How to Make Homemade Chipotles in Adobo


I fell in love with chipotles in adobo after I starting making recipes from the Smith & Daughters cookbook. I see it everywhere now and I decided that I had to make my own. After searching the internet for some ideas, I came up with this version. It makes a lot and this stuff is strong, a teaspoon or two goes a long way. I have been keeping a portion in a 4oz glass jar in the refrigerator and using it whenever I crave it. For the rest, I froze it in ice cube trays and then popped them out to store in a container for when I run out of the stuff in the jar! Continue reading “How to Make Homemade Chipotles in Adobo”

Black Bean Burgers v2 with Special Chipotle Sauce


I freakin’ love these burgers! I am not kidding. I have made some great burger recipes over the years. My top three are my beet burger, my lentil burger and my quinoa burger. But now I am adding a fourth. This is my new black bean burger. I updated my original recipe – it’s simplified, streamlined, less fussy, and oh, so much better. The texture is out of this world. How, you ask? Just a simple mash of the beans! Continue reading “Black Bean Burgers v2 with Special Chipotle Sauce”

Easy, Creamy 3-Ingredient Roasted Red Pepper Sauce


I love red peppers. Raw or roasted. So this is such a great way to change it up and turn them into sauce. You can roast your own peppers or you can use jarred. Either way, you can make this sauce in less time time it takes to cook pasta. Continue reading “Easy, Creamy 3-Ingredient Roasted Red Pepper Sauce”

Nutty Parm v2


I absolutely love this vegan parmesan substitute. We lovingly call it sprinkle cheese in my house but it is simply almond flour aka almond meal, nutritional yeast, salt and onion powder. In my original version, I toasted nuts – cashews, Brazil nuts and pine nuts – and then tossed them into the food processor with the rest of the ingredients. But almond flour is so much better because the texture is fine and fluffy. Plus, there is no processing. Just toast and store. That’s it! Continue reading “Nutty Parm v2”

Taco Tuesday: DIY 10-Ingredient Taco Seasoning + Lentil Tacos


I make tacos every Tuesday! They are fun with whatever is in the refrigerator – literally anything can be a taco. The most important part is the seasoning and so, I put together my own mix to have on hand because it is way easier than measuring each spice every time. Continue reading “Taco Tuesday: DIY 10-Ingredient Taco Seasoning + Lentil Tacos”