Egg-free

November 30, 2012 Thumbnail image for Beef Tajine (Slow Cooker Recipe)

Beef Tajine (Slow Cooker Recipe)

I was at Whole Foods recently doing my monthly meat shopping trip. I generally buy a lot of meat at once and freeze it for convenience. I usually get my produce at the farmer’s market, so then I just have to pick up all the other small items I need at my local store once […]

November 28, 2012 Thumbnail image for Thai Almond Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Almond Chicken Lettuce Wraps

You know those days when you have been on vacation or maybe just fell off the “health wagon”, and all you can think about is that you need to eat a huge pile of greens? On my way home after the Thanksgiving break, I was flying out of the Austin airport. They had a nice […]

September 6, 2012 Thumbnail image for Almond Coconut Chicken Tenders

Almond Coconut Chicken Tenders

I love foods that are flavorful, incorporate interesting textures, and are nourishing. However, apart from the occasional drawn out cooking endeavor, I like my recipes to be fairly simple to prepare and use only a few ingredients. This recipe meets all those criteria. These chicken tenders are kid-friendly and adult-friendly. It would be nice to […]

July 26, 2012 Thumbnail image for Slow Cooked Tomatillo Chicken Tacos

Slow Cooked Tomatillo Chicken Tacos

Do you have a slow cooker? If your answer to this question is “no”, then drop what you are doing and get to your local Walgreens, hardware store, or Target. My slow cooker was less than $30 and works like a champ. This nifty little machine is such a time saver, you won’t understand how […]

April 30, 2012 Thumbnail image for Date-Sweetened Almond Butter Cookies

Date-Sweetened Almond Butter Cookies

I have recently been trying to cut down on my intake of sweets. I have been off refined sugar for a while (except for the occasional treat), but I do still enjoy maple syrup, coconut sugar, and some other natural sweeteners here and there. My acupuncturist mentioned the other day that it seemed I had […]

April 25, 2012 Thumbnail image for Salmon and Guacamole Bowls

Salmon and Guacamole Bowls

This wonderful summer recipe was inspired by a local Peruvian restaurant. My mom was visiting me in San Francisco a couple years ago, and we walked down the street to this cute little neighborhood spot called Fresca. We both ordered these succulent salmon tacos that were topped with a very generous portion of guacamole. Although […]

April 10, 2012 Thumbnail image for Country Cornmeal Pancakes

Country Cornmeal Pancakes

Anyone else like a good cornbread?  If it’s done right, it is lightly crisp on the outside, and warm and moist on the inside.  One of my favorite restaurants that I used to frequent in Austin, Z Tejas, was famous for their cornbread.  Made to order, they served it in a cast iron skillet with […]

February 28, 2012 Thumbnail image for Beluga Lentil Burgers

Beluga Lentil Burgers

Nothing but the finest beluga lentils for these burgers. These delicious burgers are great to make in a large batch and freeze for future meals. Coriander was previously an uncommon spice in my repertoire; however, after eating these burgers it has become a staple in my kitchen. The cayenne in this recipe adds a little […]