Chicken thighs braised with tomatoes and herbes de Provence

Savory, rich, and full flavored chicken thighs simmered with a few key ingredients — just what I wanted on a rainy evening. Fresh garlic and diced red tomatoes combine with warm herbes de Provence and Parmesan rind to create the perfect simmer sauce for chicken thighs.  Parmesan rinds are just that — the hard outer edge…

Cabbage Salad with Roasted Garbanzos and Spicy Tahini dressing

Crunchy, subtly sweet, mild, savory, and a tasty nutrient powerhouse.  I’m talking about cabbage, of course!  This stalwart vegetable deserves some love, especially in the winter when quality salad greens can be scarce.  But cabbage — it’s there for you! I paired mine with a zingy, savory tahini dressing and added roasted garbanzos and pepitas…

Peanut Ginger Soup

When I want a deeply savory, easy to make soup for a cold, gray day – this spicy, gingery, garlicy soup is the one. Stunningly flavorful, this vegan soup is simple to make with almost all pantry staples.  The base of this soup relies on the powerful trinity of garlic, ginger, and chili flakes. Peanut…

Sausage and Red Pepper Pasta

When it’s snowy-cold outside and you need a comforting meal, Sausage and Red Pepper Pasta hits the spot. This is an easy, brilliant red and richly flavored pasta sauce that is made from ingredients straight out of the pantry/freezer.  The zip of red pepper flakes adds warmth to the savory flavor of pork sausage and…

Black and Brown Pilaf

This flavorful, savory dish was inspired by some jet-black tiny lentils I got in a quarterly box from Trade As One. I am a fan of lentils, as they are tasty and fabulously nutritious. I also happened to have some wild rice and brown rice on hand, and one last pinch of fragrant saffron.  This…