Vegan Kofta with Salad Shirazi

It is a truth universally acknowledged that I make a LOT of hummus and pita, because it’s one of my favorite comfort food combinations. I’ve been really fortunate to learn how to make a lot of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean dishes through travels and work, and hummus has just stuck with me – tahini is…

Easy-Peasy Protein Waffles

This will be a little longer than usual, because I want to talk about convenience versus nutrition. Feel free to skip ahead to the recipe – I’ll completely understand.

Lemon-Blueberry Coffee Cake

There was a time during my misspent youth in which I made (and ate) a LOT of coffee cake. But given the choice between another hypertensive crisis and coffee cake, the choice is clear: It’s time to develop a healthier coffee cake recipe, right? And that, my friends, is how I spent a Friday night…

Into the unknown: Cauliflower Pizza

You know what I hate? Lengthy narratives when I JUST want to get to the recipe. So I’ll keep this short: in November, I came dangerously close to a stroke, and that’s necessitated some major dietary changes. Here’s one – a quasi-pizza with fewer processed carbs and less sodium. Was it crispy like a flour…

Can we talk about biscuits?

My husband and I are readers/subscribers of Bitter Southerner, to the point that he proudly sports a Make More Biscuits tee fairly regularly. (I’m a big fan of the Collards and Cornbread t-shirt he bought me for Christmas, too.) The man loves buttermilk biscuits with sausage gravy, so it’s not unusual for me to drag…

Because it’s hummus night, and the feeling’s right.

One of the rare meals upon which all five members of our family can agree is hummus, babaghanoush, and whole wheat pita. My husband and I like to add roasted red peppers, olives, and feta to our hummus, but our kids are content to eat hummus plain. The tricky bit, though, is that they prefer…

Instant Pot Refried Beans

Who doesn’t love refried beans? The better question is: why am I not making these every other week? Now that school/work/afterschool lessons have swung into beast mode, we’re back to careful meal planning and weekend food prep. Yesterday, we made whole wheat pizza dough, whole wheat pita, refried beans, spicy pork noodles, and chile rellenos…

Persimmon Cinnamon Rolls

In the middle of autumn, trees across the gulf south are laden with bright orange Fuyu persimmons, a fruit many find mysterious. I’m lucky to have a ton of great friends who give me their excess fruit, and that can often create the challenge of what to do with it. So far I’ve made a…

Instant Pot Yogurt

Now that the benevolent dictator, our 6 year-old, is back to school, mornings are once again hectic and harried. Armed with only a half-gallon of 1% milk and a small container of plain Greek yogurt, here’s how I’m tackling breakfast this week.