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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...

Chocolate Chip Banana Bread

Does anyone ever go through a whole bunch of bananas? I feel like whenever I do buy them (for smoothies or whatever), I can never finish them before they turn a lovely shade of speckled black. But ever since I can remember, I’ve never thrown these black bananas out. Instead, when they are just past...

Printing, Subscriptions, and Gravatars Oh My!

I’ve finally implemented the rest of the features I mentioned way back when I redesigned the layout. Print it! Now you will notice the little Print link at the bottom of each post. Click this to print the recipes. I know that I hate wasting paper, so I have the link set so it will...

Quinoa Cakes with Eggplant-Tomato Ragu and Goat Cheese

Oh goat cheese, how I love thee. Since I stopped eating dairy almost a year ago, I have managed to adapt pretty well. I don’t miss much, not the ice cream (the soy stuff is surprisingly good), nor the milk chocolate (give me dark any day), or even creamy pasta sauces (hey, it’s much healthier...