Middle Eastern Birthday Feast

The Middle Eastern Birthday Feast was a menu I put together for my boyfriend’s birthday party. I wanted to maintain a vegetarian spread but also bring in strong flavors, not to mention feed a bunch of non-vegetarian guys happily. I’m happy to say that it all went well. I planned on feeding about 12-15 guests […]

Roasted Beets and Grilled Halloumi Cheese

I wish I had a picture of this. It was so pretty. I knew I wanted to use Halloumi cheese. I’d never worked with it before and was thrilled that you could grill it. I also knew I wanted to serve beets. So this salad was born. I couldn’t actually find golden beets so ended […]

The Locavore Movement

I just finished reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle. It really made me think about what I buy and what I eat. It gave me a lesson on the bigger picture and what it all boils down to. It may have even fundamentally changed me in some way. I think it may have clarified the direction in […]

South Western Wheatberry Salad with BBQ Tofu

This one really turned out pretty. And tasty too! I love coming up with new flavor combinations for different grains. I must have a dozen for wheatberries alone.  This one is tangy and fresh and goes perfectly with BBQ Tofu. The tofu was a bit of a challenge, mostly because I hadn’t done it this […]

Roasted Vegetable Moussaka

Here’s another dish from the Middle Eastern Birthday Feast. I’m not a big fan of the more traditional Greek Moussaka with the cream sauce and I have a hard time making something that I don’t really like. Luckily I had recently had a Turkish Style Moussaka that I fell in love with. I couldn’t seem […]

Chipotle Black Bean and Butternut Squash Tostadas

This dish is so yummy! I knew I wanted Tostadas, but I didn’t know what kind. These just kinda happened and turned out really great. There’s just enough Chipotle pepper in the Black Beans to give it some heat and smokiness.  That combined with the sweet roastiness of the butternut squash is absolutely incredible.  Add […]