Vegetarian Extra Dirty Rice

I was watching YouTube for recipes, as I often do, and I ran across a recipe from Foodwishes called Dirty, Dirty Rice. Chef John said he likes his rice extra dirty. Now dirty rice gets its dirtiness from liver and pork. I know most people are not fans of liver. I'm weird because I only [...]

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 [...]

Corned….Tofu?

Why in the world would anyone want to corn tofu? Yes, it sounds strange, but since going vegetarian I wanted to have some version of old favorites. I love corned beef. However, it has too much salt and isn't the best for you. I actually became inspired by a small restaurant in Kalamazoo, Michigan called [...]

Tempeh and Walnut Tacos

I'm really busy this weekend, so I was looking for an easy dinner. I came across the recipe for Vegan Tempeh-Walnut Tacos from Better Homes and Gardens and it looked like a great vegetarian option that was quick and easy. I plan to replace the tortillas in this recipe with rice to make the tacos [...]