Red Beet Potato Hash Browns

I couldn't resist peeling the potatoes outside yesterday. It takes a few minutes which are much better spent sitting on the back door steps under the bird nest, watching Ilian balance bike than standing over the sink 🙂 We needed them for our rather unhealthy dinner last night: hash browns! With leftover shredded red beets,… Continue reading Red Beet Potato Hash Browns

GF Zucchini Waffles

Helllooo waffle afficionadas/os! We tried a new aquafaba waffle creation last night and it turned out fabulous. We may need to tweak the recipe a bit, as our waffle iron took twice as long as usual to get dinner ready, but the golden hues over dark green were irresistible 🙂 It took a while to… Continue reading GF Zucchini Waffles

Carrot Dinner Waffles

We recently purchased a waffle iron and I have become obsessed - and Ilian even more so! If it comes in waffle form, he'll eat it 😉 And with good reason for this one! It's dinner in a fluffy, crunchy, wholesomely sweet package. The secret ingredient here is aquafaba (for those who don't know: the… Continue reading Carrot Dinner Waffles

Snowcap Bean Chili with Corn Wheels

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope everyone's week off was as great as ours: Friends visited, bouncy houses were visited, and Ilian hunted for Easter eggs three times! We also got to see geese, a crane, and all the various songbirds flying overhead as spring has truly arrived in our parts 🙂 To say… Continue reading Snowcap Bean Chili with Corn Wheels

Chipotle Mayo – Vegan and Soy-free

Vegan Mayo sans soy? Check. Husband in the kitchen? Check. Tasty results? Check! Ilian's dad is much better with the hot spices than I am, so when it comes to manly-ly burning hot pepper spices, I'm happy to hand over the kitchen counter to him. Today he created a truly fantastic chipotle mayo from Tuesday's… Continue reading Chipotle Mayo – Vegan and Soy-free

Soy-free Vegan Mayo

Today's post is a bit technical - my apologies! Vegan mayonnaise that is also top-8-allergen-free is not easy to find in most grocery stores, but is super-easy to make at home - thanks to aquafaba 🙂 Enjoy your vegan BLTs or some ZLTs with it, dip your oven potatoes in it, or surprise a non-vegan friend with egg-free, soy-free,… Continue reading Soy-free Vegan Mayo

Concentric Okra Risotto

Okra used to be one of my least favorite vegetables. I find it has a brash, metallic taste, and the decidedly slimy texture, which neither cooking or frying will eliminate, is also not generally endearing. But when prepared with just the right combination of spices and other foods, I love it! To counter the in-your-face… Continue reading Concentric Okra Risotto