Chickapea Pasta with pan seared summer vegetables

I’m always looking for new and different things to try. When I saw Chickapea + Greens Pasta, I knew I wanted to try it. It’s organic, gluten free, non- GMO, vegan, kosher, with no preservatives, no added sugar, and nothing artificial. I’ve been on a pasta salad kick lately, and I wanted to do somethingContinue reading “Chickapea Pasta with pan seared summer vegetables”

Summer Harvest Pasta Salad with Chickpeas & Calendula

Summer Harvest is really a blanket term that kind of means “whatever you want” as long as it’s generally things that are in season and that maybe you could pick out of your garden (if you have a garden – and also if you just so happen to be growing vegetables) So for this SummerContinue reading “Summer Harvest Pasta Salad with Chickpeas & Calendula”

Something different – a little post on hope, mental health, and vulnerability

What an interesting and new experience the last year and a half have been! Like most of you, I have been experiencing a whirlwind of emotions and maybe like some of you – got just a sprinkle bit sad – or depressed or whatever you want to call it. It happens to the best ofContinue reading “Something different – a little post on hope, mental health, and vulnerability”

Chicken Fried Rice

Fried rice, is one of my favorite quick meals to make. The rice can be from dinner the night before, it’s a great way to use up leftovers. Now since I haven’t had rice with dinner this week, I’m going to start out and just make some rice just for this occasion. To start I’veContinue reading “Chicken Fried Rice”

Baby Chicks are coming!

I started keeping chickens 4 years ago, almost exactly around this time. The first video I took of the baby chicks, that I could find, was from May 12, 2016. I still have 3 of those 4 chicks: Mildred, Charlotte, and Hortensia. Keeping chickens has really added so much to my life, not only doContinue reading “Baby Chicks are coming!”

Vegetable Stock – and a cooking failure

This has been the first year (since culinary school ten years ago) that I have really been making my own stocks from scratch. It has been a satisfying cooking experience. It has added another level of flavor to my cooking and also a new kind of personal satisfaction from using my own stocks. I alsoContinue reading “Vegetable Stock – and a cooking failure”

Instant Pot Short Ribs

Recently one of the few things I could find at a grocery store was short ribs, and I thought, “well this I can work with”. I’m sure you have run into a few shortages in the grocery stores lately. Having an open mind in some ways can help you, I knew for sure that IContinue reading “Instant Pot Short Ribs”

Corned Beef & Cabbage

Corned Beef & Cabbage-If there were ever a time for Corned Beef & Cabbage, around St. Patrick’s Day is it. Since we are all spending more time at home these days, cooking is a great way to pass some time. If this is your first time cooking Corned Beef at home you may not knowContinue reading “Corned Beef & Cabbage”