Homemade Chicken Wild Rice Soup

 Shout it, scout it, read all about it, “COLD WEATHER HAS STRUCK THE MIDWEST and EAST COAST” causing cold bodies, runny noses, and frost bite! The remedy?This Homemade Crockpot Wild Rice Soup recipe!! It is absolutely delicious and ...more

So I'm a Vegan. How Do I Explain This to a Teenager?

My teenaged niece has expressed interest in learning about the vegan lifestyle. As honored as I feel, I’m not sure I even knew that being a vegan is a lifestyle. Image via Shutterstock ...more

Gluten-free Pierogi with Potatoes & Cheese

Any tradition I was exposed to growing up was related to Polish culture. My dad's parents were from Poland, so growing up around Polish food and customs was of course a heavy part of my dad's upbringing. My dad shared a slice of his upbringing during ...more

10 Healthy Snacks for Lazy People Who Want to Eat Healthy

This post was inspired by my good friend, Melissa, who recently reached out to me needing some "EASY, HEALTHY snack ideas for LAZY people."In a perfect world we'd all have time to spend hours playing Top Chef in our kitchens, whipping up gourmet ...more

Bacon Roses: Your Step-by-Step Guide

I really wanted to name this post something more fun like...Because Nothing Says I love You More Than Bacon... or Because Men Don’t Give a Sh*t About Flowers, Cookies or Chocolate.....more

Apple Rose Pastry Puffs

Apple Rose Puffs are such fun to make. Impress your guests by using puff pastry to create an easy and elegant dessert perfect for any occasion. Apple Rose PuffsINGREDIENTS:...more

The Gluten-Free Pie That Will Make Any Man Propose

This pie recipe will always be near and dear to my heart. You may have seen it floating around the internet under the name Shoney’s Strawberry Pie, but in our home,  we call it "The Engagement Pie" or "The Pie That Will Make Any Man Propose".  ;-)...more

Cashew Nut Cookies For Chinese New Year

It’s the time of the year to bake Chinese New Year cookies again! I’ve decided to revisit a previous recipe but use a different ground nut powder instead....more

Easy Stir Fried Vermicelli Noodles

Easy vegan stir fried vermicelli noodles for the whole family, so healthy and tasty!...more

Dark chocolate: like or dislike?

[Welcome to Like or Dislike, where you get to share how you really feel about ingredients from the pantry, ingredients I'm thinking about adding to my pantry, other seasonal foods, and favorite cooking gear. The things you like are sure to find their way to the recipes here on The Perfect Pantry, so do tell.] 'Tis the weekend when almost everyone is talking about chocolate, or thinking about it, and dark chocolate is the way to go. Never mind that it's full of antioxidants, and helps to regulate blood sugar, or that it just plain tastes good ....more

Vazhakkai Podimas | Raw Banana Stir Fry

Its Vazhakkai Podimas again, a recipe that I got from a colleague. She has been getting it frequently. However everytime I taste, I keep asking and forgetting it prompting ....more

35 Divine Chicken Pasta Recipes

Looking for a fresh idea for dinner? These 35 creative chicken pasta recipes will liven up your meal. We eat a lot of chicken ....more

Italy Wine Tour – Barbaresco

This is the third post in the Around the World Birthday Extravaganza Series. Because there will be many, many posts in this series, I will list all other...more

Saturday Seven, 32.

How’s your Valentine’s Day weekend going so far? I have zero complaints because I’m here in sunny San Francisco...more

Mango Chai Tiramisu

I'm on my surgery rotation right now, so I don't have much to update you on about my life. Mostly because it's really boring and consists of waking up at the crack of dawn and standing in the OR all day. Although, I'm on cardiothoracic surgery right now and I get to poke and jab at beating hearts ....more

Raspberry Almond Hand Pies

My kitchen life lately: raw, raw, raw… BAKED. I’ve developed a rather strong preference for raw and no-bake treats over the years, but the occasional baked treat is still a must. I know it’s V-Day approaching, but these raspberry almond hand pies were actually dreamt up, crafted, baked, photographed, and devoured precisely on Christmas day ....more

Beet & Berry Smoothie

So, the special someone in your life isn't a fan of artificial food dyes? No worries! You can still make their Valentine's Day breakfast colorful, with this naturally beautiful, beet & berry smoothie.Say that 5 times fast ....more