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Lentils with Garden Vegetables, Avocado, Walnuts and Hummus

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She’s a brainiac, braaaainiac, at your door. And she’s thinking like she never thought before. Brain food! Not brains in the food, ya silly boob, but food that’s good for your brain, ya lilly moob. You know how we’re supposed to eat certain foods that look like certain parts of our body because those foods […]

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Roasted Radish Flatbread with Ricotta and Honey

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I just discovered my new favorite lunch of all time. Or breakfast if you put a fried egg on top! Orrrr dinner if you add some thinly sliced steak on top! Orrrrrrrr dessert if you put a scoop of chocolate fudge ice cream on top! Oh I’m just kidding, you guyyyyzzzzz. There would be at […]

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Lentil and Tomato Soup

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What, it’s totally in vogue to post soup in the middle of May, didn’t you know? Actually, I made this lentil soup last week when Mother Nature was on a roll at the slot machines, and Old Man Winter went behind her back and played a risky little game with the rest of us at […]

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Roasted Vegetable and Quinoa Salad

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Disclaimer alert: This dish is obnoxiously healthy. Proceed at your own risk. I’ve been known to be somewhat of a disclaimer queen in my day. “These dusty baseboards are not my fault! It’s like the freaking Dust Bowl part 2 out there.” “I tried to vacuum Charlie’s hair off those pillows but homegirl just gets […]

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Roasted Curried Cauliflower and Chickpeas with Grains

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Is it too late to declare this “GRAIN WEEK FOR THE SOUL?” How ’bout for the pancreas? Just kidding. I just realized with Sylvia on Monday and the quinoa biz yesterday and now THIS? All these mofo grainz, boyyyyy. By the time Friday gets here though I’ll have to call it “OPPOSITE OF GRAIN WEEK […]

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Tex-Mex Chicken Quinoa Salad

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Have you ever wondered what it’s like to ride on the wings of a Bald Eagle through the majestic mountains of Yosemite at the break of a crisp spring dawn? Oh gosh me either, are you kidding? I’m so not a risk taker. But I can imagine that eating this Tex-Mex Chicken Quinoa salad comes […]

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Curried Bulgur Sliders

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To avoid any confusion on the spelling of the weirdotron word “bulgur”, I’m going to refer to these sliders as Sylvia. Because honestly, why is it such a pain to spell? Bulgur, bulgar, bulghur, burghul, bullhonkylonky. This is why Sylvia clearly makes sense. What I’m trying to say is, I made something vegan! And I […]

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Chicken-Quinoa Burgers with an Avocado-Yogurt Sauce

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Or as my soul beggeth, Chickeeeenwa burgers. And while we’re at it, don’t look too closely at my sweet potato fries. It’s hard to tell with the naked eye, but underneath all that Parenthood-(ahem)-induced, semi-burned crispy exterior, lie the soft, seasoned sweet potato fibers of Zion. But you don’t rightly care because you want to […]

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Kidney Bean and Quinoa Soft Tacos

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There’s a new taco in town. Ewwwww, why did I say that? I thought I would like the way it looked and read. But I just sounded like a total d-terd instead. Let me try this again. Oh hey there, look at these super interesting, nutritious to the max and colorful tacos that are sure […]

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Queso Tuna Melt

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This is just beyond ridiculous. And I mean ridiculous. You guys, I googled it to see if this was a popular combo because I’d never thought or heard of it before, and I think I invented it. I really think I did. BEVCOOKSQUESOTUNAMELTPATENTPENDINGISAIDITFIRST. You should have seen me though, trying to come up with this. […]

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