Mini Meatloaves

Apparently I’m on a muffin tin kick this autumn? I could be imagining it, but somehow smaller portions seem more manageable when there’s a kid to feed. He deemed these mini meatloaves “meat cupcakes” and I feel as though he couldn’t be more spot on. They’re ridiculously easy to throw together, use only one bowl,…

Quinoa Veggie Patties

Somehow, although I crave them on the regular, and almost always prefer them to a regular burger, it’s taken me 30 years to make my own veggie patties.  I really blow my mind. Quinoa Veggie Patties  Recipe adapted from sproutedkitchen.com  What you’ll need: 2 cups cooked quinoa (I always vote for red or tricolor — because of…

Greek Meatballs with Roasted Peppers + Lemon Oregano Slaw

Greek Meatballs with Roasted Peppers + Lemon Oregano Slaw Makes about 4 servings.   First things first: preheat your oven to 430. Roasted Peppers What you’ll need: 2 peppers (I had a red and an orange in the refrigerator — I’d say to skip the green ones, but any other color will work) Glug olive…

These are a few of my favorite things.

There are few things I love more in this world than the following: 1)  The first grill of the season (in spite of the ominous clouds on the horizon — hell, I dig living on the edge). 2)  Fresh Mexican (in this case, carne asada — my first attempt, mind you). 3)  Sharing the two…

Lentil Soup.

I love soup.  I particularly love soup of the homemade variety.  Even more so, I love soup that is EASY. Most soups are relatively easy by nature — throw a bunch of stuff in a pot with some broth and voila! This soup is definitely one of those. (Note: this is NOT a visually appetizing…

Simplicity.

It’s no secret that I enjoy being in the kitchen.  I’m rarely concerned with how long a meal will take me to prepare or how many ingredients I need to pick up.  In the kitchen, my focus is on the outcome — rarely ever am I put off by the journey.  So much so, in…