Fresh Garlic Bread

This bread is so good and not covered in tons of butter. It is simple and very focused on the bread and the garlic. I like this with the Navy Bean Stew with Feta & Greens. Ingredients 1 glove of garlic, cut in half Olive oil 4 slices of crusty bread. I prefer sourdough. Process…

Navy Bean Stew with Feta & Greens

This soup is a game changer. There are so many good tips and tricks in it. The browning of the smashed garlic in olive oil, the bread spread with fresh garlic, and the BRINE! I got this recipe from a Bon Appetit magazine, a few years ago. My mom got a subscription for me and…

Flautas Ahogadas with Verde Sauce

This recipe is from my buddy, Robert. It means drowned flautas and drowned they are! The first time we made this together he came over solely to teach me. It happened to be May 4th (May the fourth be with you) so we have a lot of Star Wars pictures from that day.  He cooked…

Butternut Squash Soup with Spinach

This was the first recipe that I ever made! It’s cheap, easy, and will keep in the refrigerator for about 5 days. My household works in restaurants, so its perfect for weekend lunches & dinners. INGREDIENTS: 2 large Butternut squash Drizzle of olive oil 2 tsp ground clove, split 4 Sprigs fresh rosemary 4 tsp…

Everyday Chickpea Buddha Bowl

This is one of the first recipes I feel like I’ve truly mastered. My favorite part, other than how cheap it is, is how many different veggies you can use! I tried to include all the different ways I’ve done it but if you come up with anything good let me know! Servings: 3-4 Cook…

Lentil, Sweet Potato and Arugula stew

As fall slowly approaches, I’ve been searching for filling, healthy meals for my roommates and I. We recently moved into a new apartment and have been doing lots of yard work to make everything homey (we built a compost!). I made this stew after a long day of work and it filled us all up!…

Stella’s Bowling Alley Enchiladas

For my 42nd birthday Sara came over and we made her Mom’s enchiladas together. It was a fun night – full of food, friends, and of course….Karaoke! This was the second time that we made these together so my notes were MUCH better and I could actually help out some! There is a bowling alley…

Sairah’s Dinner Party Queso

I created this recipe in the frenzy that was my first dinner party, which I hosted in my first apartment. Needless to say, the queso was a hit and none of the attendees discussed politics. A success!  Servings: 8 people Cook & prep time: 20-30 min Ingredients:   3 Tbsp salted butter 1/2 yellow onion,…

Sesame Chicken & Bok Choy Stir-fry

This is a weight watchers recipe and before you stop listening….it is GOOD! Like super easy, really flavorful and quick to make – GOOD! We were making it about once a week.  I like to make short grain brown rice along with it. This recipe is part of our Wednesday Recipe series. This recipe serves…

The Soup Peddler’s Mulligatawny

This recipe is part of our Wednesday Recipe series. I have not made this soup but I have eaten it at the Soup Peddler and it is GREAT!  This recipe has all the aspects of a great meal. Ingredients 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 medium white onions, diced 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 3 tablespoons…

Chicken Mulligatawny

There are ALOT of different recipes for mulligatawny out in the world. This is the one that we make the most. I got this recipe from an Eating Well magazine, several years ago. This is one of Carol’s all-time faves! We are a fan of Wheatsville’s crostinis so instead of almonds we like to put…

French Onion Soup

This is one of the soups that Sairah and I made together on Wednesdays.  The look on her face just says it ALL!  This was a lot of onion to slice and some tears were involved. I have made this several times, as you can see from the notes in my cookbook.  I am not…