Recipe: Mushroom Hand Pies

These were originally supposed to be empanadas but they got a little confused along the way. They turned out delicious enough that I just called them hand pies and think you should make them anyway.

Recipe: Potato Croquette

If you ever wanted to eat mashed potatoes as a finger food: this is it. These are perfectly creamy and deliciously cheese filled but in the future I might actually not shred the cheese but instead place a small cube inside each ball just for a next texture change. To make them much easier to…

Recipe: Loaded Chickpea Salad

This no-cook salad is really perfect for hot summer months or lazy days when you feel like you need to get more protein and vegetables in your life but you don’t want to put in much effort. It’s basically a one step recipe (two steps if you count chopping everything up as a step) so…

Recipe: Udon Noodles

Udon is shockingly easy to make and without any special tools. It’s less work intensive than making spaghetti and less fussy than any egg pasta and again, it needs nothing more than a rolling pin, 5 minutes of work, and a handful of pantry staples. Works great in a quick soup or dipped in soy…

Recipe: Cheddar and Chive Muffins

These muffins goes really well with simple soup or just as a snack on their own. They come out light and fluffy despite having a lot of cheese in them and he taste is exactly how’d you expect it. This is also a one bowl wonder so it takes all of 10 minutes to come…

Recipe: Squash and Black Bean Chili

A quick filling chili that gets the job done. This is even more delicious with a nice heaping of sour cream and hot sauce or some crunchy tortilla chips / pieces to jazz it up. It packs good flavor on its own and has a bunch of textures but it just needs a little something…

Recipe: Onion Tart

If you wanted a tart with a distilled onion flavor, this is it. I’m always looking for ways to use caramelized onions because they’re so delicious and this might be the ultimate way to use them. It’s the perfect tart with just a hint of sweetness that keeps it tasting fresh.

Recipe: Vegetable Hummus Wraps

I don’t usually feel like you need a recipe to make a wrap but this was a great combo of ingredients so I’m going to let it slide this one time. Please make this very simple and delicious wrap (I made it with lavash because that’s what available here but you can make it with…

Recipe: Hot and Sour Soup

Hot and sour soup is great for a change of pace from other soups. I really enjoyed this one with noodles but it would be good with rice or some pieces of silky tofu too like the original had.

Recipe: Goat Cheese, Pesto, Tomato Tart

This is a pretty simple recipe though it takes more time to come together then I thought it should. The result is absolutely spectacular though and worth the effort. I’d suggest using really good goat cheese and the freshest tomatoes you can find because there’s no hiding behind bad ingredients here.