Vegan Pad See Ew

Ok, Thai take-out may be convenient.  But, so is this homemade pad see ew!!  You can have dinner on the table in under 20 minutes!  (Plus, this version can be made vegan and gluten free.) You guys, pad see ew is my favorite Thai noodle dish.  Phad Thai may get all the hype, but pad see ew is where its at, folks.  Pad see ew uses a wide rice noodles that soak up a soy forward sauce with broccoli (or chinese broccoli, if you can find it!).  Topped with some chopped radish or bean sprouts for crunch and some roasted peanuts and green onions. Who doesn’t love a super speedy,…

Vegan Tikka Masala

I love indian food you guys.  Middle eastern food.  And mediterranean food.  Favorite foods ever!! Tikka masala is always a big comforting bowl of delicious goodness!  But, with all that cream, it is soo rich that I feel the need to waddle around for the rest of the evening.  This one is vegan friendly and made with coconut milk, veggies, potatoes, and chickpeas!  It has all of the hearty, flavor packed, creamy, and satisfying flavors without the need to waddle away from the table! Possibly, the most hearty and comforting bowl I have consumed all winter.  And, I made it in under and hour on a weeknight. [amd-yrecipe-recipe:115]

Winter Vegetable Stew

For the past few years, Seattle forgot it was winter, which apparently means we are making up for it double time year.  Running in the morning, when its in the teens has given me a new appreciation for all you cold weather climate people!  When its 15 degrees and I am navigating my determined-to-run-despite-the-ice self down a hill, it feels a bit like mother nature is smashing my frozen knobby knees with a hammer.  I spent many years in Alaska, so I am no stranger to cold weather. But, here in Seattle, we rarely get extended cold snaps like this.  I simultaneously love it and hate it!  Ya’ll, I even bought…

Roasted Chicken Gabriella

If you grew up in an Italian family, you are probably familiar with Chicken Gabriella (or Gabrielle).  Its the one where the onions, lemon, and chicken legs and thighs are cooked in a skillet with white wine and thyme or rosemary until the onions are super soft and the chicken is almost falling off the bone. The whole kitchen smells herby, lemony, and amazing.  Then the chicken and onions mixture is spooned over the top of rice for the most aromatic chicken dish pretty much ever, and when you dig in, it feels like a warm hug.  Do you remember now? I love the flavors in Chicken Gabriella.  So so…

Potato Gnocchi with Gorgonzola

When I got married, it didn’t take long to realize that my idea of dinner – salad with a hard boiled egg on the side or yogurt and apple slices dipped in peanut butter – were not the same as the husband’s – i.e. something that includes both meat and cheese and if there is something green its a piece of lettuce on a burger bun.  The whole needing to cook a REAL meal every night thing, hit me pretty hard.  So I fell into the typical trap of making the same few safe dishes on rotation for quite literally months at a time.  We got bored of those 5-7…
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