Vegan Black Bean Chili

Heat olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. Add onion along with a large pinch of salt and pepper. Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently. Add garlic, chili powder, cumin, and sugar and cook for another minute, stirring frequently. Stir in tomatoes, chipotles in adobo, black beans, lentils, and a large pinch of salt […]

Roast Sweet Potato, Black Bean, Lime Rice Bowls

For the potatoes: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Drizzle cubed potatoes with 1 teaspoon olive oil and toss to coat. Onto a baking sheet, arrange potatoes in an even layer. Roast 10-15 minutes, or until easily pierced with a fork. For the rice: To a medium saucepan over medium high heat, add olive oil. […]

Homemade Taco Seasoning

In a small bowl, mix together chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Store in an airtight container.   Recipe from: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/46653/taco-seasoning-i/ Total time: 5 minutes   viewprint

Strawberry Chicken Salad

Preheat oven to 450° Fahrenheit and lightly grease a baking pan with avocado oil. Season chicken on both sides with salt and pepper. Place chicken on the baking pan. Place in oven to cook for 20-25 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked completely through and 165 degrees in the center. While the chicken is […]

Make-Ahead Asian Quinoa Salad

In a small pot, combine quinoa with 3 cups water (or chicken broth for added flavor), bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer and cook for 12-15 minutes until quinoa is done. Once cooked, in a fine mesh strainer, strain quinoa to discard all of the water and then run under cold […]

Holiday Sangria

Combine all ingredients in a large pitcher. Stir together with a large wooden spoon to help the sugar dissolve. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours before serving. Serve chilled with a garnish of rosemary sprigs. Make sure to get some of the fruit in every glass!   Recipe from: https://www.cakenknife.com/christmas-sangria/ Total time: 4 hrs. viewprint

Double Chocolate Coconut Shortbread Cookies

Preheat oven to 325°. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, or silpat. Add all the cookie ingredients in a food processor, except chocolate chips and pulse until completely combined. The dough will come together in a ball once combined. Add chocolate chips and stir in by hand. Place the dough in between two sheets […]

Garlic Grilled Shrimp

Add the olive oil, herbs, and spices to a small mixing bowl and whisk together. Place the shrimp in a bowl and pour 3/4 of the marinade on top of the shrimp. Mix together gently until the shrimp are well coated. Cover the bowl and marinate the shrimp for 30 minutes to an hour. Thread […]

Buffalo Chicken Meatballs

In a non-stick skillet on medium-high heat, add the oil, celery, carrots or red bell pepper, onion and garlic cloves. Sauté until onions translucent and vegetables are cooked through. Remove from the skillet and let cool slightly. Next in a bowl, combine and mix together the chicken, flour, 2 Tbsp. buffalo sauce and sautéed veggies. Form […]

Apple Pumpkin Butter

Peel and core apples, then cut into 1-inch chunks. Transfer to a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker and fold in pumpkin, pumpkin pie spice, and cider. Cook on Low for 6 hours, then let cool slightly. Working in batches, puree until smooth.   Recipe from: https://www.womansday.com/food-recipes/food-drinks/a24218142/apple-pumpkin-butter-recipe/ Total time: 6 hrs. viewprint

Roasted Carrots with Farro, Chickpeas & Herbed Crème Fraîche

To cook the farro: In a medium saucepan, combine the rinsed farro with at least three cups water (enough water to cover the farro by a couple of inches). Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat to a gentle simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the farro is tender to the bite but still […]

Flourless Pumpkin Brownies

Preheat your oven to 350°F and prepare an 8 x 8 in baking pan by lining it with a sheet of parchment paper, leaving a few inches of overhang on the sides to allow for easy removal. Set aside. Add all the ingredients except for the chocolate chips to a high-speed blender or food processor […]