Four-Pepper Black Bean Fajitas

I love tacos and if you have been following my blog you know I love cooking with peppers. This Four-Pepper Black Bean Fajitas recipe is simple and not time-consuming. It only required cooking peppers and onions and blending the ingredients for the black bean. I have actually made this before a long time ago, but…

Cauliflower Mac and Gouda

I never really eat cauliflower or gouda cheese so I was excited to make this dish. It turned out to be a nice size so we had it for leftovers for lunch the following days. I realize why Gouda cheese is expensive— it is ridiculously good! I couldn’t stop eating it while preparing the dish….

Winter Squash Risotto

I have never had risotto before, but always heard that it was work cooking the Arborio rice. Arborio rice is a short grain rice, grown in Italy that is rich in carbohydrates and vitamins to help you stay healthy. It isn’t cooked like normal rice where you just boil water, add rice, reduce heat, and cover. With this…

New Year, New You: Week 4

We are at Week 4! It feels like it flew by. I am so happy that I have been sticking to every bit of this detox. I am hoping you have been too! Even after this I have decided I will personally plan out my weekly schedule of activites and meals. It has really made…

New Year, New You: Week 3

Wow, can you believe we are now about to begin Week 3 of the 31 day detox. How has your 14 days been? I have enjoyed this so much. All of the meals have been delicious. I’ve been noting my favorites so I can incorporate in my weekly meals following the detox. I am feeling…

Moroccan Berber Vegetarian Tagine

Soooo Christmas was wonderful! My mother and I really outdid ourselves. A Moroccan Christmas Dinner may have been the best theme yet! See previous post, Tangee’s Tagine. So both my mother and I have tagines. We cooked this featured dish, Moroccan Berber Vegetarian in my tagine and Moroccan Lamb in her tagine (for the meat lovers)….

Sweet Roasted Rosemary Acorn Squash Wedges

First, thank you to The Pioneer Women for this quick, easy, and delicious recipe. This was one of our side dishes for Thanksgiving dinner this year. The flavor is amazing and the aroma is heavenly. I had to share and show you the quick steps to make this! Funny thing is since meat is not invited most…

Curried Eggplant, Squash, & Chickpea Mixer 

By now you’ve probably noticed I’m an eggplant fan. I love it. My mother exposed it to me at a very young age by way of eggplant parmigiana. Not only is it good to eat, but it’s good for you. It comes loaded with vitamins and minerals, but its health benefits extend beyond just adding…

Thai Night: Red Curry Shrimp & Vegetables

Lets first start with the fact that I love Thai food. My favorite dish to order if eating out at an actual Thai restaurant is Tofu Pad Thai. I have yet to make my own, but that will soon come. It used to be drunken noodle with shrimp, but I had given up shrimp for…

RVA Sandwich Week

Its funny because time to time I find myself saying things like, “ugh, I want to move” and then RVA does something like “RVA Sandwich Week“where you get $5 meal deals all week long. This reminded me of all that I love about good ol’ Richmond, Virginia. So I was reading my trusty Style Weekly newspaper…

Grilled Eggplant with Tomato, Basil & Feta

This was a light, refreshing meal. I think I enjoyed it even better because the 3 main ingredients eggplant, tomato, and basil were all purchased earlier at our visit to The Carytown Farmers Market. Check out my previous post, Shop, Eat, Live, … Local. , before reading this. I am a huge eggplant fan, but historically have only…

Shop, Eat, Live, … Local.  

Today was a Sunday well spent. My daughters and I got up early and ventured out to Carytown. Carytown is an urban retail district lining Cary Street at the southern end of the Museum District here in Richmond, Virginia. The area that surrounds Carytown is called The Fan District, the district is very popular and is…