Favorite Thanksgiving: Herb and Citrus Turkey

Because throwing out food is the worst, I often use this recipe for just thighs or a breast rather than an entire turkey if we don’t have many guests. Using just parts is great — it’s easier to tell if your meat is entirely thawed, everyone can have the part they like best, and it…

The best Shepherd’s Pie Ever

It’s all about Worcestershire & wine. Ingredients: olive oil 3-4 carrots, diced 1 large onion, diced 1 pound ground beef or lamb 1 cup frozen peas (or any peas) 1 tablespoon butter (Earth Balance if you’re dairy-free) 2 tablespoons flour black pepper (to taste) 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme, finely diced 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1…

Cuban-inspired Beans & Rice

This is a fast, easy recipe for those nights when you want something healthy and light, but satisfying. I’ve also added meat to mine, on the nights when I really do need to eat more protein (and accepting it’s a little less healthy this way.) You can easily make it with or without the polish…

Spanish Quinoa

        I discovered quinoa (pronounced “KEEN-wah”) about a year ago. Turns out it’s a superfood. And, it’s tasty. You can basically use it to replace rice in just about any dish but it’s a healthier option. I used to make Spanish Chicken and Rice (Arroz con Pollo) all the time when my…