Cowboy Skillet Pie

This recipe is inspired by my childhood next door neighbor, who used to host parties out of his garage. He would set up long folding tables, and everyone would come out with hot dishes, barbecue, warm rolls and amazing desserts. The adults would drink beer, and the kids would run around. I always loved that…

Roasted Carrots and Chickpeas with Harissa Dressing

This recipe works well roasted in the oven or cooked out on the grill.  I’ve included directions for how to do either method. No matter how you do it, I love the way the harissa dressing mingles with the carrots, red onions, chickpeas and garlic.  Served on a bed of quinoa and topped with fresh…

Stuffed Red and Green Peppers

Red peppers, green peppers, red lentils, barley (or short grain brown rice!), dried currants, and a bountiful amount of fresh herbs.  Stuffed peppers exist in cuisines from around the world, and this recipe takes inspiration from the Persian classic, Dolmeh Felfel, a stuffed pepper dish that is fresh, hearty, and incredibly delicious.   While I had…

Soy Curl Paprikash

This is a revised recipe. It’s still the kind of meal that you want to serve over noodles, mashed potatoes, millet, rice or with some hearty bread, but it’s quicker and more flavorful than the original recipe. Chicken Paprikash (Paprik├ís Csirke) is a Hungarian dish, and has loads of paprika in it. To maximize the…