Burger · gluten free · Vegan

TEST: Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Happy Independence Day! Yep, that’s right Independence Day, not Happy 4th of July. Let’s call this holiday what it represents with it’s  Declaration of Independence. This day means so much to me, obviously, just look at the name of my blog. On this day thirteen little colonies joined together to create a new nation – The United… Continue reading TEST: Spicy Chickpea Veggie Burgers

Curry · gluten free · Vegan

Clear Out the Pantry and Refrigerator Curry

I just love lentils! They are nutritious and delicious. This little legume is packed with protein, fiber, folic acid, essential amino acids, antioxidants, and the list goes on. Oh, yeah, and did I mention they’re cheap? Stock them in your pantry. Unlike other dried beans, lentils do not require presoaking. Plus, lentils are great little… Continue reading Clear Out the Pantry and Refrigerator Curry

gluten free · tempeh · Vegan

TEST: Veggie & Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Last week, I wrote about my go to meal, Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry. This week I bring you Mom’s go to meal: Sloppy Joes. Mom worked a part-time job, took care of all the errands, the home, and chauffeured us kids around. She almost always cooked dinner for us because she didn’t believe fast food was… Continue reading TEST: Veggie & Tempeh Sloppy Joes

Curry · gluten free · Slow Cooker · Vegan

Healthy Goodness: Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry

I absolutely love this recipe for Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry. It’s full of fantastic flavor. It’s easy to put together. It cooks in a slow cooker. It makes the house smell really homey. And, as an added bonus, it’s healthy. I hope you like cauliflower, it’s the base of this recipe. I’ve been making this… Continue reading Healthy Goodness: Red Lentil Cauliflower Curry

Cake · gluten free · Lemon

TEST: Gluten Free Lemon Bundt Cake

When you think of lemon what comes to your mind? For me, it’s the sweet tart taste that is the harbinger of summer – of the light well into the evening. It’s the sweetness of time spent outside in the garden nurturing all my babies, on the patio playing backgammon, and feeling the warm sand… Continue reading TEST: Gluten Free Lemon Bundt Cake

Black Bean · Chili · gluten free · Sweet Potato · Vegan

TEST: Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Who knew the unassuming, earthy sweet potato was such a nutritional gem? It’s chock full of vitamin A and C, manganese – good for maintaining normal blood sugar levels and thyroid function, fiber, complex carbs and antioxidants. Plus, it’s low in calories – one medium sized sweet potato is only 100 calories. Today’s test kitchen review… Continue reading TEST: Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Black Bean · Brownies · gluten free

It’s a Bodacious Black Bean Brownie Type of Day

Today dawned gray, rainy, foggy and damp. Definitely a Bodacious Black Bean brownie type of day. I hope to share these totally Bodacious Brownies with a friend topped with So Delicious Cashew Milk Cappuccino “ice cream” and paired with Cupcake Red Velvet wine. Here’s my take on the black bean brownie recipe. Enjoy! Jackie’s Totally Bodacious… Continue reading It’s a Bodacious Black Bean Brownie Type of Day