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Using Pesto In The Kitchen (Plus A Basic Vegan Pesto Recipe Of Mine)

A jarred pesto sauce can be a classic kitchen staple to have in the kitchen when pressed for time. Sometimes you might not have the fresh herbs available in the pantry to make fresh pesto at home. Surprisingly, pesto does not just have to be used on pasta (although it does taste good that way). …

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Garlicky Baby Kale with Chickpeas, Tomatoes and Lemon

Kale. People tend to have a love/hate relationship with kale and it is understandable if you don't find interesting ways to use it. I have even seen it being used for pesto recipes which is a good way to sneak in dark leafy greens for your kids if you make it. I tend to like …

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My Take On Indian Style Rice That Goes With Just About Everything

Rice is very versatile and can take on the flavors of anything you add to it. It is a comforting side dish and used in many cultures (and even used in creamy rice puddings). With all the different types of rice and aromas they give off, the different rice dishes you make can compliment the …

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Summer Is The Time For Salads: Mint and Lemon Orzo Salad

In the summertime many people want to have quick and refreshing meals so that they can enjoy the fun in the sun as long as possible. Salads that can be made ahead and even taste good the next day (like tabbouleh) are a wonderful edition to your kitchen in the summer. On nights where there …

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Curried Lentil and Quinoa Blend Soup

I love the idea of soups and also love making them because of how simple they are to make. Throwing everything into one pot and making very little mess is every cooks dream. I like to have lentil soup on occasion, and one night I originally wanted to make a lentil salad with quinoa, but …

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Colorful Fresh Vegetable and Tuna Salad (Without Mayo)

Having a tuna salad sandwich tends to bring some nostalgia back to when I had it as a kid for lunch at school. Of course as a kid I didn't care as much about all the globs of mayo being put in the tuna and adding to the fat content. However, now that I am …

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