Pan-Seared Tofu with a Sweet and Sour Sticky Glaze

Firm tofu gets coated in cornstarch then pan-seared until browned on both sides. The sweet and sour sauce gets added to the seared tofu and as it sizzles in the hot pan, it creates a thick, glossy glaze that adheres to the tofu. This is a fast and easy way to make intensely flavored tofu…

Simply Delicious Fish and Fennel Stew

Satisfying meals don’t have to include countless ingredients. A couple of pantry staples and a few fresh finds can make for a delicious dish. I presented a cooking workshop featuring five-ingredient meals where the participants learned how to cook fast and healthy recipes consisting of five ingredients or less. Here’s a sample of one of…

Harissa Scrambled Tofu with a Refreshing Cucumber Salad

I was thrilled to discover Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook, Ottolenghi Simple. The recipes in this book are designed to keep the ingredient lists short and cooking techniques simple. This recipe is a vegetarian twist on scrambled eggs. As he mentions in the recipe, double or triple the harissa onions because they keep in the fridge for…

Roasted Curried Cauliflower and Egg Salad

If you’re getting bored with typical salads, try this flavorful combination of roasted cauliflower, hard boiled eggs in a curried yogurt dressing. It’s another winner from Yotam Ottolenghi’s cookbook, Ottolenghi Simple.

Baked Feta and Tomatoes (TikTok pasta) over Bucatini

Most of us have heard of, watched, and maybe even made this TikTok recipe. I wanted to lighten it up. The original version uses way too much feta cheese. A serving of the TikTok pasta is packing your arteries with a 1/2 block of feta cheese which is 4 ounces! That’s enough cheese for 4…

Zucchini Ribbon Pizza with Walnuts and Parmesan

One of my favorite series of cookbooks is from Erin Gleeson, The Forest Feast. What I love about her books is that she makes cooking healthier so easy! Her recipes are more of an assembly of ingredients. You can mix and match ingredients and her measurements are more of a suggestion rather than a rule….

Pan Con Tomate (Bread with Tomato)

Pan Con Tomate, or bread with tomato, originated in northern Spain as a quick snack or tapas. It is incredibly delicious and I’ve officially voted this my favorite summer dish! I can’t think of a better way to showcase my husband’s brilliant summer gems. Pan con Tomate requires only four ingredients but each one should…

Rainbow Cauliflower Tacos with Cashew Cream

Not another cauliflower recipe but hear me out! This vegan taco recipe is amazing! You’ll notice that the ingredient list looks long but each step is quite easy and the recipe moves from step to step rather smoothly. You’re always doing something while you’re waiting. Making the pickled cabbage while the cauliflower bakes and the…

Light and Easy Mac and Cheese

Macaroni and cheese is delicious but we all know how rich and energy dense it can be. Not to mention the time commitment of making a cream sauce and precooking the pasta. Well, with this just as delicious recipe, there is no need to make a sauce, no need to precook the pasta and it’s…

The Best Shrimp Cocktail

You might be thinking, do I really need a recipe for shrimp cocktail? Can’t I just buy it already prepared? If you love shrimp and you really love shrimp cocktail, then yes, you need this recipe! It is so simple to make and tastes a thousand times better than any store prepared version. You start…

Rainbow Cauliflower Tacos with Cashew Cream

Do we really need another way to make cauliflower? Yes, yes we do! I got this idea from May I Have That Recipe because I liked the idea of using cashew cream on a taco and I loved the bright, beautiful colors. Although their recipe called for purple and yellow cauliflower (I could only find…

Vegetarian Tortilla Soup

In celebration of Cinco De Mayo, this vegetarian tortilla soup is packed with smokey flavor, spice, and crunch! Since you’re using lots of pantry ingredients, it’s convenient and quick to assemble. You can regulate the heat level with the amount of jalapeno pepper you add. I’m only using half but if you like it hot,…