Smooth butter bean baguette

Bruschetta 1 baguette 1 large tomato chopped 1 ripe but firm avocado, diced 1/4 cup minced red onion 2 tbsp chopped fresh basil 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1/2 tsp salt Ground pepper Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Slice the...
Soul food from a Southern gal

Soul food from a Southern gal

Bianca Phillips has the passion of generations of Arkansas cooks in her blood. With mama Delores and granny Ruth, she has successfully redefined and re-created the best, and homeliest dishes from her beloved childhood. Now we can all benefit from three generations of...
Creamy lasagne holiday pleaser

Creamy lasagne holiday pleaser

A stack of rich and creamy lasagne is a crowd pleaser and this one is no exception. It’s vegan & gluten-free and doesn’t take long to make the separate sauces. I usually layer either eggplant or zucchini slices in between the tomato and almond sauces, depending on what I have in the refrigerator. Loosely described recipe follows:

Where are those adzuki beans?

Where are those adzuki beans?

After a visit to my produce store some years ago, I came home bursting with the enthusiasm you can only get from black eyed peas, adzuki beans, dark chocolate covered almonds and wild rice. It was the day I had my Pantry Epiphany: It was then that I stopped...
Easy broccoli soup

Easy broccoli soup

White tableware usually leaves me cold. Until it is showcasing a glorious vegetable! If you have virginal white soup bowls its worth making Broccoli Soup just to admire the fashion statement – oh and it’s healthy too. Recipe courtesy of the  Forks Over...
Bring on the black beans

Bring on the black beans

Black bean disclaimer here: I am crazy about black beans and promote these little nutrient powerhouses at every opportunity. I buy them canned or dried – I’m not fussy. I  add them to soup, toss them in my salads, mash them for dips, and cook them with...