White Bean Chili with Pickled Radishes and Guacamole

It’s not really Fall nor chili season yet, but it IS pretty chilly right now for Texas. No clue what happened with this cold front that blew in this week, but we’ve been in the 80s here. What the WHAT?! Yep, 80s in October in Texas at last. Not just for a brief moment in […]

Thai Shrimp Scampi

Pasta is one of those dishes that you assume you can’t eat while dieting, especially a dish like shrimp scampi that usually comes in a buttery, garlicky sauce that drips from your fork when you eat it. Ahhhhh, yum. Can’t you practically see and smell it in your mind right now? The key to reinventing these […]

Babaganoush Pasta

The Kid has been begging for pasta lately so I decided to have some fun with it and try out some different sauces instead of sticking to the traditional (and so expected) sauces. Babaganoush is a Mediterranean dip that is eggplant based and has a great flavor from the spices in it like cumin and […]

Sweet Potato Chaat

I have a thing for international dishes, and in particular street food. I can’t pass up a good street taco, chicken dish, or larb. For the most part I’m drawn to Asian dishes, but it was only a matter of time before I gave Indian street food a try. Chaat is a type of Indian […]

Sweet Peppers Stuffed with Beef and Jasmine Rice

Years ago (seriously YEARS ago), I took horseback riding lessons in the evening. My mom was still at work so my grandmother would take me and I’d have dinner at her house afterwards. She would make these great meatballs with rice and tomato sauce called Porcupine Meatballs. That was her go-to dinner since she could […]