Coconut Lentil Soup with Chipotle Chicken Sausage

Hello everyone! Although Spring is just about here, we still have some cold days ahead of us that will require some comforting soups. No matter your cooking abilities, this soup could not be easier. It is one of those one pot meals that you just throw together. It is simple to prepare, packed with protein, […]

Homemade Pita Chips-EASY!!!!

Hi everyone, Please don’t waste food! If you buy 3 bags of fresh and delicious pita bread and they get old and hard because the kids in your house say they love pita but then don’t eat it and you get really annoyed because you work so damn hard to keep the inventory moving and […]

Bingeing On Healthy Food

Some of us, sometimes, binge. I know I do. I recently met a cookbook author who was hell bent on sharing the info that if we just make a slight mental shift, we can binge but not necessarily set ourselves into a tailspin of eating garbage for the rest of the day, night, week or […]

Curried Coconut Root Vegetable Porridge

Hello food and recipe seekers, Get ready for a really tasty and comforting porridge. I made this last week for a soup swap that required the soups to be both vegan and gluten free. My friend who hosted lives a vegan lifestyle and does not push it on others. What she does do, however, is […]

Easy Shrimp Stew

Hi everyone! I’ve been providing cooking lessons for the last 6 months with someone in the City who has not had an opportunity to cook his whole life. Why? Because he was wrongly incarcerated for 30 years. Yes, you heard me, 30 years. Thanks to the Innocence Project,  he now has an opportunity to live […]

Potato Leek Soup-Fancy Yet Simple

Hello everyone! Whether you are planning a fancy dinner party or are making burgers for your kids, this soup can be a great addition to your meal. I love making this when leeks and potatoes show up in my CSA box. It kind of makes me feel like Julia Childs. You can serve this soup […]

Simple Pozole

Hello everyone! I love a dish that does not have multiple steps, is flavorful and deeply layered without too many ingredients. You can get the hominy from most supermarkets or in any store that sells Mexican ingredients. I recommend this for any cooking personality type but if you are squeamish about knowing when raw chicken […]

Acorn Squash Soup

Hi everyone and happy new year!!! I have one thing to say: SOUP! It’s getting cold, we want to get healthy after all that nasty holiday food (actually it was pretty damn good) so fill up on some hearty soup! This just requires a few ingredients and some spices, all of which you need to […]

Ethiopian Rice and Bean Stew

Hi everyone! I wish the weather were getting warmer and less rainy but it’s still a bit chilly. For a number of my clients, the pressure to cook when the weather is lousy is stronger. It’s important to remember , whether you have a perfectionist cooking personality or a carefree cooking personality that you start […]

Peanut Vegetable Stew and I finished the Whole Life Challenge!

Hi everyone! Sorry for the hiatus but it has been a busy time in the TBK world! The start of school has limited a lot of my time but menu planning has been a BIG help. Having a lot of prepared foods in the fridge has kept me sane and healthy. I just completed a […]