Top 10 Essentials of a Vegetarian Kitchen

When we were putting together our registry before getting married, I was inexplicably thrilled to register for a melon baller.  I have no explanation for this.  In the nearly 6 years we’ve been married, I think I’ve used that thing … Read More

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Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Until this weekend, I’d never before put chocolate chips in my pancakes. It was…life changing. I mean, HOW had I not put chocolate chips in my pancakes?  Maybe not the brightest crayon. These were delicious.  A little lighter than with … Read More

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Roasted Red Pepper Pizza Sauce

I’ve mentioned before that we have homemade pizza most Friday nights around here.  We tend to keep things pretty standard with either a basic tomato sauce or pesto.  We had some red bell peppers sitting around last week, though, so … Read More

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Crockpot Chipotle Four Bean & Butternut Chili

(Foreward: chili never ever photographs well.  End.) For a long time, I’ve been wanting to figure out an easy crockpot chili that uses dry beans.  They’re cheaper and better for you and I far prefer the texture, especially after they’ve … Read More

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A Traditional Vegetarian Thanksgiving

My whole life, starting at the beginning of November, people (who have found out I’m a vegetarian) have asked me, “So do you celebrate Thanksgiving?” Um, yes. Forgive me for thinking you’re a dummy, but a) Thanksgiving is about more … Read More

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5-Minute Crockpot Creamy Tomato Soup

I am a complete sucker for tomato soup.  Paired with grilled cheese sandwiches, it’s the vegetarian equivalent of comfort food.  I’ve been trying to settle on a crockpot version I love, one that deepens the flavors and isn’t just the … Read More

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Indian Coconut Cabbage Curry

Our CSA lately has provided us with mass quantities of greens.  As in, my entire bottom shelf of my refrigerator is filled with them.  This recipe uses none of them, but it did make a dent in the head and … Read More

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Mascarpone & Mushroom Mac

Usually I’m pretty domineering about what we eat for dinner.  My way or the highway, fam.  But I figured I could allow Nat to choose his own birthday meal.  (I know you are v. curious for my tips on how … Read More

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Baked Potatoes 7 Ways

Why, hello!  Welcome back to me from not-on-earth’s-face.  Well, another side of it, anyway.  We had a lovely trip to Chicago for a dear friend’s wedding and to Utah to spend lots of time with Grandma & Grandpa (and eat … Read More

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30-Minute Dal (Indian Lentils)

Even with meal planning, there are days when I just get behind or failed to plan ahead or am just plain feeling lazy.  This is the meal that I make on those days.  It’s quick (30 minutes to the table), … Read More

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Whole Wheat Orange Walnut Muffins

It will probably shock you to hear that I’m not the biggest muffin fan in the world.  Usually they’re too sweet, too bready, too sticky, too…something.  Evidently I am pickier than I thought. But these MUFFINS.  Gracious.  A few weeks … Read More

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