Jalapeño Creamed Cornbread

In my day (the mid-to-late 90s), Thanksgiving for vegetarians meant a big ol’ plate of salty, grease-laden carbohydrates. My sister and I were thankful for one thing and one thing only on Thanksgiving: we could pile as much starch on our plates as we wanted, without so much as a side eye from the boss (aka…

Tatchos with The BEST Vegan Queso

If ever there were a dish of true (food) pornographic proportions, Tatchos are it. If you’re asking what the hell tatchos are, hold on to the germ-ridden seat of your pants, kiddos: these are nachos with tater tots in place of tortilla chips. Nachos à la Napoleon Dynamite, if you will. These tots are topped with tex-mex style chorizo, rich and spicy queso, and an herby avocado sauce. If this doesn’t sound appetizing, you’re a freakin’ idiot.

Coconut Broth + 2 Noodle Soups

Nothing says summer like a piping hot bowl of brothy noodle soup, am I right? Clearly I can’t do in-season foods. Happy July, y’all.

That Purple Stuff (Smoothie)

Whether you’re fighting allergies or something else right now, you’ll want this purple stuff smoothie on hand when you need to perk up and do things like live your life and breath oxygen.

Easy Breakfast Potatoes with Sumac and Lemon

I judge breakfast the same way I judge people: how they handle a potato. If you dish up hash browns charred and greasy on the outside but almost raw on the inside – that’s cute, but no. Sans onion? Sans garlic? No thought as to how to season these flavor vehicles from the heavens? Get out of my house. You have hot sauce…

It’s Banh Mi, Bitch (Archive)

A 90s pop icon well-versed in teenage masochism and the limbo we call coming-of-age (apparently it’s located in Arizona) once sang, “Gimme, gimme more. Gimme. Gimme, gimme more.” This mantra really resonates with me, particularly when it comes to sandwiches, sandwich-like foods, and the noble banh mi. Limited too, Hit Clips, and throngs of frosted haired pop groups may be relics of the…

Sambar Stew (Archive)

  Ok. Stew. I’m going to skip the “omg it’s almost winter, the season for tummy warming stew recipes to savor while you light a fire, cozy up to your flanneled SO Chad/Tammy and his/her adorable rescue mutt, and watch the snow fall outside your window” recipe preamble. It’s cold and dark outside and innumerable…

Choco-banana Muffins with Salted Caramel (Archive)

Banana bread is what one would call the unfortunate dessert at the bake sale. And banana muffins are, well, the unfortunate’s sickly friend who gets a pat on the back and awkward smiles from passersby. Ok, yeah, it’s sugary. You’re being super economical and crafty by using up those disgusting looking bananas. Oh look, you…

Viet-Thai 2 Ways: Panang Summer Rolls & Salad (Archive)

    Thai and Vietnamese cuisines are complimentary but very different beasts. I admit I am no expert on the Thai or Vietnamese palate, like AT ALL, but I grew up eating this stuff enough to know that their flavor profiles are distinct. Many a restaurant claims to be both at the same time, which…

White Bean & Walnut Collard Wraps (Archive)

  You might be thinking that this recipe looks like a pile of random ingredients. You would be correct. Basically I neglected to plan my last grocery shopping trip and came home with arbitrary and seemingly mismatched food stuff. Bitter melon? I’ll throw that in the cart. A mound of teff flour I’ll never ever…

B’Fast Hash (Archive)

I have no time in the morning. I don’t even have time to spell breakfast. Monday through Friday it’s b’fast. A working girl’s gotta b fast if she’s going to get to the office on time. I’m supposed to be there by 8 am, so naturally I set my alarm for 7:30, snooze twice, then…

BB Stew (Archive)

Yeah, yeah, I know. Spring is upon us. Summer is almost here. Stew is a winter dish. It’s almost 100 ºF and no one needs hot soup to literally warm the cockles (i.e., ventricles and atria) of his/her heart. But screw it, this is my go-to soup dish for all seasons when I want cheap and…