Happy New Year! Lobia for good luck in the new year

I wanted to start off the new year with a great bean recipe. While eating beans are a superstition that are supposed to bring good luck, I wanted to do them more as a great healthy and comforting start. I also did Hoppin' John and Black-Eyed Peas with Coconut Milk and Ethiopian Spices for the [...]

Chili Colorado

I saw this recipe demonstrated on Bon Appetit's YouTube page and knew I had to try it. I have more meat to deal with in the freezer, so this was the perfect recipe. I am taking a recipe from Chili Pepper Madness and making some adaptations. This includes making this in a slow cooker. The [...]

Spicy Lentil Quinoa Curry

I decided to do another vegetarian recipe this week. This one is a bit spicy, but also flavorful and comforting. Of course I love this dish because it is based on the lentil, one of my favorite vegetarian proteins. I believe the lentil is a good gateway protein into vegetarian eating for those who want [...]

Texas Spicy Black Bean and Lentil Chowder

I decided to switch it up and do a soup. Not just any boring soup. Soup can sometimes be boring. I think even chili can be boring. However, when I ran across this recipe for Texas Black Bean Chowder from Better Homes and Gardens, this was a nice shake up of the boring soup game. [...]