Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

I really love stuffed peppers and find I’m often playing around with various fillings, ranging from different meats, grains and spices. I love the tried and true meat and rice filling, reminiscent of my childhood and inspiration for my Stuffed Pepper Soup, but I also wanted a hearty, vegetarian option to add to my stuffed pepper rotation. For this recipe, I used quinoa and black … Continue reading Quinoa and Black Bean Stuffed Peppers

Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

Wow – this has been a month of good eating! So many Christmas cookies, all-inclusive buffets, rich holiday foods, and delicious party┬áhors d’oeuvres. All amazing food, no doubt, but its time to move past all those delicious, rich foods and build back the resolve to eat delicious, healthier foods. This soup is the perfect recipe to do just that. We made a similar version in … Continue reading Sweet Potato Black Bean Soup

Bison Pumpkin Chili

Fall is my favorite season. I love the cooler temperatures after a long, hot summer. Plus, I’m a BIG fan of winter squash – butternut, acorn, buttercup, pumpkin – you name it! They are so versatile in recipes as they can lend both a savory and sweet kick to winter dishes. Fall also means warm, comforting soups, stews, braises and chilis. This recipe combines what … Continue reading Bison Pumpkin Chili

Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille

Several years ago, the Washington Post Food Section printed a recipe for Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille and I knew I had to make it. This was even in our condo living years, before we had a garden that grew too much zucchini and yellow squash. I love the rustic feel of this dish and the flavors really pop. I’ve made it for guests many times as … Continue reading Roasted Vegetable Ratatouille

Menu – Braised Lamb, Saffron Rice, Lemony Green Beans, Plum Crumble

We had our good friends, Charles and Alexa, over for dinner this past weekend to enjoy good food, good wine and, our favorite card game, Cards Against Humanity. It was a great night. They brought some wine from their recent trip to Napa that went down all too well and I supplied the dinner. When putting together a menu for a dinner we are hosting, … Continue reading Menu – Braised Lamb, Saffron Rice, Lemony Green Beans, Plum Crumble