Recipe: Matzo

I’m going to level with you that if you can just buy matzo where you are, there just isn’t a reason to make it. It tastes pretty close to the same, if not just a touch fresher. In this way the recipe is easy but not amazing. Also if you’re anything like me, you will…

Recipe: Simple Bean Soup

A nice hearty beans and greens type soup that sticks to your ribs in cold weather. Hearty enough to be a meal when paired with some bread or a salad but light enough to be a side dish for a roast dinner too.

Recipe: Scallion Pancakes

These are like naan on steroids. They’re very unassuming but they were super quick to make and absolutely delicious. I didn’t do a great job at pan frying but they still were crispy and crunchy and completely satisfying. I made the dough the night before and then fried them up in the morning so that’s…

Recipe: Tex Mex Roll Ups

An easy appetizer for a party for a way to change up burritos for lunch. Served with salad or seasoned rice this is perfect for a lunch meal. You can add in almost any toppings you like so it’s also great for using up odds and ends.

Recipe: Refried Beans

A basic staple of cooking re-fried beans. I hemmed and hawed if I wanted to post this recipe because it’s so basic and also because I used to buy re-fried bean (gasp!) instead of making them but since moving to Estonia that is no longer an option so now I make my own. They’re super…

Recipe: Pesto Rolls

A fun side dish or a perfect handheld party food that feels like it was a lot of work and looks impressive but actually takes just a few minutes of effort to make AND is pretty cost effective. Combining just three ingredients it’s a no nonsense recipe that just tastes good.

Recipe: Vegetable Miso Soup

An easy miso soup with a little extra vegetable flare so that you can serve it as a side or dress it up with some cold noodles or a boiled egg for a main course.

Recipe: Black Bean Tortilla Soup

This soup is surprisingly good for how little effort is needed to make it.  Also I served it with a cutting board full of topping options which makes the soup fun too.

Recipe: Coconut Lentils

These creamy coconut lentils are a total treat. They have a really nice color to them and you can easily change up what vegetables you use depending what you have on hand or what is in season to make a filling meal.

Recipe: Squash and White Bean Saute

A simple saute for the fall or winter that really hits the spot. There’s nothing fancy about it just a nice and deliciously warming dish.