Creamy Cajun Sausage and Mushroom Penne

As an Amazon associate, I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases for items linked on this site. Something really rare happened, y’all. BOTH my kids tried a new dish I made and agreed it was delicious enough to make it into our permanent dinner rotation. Twelve is pretty good about trying new dishes these …

vegan low country boil

It’s the last long weekend of summer, and we’re making the most of it. The weather is a little bit cooler here this week (mid-70s most days), which is a welcome respite from the wicked heat we had for most of July and August, but also a reminder that the long, lazy days of summer …

Roasted Vegetable, Sausage and Tofu Skewers

It’s BBQ season! Unfortunately, Mother Nature hasn’t been the most cooperative lately. Half the country is trapped in an intense heat wave, and the other half drenched in rain. Neither are ideal situations for firing up 30,000 BTUs of heat. That’s why I love this indoor BBQ recipe. It’s perfect for days when you can’t …

Smoky bbq brisket with onion jam

Weekends are for slow cooking. Especially rainy weekends like we’re having today. Since Mother Nature isn’t interested in outdoor BBQs right now, I’m bringing the outside indoors with this vegan take on a Smoky BBQ Brisket. Smoky BBQ sauce, brown sugar, spices and caramelized onions give this seitan-based roast a nice crisp bark on top …

baked spicy korean “fried chicken”

Somehow I fell down a ‘mukbang‘ rabbit hole on Instagram the other night. (If you’re not familiar, it’s a social media thing where people eat vast quantities of food in front of a camera and share it to YouTube, TikTok and Instagram.) Sometimes it has an ASMR component to it, and sometimes it’s just for …

Broccoli Cheddar Rice Casserole

If you’ve got 20 minutes and a few pantry staples, you’ve got time to make this delicious Broccoli Cheddar Casserole for dinner tonight. It’s a one-pot dish that requires the barest minimum of effort to set up, and then cooks away happily on it’s own, leaving you time to do whatever else you need to …

best-ever vegan meatloaf

Meatloaf, smeatloaf, double beetloaf. I LOVE meatloaf???⁣⁣Wait, what?⁣⁣I was totally Randy Parker as a small child. I was a picky eater who would happily have lived on PB sandwiches (no jam), and mac and cheese.⁣⁣And I despised meatloaf.⁣⁣My mother, however, insisted on making it often when I was a little kid. It was the early …

Cauliflower “cheese” pasta

If you’re like me, you’ve almost always got parts of a cauliflower hanging around your fridge by the end of the week.  I’m the only real fan here, so anytime it gets added to a dish, it’s in small quantities just for me. And I’m always looking for ways to use it up. Yesterday I …

We woke up to a light dusting of snow this morning – not enough to really stick (it’s all gone now), but enough to remind me that winter is on its way.⁣⁠⁣⁠Of course, as I’m typing this, I’m seeing the weather forecast will hit 60F again by Friday, but it’s just for a day or …

I grew up in Canada, but I’ve spent a lot of time in the United States. For a number of years I worked with U.S. based companies and spent a lot of time traveling back and forth to cities like New York, Dallas and Atlanta. And of course, I’ve vacationed across America for almost my …