After enjoying Black Bean Masa Cakes, I was excited to try using the super simple masa dough in a different recipe. For Toasted Hummus Pockets, I filled the masa dough with tasty hummus, then baked the “pockets” until golden. The finished Hummus Pockets are absolutely delightful with a perfectly crisp crust and a warm, creamy center. A dollop of parsley-yogurt sauce on top and you have one magnificent dish!...more
Today I feel quite scattered, a little stressed-out, and most definitely pulled in several different directions at once... and this is in spite of the fact that I took two vacation days last week and am therefore just now wrapping up a five-day weekend. After running around all over town for meetings and
errands and then getting home and trying to extinguish several (figurative) fires that popped up unexpectedly in my absence, I find myself in a rather weary and discouraged space this evening.
Apparently I need a break after my break.
Last week I shared my longtime affection for butternut squash, and I guess I still have squash on the brain because the Meatless Monday recipe that caught my eye this week is Roasted Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas from Reluctant Entertainer. Sandy serves this with a green salad and some extra sour cream and cheese on the side for people to add at the table, and I'm sure there are plenty of compliments when this is on the menu for guests.
Yesterday I was really craving some potatoes. While browsing the internet for a new mashed potato recipe I came upon this potato soup recipe and after I saw it I could not get it out of my head. I was tempted to skip the spin class I had planned to go to just so I could get home faster and make it, but I rationalized that I'd probably feel less guilty eating the soup if I went to spin class first....more
The beer sauce on this Stir Fry is incredibly versatile. Beer sauced broccoli is a favorite in our house; the sauce is a quick and easy vegan dinner idea that can be used for stir fry and pasta dishes alike. You can put it over nearly any vegetable you want, but I find that it goes best with cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, rapini, and greens of all kinds - kale, collars, chard, cabbage), and mushrooms. It is amazing with mushrooms!...more
Halloween is here and that means ghouls, goblins, ghosts and gore! Sure, you can stop in to a local haunted attraction but why not mix some fun travel and adventure in with your fright? This great nation is full of some rich, and dark, history, so why not check some of it out at the scariest time of year? And while you're ghost hunting, be sure to explore the area and some of the local healthy, vegan and gluten free fare!Here's my list of the scariest places in America as well as where to dine!...more
It's butternut squash season, and I couldn't be happier about it! I've loved this creamy winter squash ever since the days my Grandma Denny used to bake it wrapped in foil and then mash it with (lots of) butter, salt and pepper. These days I like a little less butter with my squash, but I still prefer savory butternut squash dishes and this Butternut Squash, Peanut, and Chipotle Soup from The Perfect Pantry really sounds like a Meatless Monday win