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

Roasted Eggplant between Lo Bok and Spaghetti Squash

With a recent warm spell, all the snow and ice is on its way into the ground and we were happily jumping puddles yesterday. Ilian even asked for an extra walk through the neighborhood on the way to preschool to find more puddles. Which we did, while watching school buses, a busy excavator at a… Continue reading Roasted Eggplant between Lo Bok and Spaghetti Squash

Vegan Gluten-Free Corn Bread

Happy New Year!! May 2018 be a great one for all of us! Here's a quick and easy - and yummy! - toddler-cooking-friendly recipe to start us into the year with comfort food: Corn Bread. It's not easy to find a vegan, gluten-free version that is also free of coconut, but with some fiddling I… Continue reading Vegan Gluten-Free Corn Bread

Bean Chili with Okra-Mushroom Topping

The past few days have been warm enough for our beautiful sledding snow to melt away, but more is on the way, together with a cold spell. Which is the perfect opportunity to start cooking up things that are thoroughly warming and nutritious so that everyone has plenty of energy for winter fun 🙂 Chili… Continue reading Bean Chili with Okra-Mushroom Topping