Tempeh Zucchini Boats with Peanut Sauce

Thai Tempeh Zucchini Boats with Peanut Sauce

  I am attempting to add more plant-based meals into my bag of dinner tricks. These tempeh zucchini boats are a great plant-based option that is both filling and flavorful! What’s more important is they are covered in peanut sauce. Peanut sauce is the bridge that joins the carnivores and the plant-lovers in this story. Derek and I are sitting are the couch listening to a podcast about antioxidants. I tell you this not to give the impression that we...

Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas with Chipotle and Bacon

Dairy Free Chicken Enchiladas with Chipotle and Bacon

“Chicken Enchiladas without CHHEESE??” – you’re thinking it’s unlikely these are moist, rich, and flavorful. And you’d be wrong! If cheese isn’t an option, these chicken enchiladas are moist and gooey, saucy and satisfying. They taste like the comfort food you remember, without the gut bomb. When I think of chicken enchiladas I think of the neighborhood Mexican restaurant, Jalisco’s, on Capital Hill in Seattle we went to growing up – RIP Jalisco’s you had a long, mediocre run. I...

Mustard Miso Garlic Chicken Spatchcocked Crispy Skin

Spatchcocked Chicken with Miso Mustard Rub

This spatchcocked chicken recipe uses a wet “rub” of white miso paste, whole grain mustard, and garlic. This is a simple way to make make crispy-skinned, uniquely flavored chicken, without butter or sugary marinades. I don’t know about you, but for those most part, when I hear “we’re having chicken for dinner!” I’m not jumping for joy. I’m pretending to be appreciative but pouting in private… Chicken is LEAN and CHEAP. That’s why we eat it. Those are the main reasons to eat chicken,...

Gluten-Free Chicken Dumpling Pot Pie Table Setting

Gluten-Free Chicken Dumpling Pot Pie

Chicken pot pie – no rolling pin required! Gluten-free dumplings create the crust of my take on a comfort food classic. Meat pie one of my favorite comfort foods. They’re sweet and salty, filling, but won’t put you out. I remember eating Swanson’s and Marie Calendar pot-pies when we were young and soo maaanny in college. They’re terrible for you and have zero texture – its just perpetual mush. Mush has its place, but I wanted to make a  more substantial, dairy-free, gluten-free version....

Dairy Free Key Lime Pie Bites

I haven’t had a lot of key lime pie in my life, so far. You don’t see key lime pie that often living in the northwest, probably because there aren’t many limes! We have blackberry bushes and apple trees aplenty, so those are the pies you see most often. But MAN the other day I had a hankering. I made this version a dairy free key lime pie, thickened with beef gelatin and coconut milk. We’ve been marathon training, so I am taking in all the cals and...