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five ingredient black bean croquettes

five ingredient black bean croquettes

These crispy black bean croquettes are a super easy vegetarian appetizer to serve for a Cinco de Mayo party. Serve them with guacamole or salsa for dipping and watch them disappear in no time! But, guys, you may need to sit down for this one. This recipe is fried. I...
smoky and sweet turkey chili

smoky and sweet turkey chili

This week marks the ONE YEAR mark since my cookbook, Maple: 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup (Quirk Books) was published. In honor of the occasion, I wanted to share one of my top recipes from the book, Smoky and Sweet Turkey Chili, plus I have...
black bean quinoa salad with mango and avocado

black bean quinoa salad with mango and avocado

This black bean and quinoa salad with mango and avocado is a delicious gluten-free side salad for potlucks, parties and summertime picnics, and the left-overs make a healthy vegan lunch. Last week I was gearing up for some recipe development for you guys but was...
southwest cobb kale salad

southwest cobb kale salad

These healthy Cobb Salads have a Southwest twist. Along with the traditional bacon and hard-boiled eggs, these salads also have black bean, corn, jicama and cilantro on top. Back in my food stylist heyday I worked day in and day out with the same photography crew. We...
mexican jicama shrimp salad

mexican jicama shrimp salad

This Mexican jicama shrimp salad with jicama, avocado and grapefruit is the perfect light meal and the left-overs will make a stellar healthy lunch too! Calling this salad a twist on a taco salad is a bit of a disservice to this unique dish. To begin, as with the...
black bean burgers with green tea basil aioli

black bean burgers with green tea basil aioli

Last June I flew to San Francisco for one night to appear on the cooking stage at the American Library Association annual conference at the Moscone center to promote my cookbook Maple, 100 Sweet and Savory Recipes Featuring Pure Maple Syrup. I knew with such a short...
composed bean salad

composed bean salad

Today I have a friendly little cooking and photo challenge for you all and a giveaway. Plus I wanted to make sure you knew about my yumtastic composed bean salad recipe from the most recent issue of EatingWell magazine. Earlier this year, I submitted six recipes to...
pesto salmon and edamame salad niçoise

pesto salmon and edamame salad niçoise

Salmon baked with pesto, hard boiled eggs, edamame, olives, potatoes and radishes on top of fresh greens for a springtime version of salad Niçoise. I love me a big salad. And Salad Niçoise has always been my favorite big salad. I think part of it is that my mom used...
black bean hummus

black bean hummus

This healthy home-made black bean hummus is one of my very favorite recipes. It is naturally gluten-free and vegan! It’s the perfect party food or a healthy snack. I cannot wait for you to try this black bean hummus recipe with lime, coriander and fresh cilantro...
slow cooker kielbasa, cabbage and potato soup

slow cooker kielbasa, cabbage and potato soup

A hearty slow cooker soup with potato, white beans and cabbage that simmers all day and fills the house with warmth and the smell of smoky kielbasa, anise seed and rosemary. The best way to warm up during the coldest part of the winter. Welcome! If you’re new...
turkey chili with pintos ~ from the archives

turkey chili with pintos ~ from the archives

I pulled one of my favorite recipes out from the archives from 2011 to share with you today, turkey chili with pintos. It is gluten-free and perfect for  enjoying while you watch football! Welcome! If you’re new here you may want to sign up for my email list or...
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