Red Bean Rundown

When my skin is hungry for sunshine and my ears are craving that island lilt and sing and my bones long for home, only certain things satisfy.  Some of those things can be purchased at inflated cost…(yes, $2.99/lb guavas, I’m looking at you).  Others are a little more accessible.  This Red Bean Rundown fits into…

Roasted Red Pepper Pizza

I’m an excited girl.  Here’s why: Yup.  I made pizza.  100% from scratch. Well, I didn’t mill the flour myself, and I used Daiya, not a homemade ‘cheese’ or similar topping, but the dough and that tasty bright red sauce?  All me, baby. Breadbaking hasn’t been my strong suit since moving to the cold, distant…

Chickpea Fava Tofu

One of the humbling things about Google is its ability to remind you that there is truly nothing new under the sun.  Take me and my mind-blowing musings on tofu. Backtrack a little bit to a reflection on the magical world of legumes.  Along with your run of the mill kidney, navy, black, and garbanzo…

Chickpea Souse

Every once in a while, I get a hankering for an old familiar flavour.  Growing up, one of the best breakfast treats was souse, a tart, fresh soup with a base of onion, sweet pepper, garlic, carrots, potatoes, and lemon or lime, seasoned with salt, pepper, hot pepper, bay leaves, and pimento.  Oh yeah, and…

Fun with waffles …

Waffles have always been a treat.  Growing up, they were an occasional pleasure, the pimped out Cadillac of breakfast foods.  The pancake’s fun and fancy big sister.  They were also made on a 1970s cast iron combination griddle and waffle iron that was guaranteed to make the first batch stick with the type of enthusiasm…