Cheese Pupusas

Middle Eastern Mini Feast

Whole wheat sourdough pita with hummus, spicy carrots, and fried eggplant

After finishing Jerusalem: A Cookbook by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi, I was craving Middle Eastern food. Specifically, I was craving the Middle Eastern food from my favorite restaurant for that sort of thing. They make this fried eggplant dish that is like candy, and these spicy cooked carrots that burn the tastebuds but are soooo… Continue reading Middle Eastern Mini Feast

Buckwheat bowl

Throwing together ingredients from lists of clean-eating and detox foods into a bowl is such a convenient way to go. It's easy to create a nutritionally balanced meal without spending a lot of time planning or shopping for special ingredients. I think of them more like a framework for a meal than a particular recipe. some lentils or legumes a… Continue reading Buckwheat bowl