Back in the Recipe Creation Game

Not going to lie. I'm feeling inspired to be in the kitchen. I spent the month of September living in an apartment with limited cooking utensils (at least by my standards) and with a goal of keeping the amount of ingredients on hand to a bare minimum. I had absolutely no desire to pack up…

Super Simple Black Bean Soup

Alright, this may not be the most photogenic soup, but it is one of the tastiest soups I have ever made.  And better yet, you can make it in the crockpot. How awesome is that?! The most intimidating aspect was using dry beans. Seriously. I had never attempted to use dry beans before. Turns out, it's not…

Black is the New Orange

"Black is the new orange in lentils, friend." That was the email greeting I received the day after my last blog post. (You know, this one, the one declaring January as the month of the lentil.) Shortly after that, I received a container of these: Shocking. I mean, who knew? Who knew there were so many…

January is for Lentils

I'd been getting a bit panicky. I mean, here it was, the 3rd of January, and I had yet to figure out what food belonged to January. Pumpkin was good for October and November. (Okay, okay. I started in September.) And molasses (Gingerbread...I'm talking about YOU!) totally belonged to December. But now what? What was January?…

When Life Hands You Tomatoes

Or maybe I should have used this title: "When Your CSA Hands You Tomatoes". Each spring I plant several tomato plants. And each summer I watch them struggle to produce enough tomatoes to make, well, make anything. Anything at all. Thank goodness for my CSA! One of my all time favorite tomato recipes is for…