Comfort Food

Two-bean Chili 2 Ways

Two-bean Chili 2 Ways

Two-bean chili 2 ways is packed full of savory vegetables, favorite chili spices, and hearty beans. It’s a classic chili, nothing fancy, but a favorite for a game day or a comfort-food dinner. This recipe starts out as a vegan meal. Then, divide it according […]

Japanese Chicken Curry from Scratch

Japanese Chicken Curry from Scratch

These are the things I love about a Japanese homemade curry: A rich, dark, mysterious sauce that coats the rice perfectly. Tender onions, carrots, potatoes, and peas. Flavorful bits of meat that melt in the mouth. Fabulous on rice but equally good on its own, […]

Easy Coconut Milk Tapioca Dessert

Easy Coconut Milk Tapioca Dessert

With only six ingredients, this easy coconut milk tapioca dessert is creamy and rich, with a subtle hint of vanilla. Bananas are fabulous with it and so are many other fruits. I’m lucky to be in Hawaii for a few days and so am celebrating […]

Easy Layered Green-Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Easy Layered Green-Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Easy layered green-chili chicken enchiladas are simple to assemble, delicious and customizable. They have a yummy blend of chicken, tomato, olives, peppers and onions. They’re enhanced by cheesy flavors and held in your wrap of choice – but to simplify your life, skip the wrapping […]

Shepherd’s Pie Gluten and Dairy-Free

Shepherd’s Pie Gluten and Dairy-Free

Comfort Food This easy Shepherd’s Pie (Gluten- and Dairy-Free) is savory, filling comfort food, with a little of everything! Easy to prepare in less than an hour and take to a potluck or young family’s house. Protein, vegetables, and a smooth, mashed-potato topping. Except for the […]

Spiced Beef-Lentil Stew

Spiced Beef-Lentil Stew

This One-Pot Spiced Beef-Lentil Stew is exotic yet so soothing. It has the intense flavors of Persian and Moroccan cuisine: vegetables and beef with cinnamon, cumin and ginger. Just close your eyes and imagine palm trees next to your table! And if you already DO […]

Chicken, Black Rice and Zucchini Soup

Chicken, Black Rice and Zucchini Soup

This chicken black rice zucchini soup is simple to prepare yet flavorful. It owes its wonderful colors to the turmeric, carrots, black rice and zucchini. I served it to my “picky eaters” — people who were not on an elimination diet — and no one […]

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

Black Bean Sweet Potato Chili

This black bean sweet potato chili is naturally gluten-free and grain-free and has Southwestern flavors of chili powder, cumin and oregano. I start with dried beans and cook them in the Instant Pot for maximum economy and digestibility, but canned beans could be used. I […]

Nut-Pesto Green Rice

Nut-Pesto Green Rice

When you think of pesto, you probably think of basil and pine nuts. This quick, easy Nut Pesto Green Rice uses an elegant blend of parsley, garlic, lemon, walnuts, olive oil and almonds. Once you have blended the ingredients in your food processor, you simply […]

Thai Green Coconut Milk Mahi Mahi Curry

Thai Green Coconut Milk Mahi Mahi Curry

Making a Basic Thai Curry This rich, simple yet flavorful Thai Green Coconut Milk Mahi Mahi Curry has been a favorite in my family for years. Mahi Mahi has a tender texture, easy to slice into cubes for cooking, and stays tender with gentle simmering. […]