Chipotle Pecan Pesto

I’ve been spending a lot of time in Austin lately and definitely not complaining about it. The vegan food scene there is amazing! I would never live there, but having it an hour away is absolutely perfect. A few weeks ago, I went to Bouldin Creek for brunch and had a burger with this wonderful…

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Spicy Korean Hummus

This hummus is so addictive. It’s great with cut veggies, wrapped in a collard green, as a sandwich spread, or on a salad. RECIPE 2 cups of cooked chickpeas 1 tablespoon gochujang 1/2 cup kimchi with the liquid 1/4 teaspoon of cumin 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 cup of aquafaba or broth 2 tablespoons of…

Lemony Chickpea Stew

It’s 2019!!! I hope everyone had a fun, safe holiday season. I love how supportive my family is of my lifestyle, especially around the holidays. My mom’s even cooking oil-free dishes when I’m there! But while I was out of town, I came up with so many ideas that need to transpire. So far, I’ve…

Sorta Cincinnati Sweet Potato Stew

I couldn’t deal with anything sweet potato for a few days, but I finally got over the hump. This recipe is really good. The warm spices pair well with sweet potatoes. RECIPE 1 small onion, diced 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 15 oz can of diced tomatoes with the liquid 1 bay leaf 4…

Sweet Potato Tikki

I didn’t really dig Indian food as a child, but there were a few exceptions. Aloo tikki, rajma, chaat, and chana masala along with kajur burfi. Basically potato patties, red beans, no way to describe chaat other than maybe Indian nachos, chickpeas, and cashew fudge. Now I’m hungry! Since I’m doing 10 days of sweet…

Oil-free Hush Puppies

Appetizers are my meal of choice. If there is an appetizer sampler on the menu, you better believe I’m all in. There’s just something about crunchy, dipable finger food that gets me every time. And today that’s all I wanted, something crunchy with a dipping sauce. I have been wanting to make queso blanco anyway,…

Delicata Pie

I recently became obsessed with delicata squash. It’s fantastic on its own. It tastes almost like caramel. With the holidays approaching, I wanted to try my hand at a pie and I knew this would be the perfect filling! It reminds me of butterscotch. Don’t toss the roasted pulp and seeds. They’re nature’s granola.  …

Cajun Stew

I won’t bore y’all with another story about my second home, but I did wake up today to it smelling like a campfire from burning a fire all day yesterday. I love wood fires, and the smell got me thinking about camping, baking, slow cooking. Basically I was cold and needed to warm up. What…

Upgraded Chimichurri

Mushrooms keep finding their way into my fridge lately. Sorry mushroom haters! I have always loved them, all of them! Last week I attended an appreciation dinner for work, and I wasn’t too thrilled but I went. I knew it was going to wreck my oil-free ways. I could have just had tea, but there…

Red Enchilada Sauce

I’ve always been more of a tomatillo gal, that is until I decided to make my own red sauce for enchiladas. It’s really simple and freezes well, so make a double batch! Don’t skip any of the steps and definitely use dried, whole chiles. I used arbol, hatch, and Anaheim, but you can use whatever…

BBQ Pulled Shrooms

When I was in Houston, I picked up a pack of king oyster mushrooms. They have a great meaty texture which lends a bit of a bite to them. They’re pretty fun mushrooms so give them a try. To make this pulled pork-ish dish, I cut off the caps and used them for something else….