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Tofu Broccoli (& Asparagus)

A while back we made a really good Beef & Broccoli recipe. Like, better than takeout beef broccoli. And we wanted to make it again, but didn’t really feel like (spending the money on) beef. So we thought we’d try it with tofu. Different taste, surely, but equally delicious! Try mixing it up with some...

Darn Good Penne Pasta Salad

Getting a recipe out of Taylor is like pulling teeth. He made this the other day, and it was truly delicious. Like, better than deli-style pasta salad. Good enough that we’re making it again for lunches this week. But when Taylor’s in the kitchen, it’s like his mind is somewhere else. Ask him two seconds...

Vegan Refried Bean Soup

Any excuse to use the new pot… right? We found this recipe over at FatFree Vegan Kitchen. It was a delicious and hearty soup, easy to make, and healthy to boot. Plus it made good leftovers the next day (ok two). Serve it with some fresh cilantro and some crumpled tortilla chips on top… mmmm....

“Surprise” Baklava and Spices Gone Wild

So as I was slaving away during my 3-hour-solo-dinner challenge the other night, I figured, I’ve already got the phyllo dough out and thawed, why not make baklava too? While it was good in principal, and actually ended up being pretty tasty, it could have been a disaster. You see, the recipe calls for 1...

Moroccan-Style Chicken Phyllo Rolls

Poor Taylor is out of kitchen-commission for a while. With a painful lower back, standing on his feet and washing dishes is the last thing he should be doing. Needless to say, I was on my own as far as cooking. And I have to say, I picked the WRONG dish to cook on my...