A Skinny Seitan “Danielle”

I am working on more ways to use beans. This recipe totally transforms them. This is loosely based on Chicken Danielle, but when I looked at the recipe, it was as unhealthy as it comes. Canned soup, lack of vegetables, sky high calories and sodium, low macros. The healthiest thing about the recipe was the [...]

A healthier tamal casserole

Pati Jinich is one of my favorite Mexican chefs. I love how she blends here Mexican cuisine with American that makes it more than just Tex-Mex. It is in a world of its own. One of her creations is a tamal casserole. I love because it's better than a tamale pie because it's actually made [...]

Navy Bean and Escarole Stew with Vegan Feta and Olives

We've finally had the hard frost we've been waiting for here in Michigan. If you haven't heard we have had an unusually high amount of cases of eastern equine encephalitis or EEE. It's a nasty disease that mostly affects horses, but can also infect humans. It has a high fatality rate. We even sprayed for [...]

Zucchini Burgers with Lentils

Now that we are in the beginning stages of warm weather, I thought it would be a great time for another veggie burger recipe. I am always looking for a good veggie burger recipe because eating a burger made with meat is too many calories. A standard hamburger patty is about 480 calories. And that's [...]