Cheese Filled Herbed Pretzels

Making homemade pretzels are easier than you think. If you have made any yeast bread, and even if you haven’t, give this a try. I promise once you’ve tasted a home made pretzel you will be making them often. You can use any herbs and cheeses you want, but my favorite combinations are Basil/Mozzarella &Continue reading “Cheese Filled Herbed Pretzels”

Louisiana Style Cajun White Beans with Blackened Shrimp over Rice (Spicy)

Not everyone likes spicy, so if this is you, pass this one by or take a walk on the wild side and give it a try. This recipe can be made Vegan and serves 6-8 people IMPORTANT! You will want to prep your shrimp the day before you want to make this. Let’s talk aboutContinue reading “Louisiana Style Cajun White Beans with Blackened Shrimp over Rice (Spicy)”

Blackened Seasoning

Making your own not only tastes better, but saves money and waste! You can use this seasoning on fish, shrimp, lobster, chicken, beef or pork. When making your own seasoning blends, try and buy organic spices and here’s why. Ingredients: 1 Tbls paprika, 2 1/2 tsp salt, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp cayenne, 1Continue reading “Blackened Seasoning”

Fried Corn & Herbed Stuffing Casserole

As a kid, I hated most of the Thanksgiving dinner. Not sure exactly why, but maybe it was the gooey, wet stuffing, dried out turkey, the cottage cheese jello salad or that damn canned cranberries sauce. I stuck with the mashed potatoes and dinner rolls. Don’t get me wrong, I love the flavors of Thanksgiving,Continue reading “Fried Corn & Herbed Stuffing Casserole”

Pumpkin Pull Apart Rolls with Sage & Garlic Pesto

Home made bread and rolls are one of the best comfort foods. The aroma, the first bite into that warm pillowy goodness…. oh dear, as I am writing this, I find my mouth is watering. Funny what our senses can invoke. You get the picture. This recipe is one I have used for other dishesContinue reading “Pumpkin Pull Apart Rolls with Sage & Garlic Pesto”

Hot or Not Brussel Sprout & Roasted Potato Salad

This is a beautiful, delicious, colorful side dish to add to your sides on Thanksgiving or really any time of year it goes with so many other dishes, or is a great stand alone dish. If you are a plant based and are headed over to someones house that isn’t, this is the perfect dishContinue reading “Hot or Not Brussel Sprout & Roasted Potato Salad”

Coaxing Flavor out of Foods

Have you ever had a gravy or a main dish that was bland and quite tasteless? There are ways to turn that unremarkable dish into something extraordinary. Chefs all over the world know that one of the secret to amazing dishes is flavor. Coaxing flavor from the ingredients used. Whether it’s animal products or plants,Continue reading “Coaxing Flavor out of Foods”

Creamy Roasted Potato & Carrot Soup

I love soup for chilly fall and winter meals. As a newer plant based eater, I am always coming up with combinations I think will make a good soup. This is one of my favorites! This recipe can be made Vegan or Vegetarian and serves 4 Let’s Get Cooking! Ingredients: 1 lb organic, Russet orContinue reading “Creamy Roasted Potato & Carrot Soup”