BRK Bowl_

This bowl? This bowl I lovingly refer to as my BRK bowl? I am in love with it. It is my go to healthy meal for my family, especially on the evenings that follow a very long day. A day where I just want to heat up a frozen pizza (a high quality organic one, […]


Black Bean Empanadas

by angelika on March 8, 2014


Empanadas are one of my favorite meals to make on a leisurely weekend afternoon. You can stuff them with just about anything, and they are usually a crowd pleaser. These are stuffed with black beans, butternut squash and chevre. They have a nice sweet and savory flavor baked into a flaky pastry crust. They taste […]


Baja Tempeh Tacos

by angelika on June 22, 2013

Baja Tempeh Tacos

For Father’s Day Stephen requested Baja Tempeh Tacos from Veganomicon. It is an old favortie recipe of ours, but it had been a long time since we made them. As a matter of fact, I am slightly shocked I have never blogged these before. I think they are the best tacos that ever were. Seriously, the […]

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Winter Pesto

by angelika on December 8, 2012

Basil isn’t as fresh an plentiful this time of year, but it’s no matter to me. I really prefer this arugula based pesto any time of year. Arugula is packed with nutrients that basil just can hold a candle to. It might actually be my favorite food. It’s on my top 5 list for sure. This pesto […]


~Fast and Fabulous~Lemon Coconut Greens

by angelika on November 20, 2012

Here is a quick, delicious, and healthy dinner that you can have on the table in 30 minutes or less. It combines two of my favorite flavors. Lemon and coconut. Basmati rice cooked in coconut milk gives the aromatic treat a wonderful depth, lemon zest and the remaining coconut milk braise greens to delicious perfection. […]


Cauliflower Gruyere Hand Pies

by angelika on August 26, 2012

I am a lover of all things pie. Have I ever told you that before? It’s a crust thing. I can honestly say that mastering pastry dough is my single most useful accomplishment in the kitchen. Pastry crust can be sweet or savory. It has so many useful applications. I just love flaky buttery crust. […]

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Apple Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

by angelika on August 21, 2012

Apple cauliflower mac and cheese may, at first glance, seem a bit strange. It was born from my need to get more vegetables into Q, my picky eater. He loves mac and cheese like no other- so I had the idea to hide a small head of cauliflower in the cheese sauce. He was none […]


Gorgonzola Broccoli Mac

by angelika on August 10, 2012

Fast and Fabulous~ under 30 minutes and you have dinner on the table. While pasta is often a pretty fast meal, it can be devoid of nutrition as much as imagination. I love to whip up a quick pasta, but do it in a way I can feel good about. This is a mac and […]


Black Bean Sliders

by angelika on July 28, 2012

Build a Rainbow Burgers is what we called these at Poppy’s birthday party. Adorable little toddler size black bean sliders, with a rainbow of condiments to top them with. It’s actually not easy coming up with blue foods, and I am not sure that anyone actually used the blue cheese we set out, but at least I […]


Tamale Pie

by angelika on July 3, 2012

Tamale pie is my ultimate pantry meal. I’ve been making this for as long as I can remember. We have our share of taco nights, which are just as easy to put together, but not always as healthy and hearty. Tamale pie on the other hand, can be loaded with veggies in a way taco’s don’t aways withstand. It’s […]


Roasted Grape and Goat Cheese Pizza

by angelika on May 28, 2012

I have some news. First- my oven after being on strike for two months- is fixed! Which means I can bake again!!! If you hang out with us on Facebook you saw that I celebrated the return of my oven by baking a 3 layer blueberry lemon cake with the most delicious lemon swiss meringue buttercream you […]

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I love to eat in the spring. The abundance is almost overwhelming. Every trip to the market brings more and more possibilities. This week I found packaged pea greens, and that led me to this delicious light supper. Socca, a thin chickpea crepe which is a favorite street food in the south of France, is […]

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Asparagus Brie Risotto

by angelika on May 11, 2012

Oh yes I did! I thought to myself, I wonder if the Italians and the French get along. You know, food wise. Risotto is a favorite in our house, and truthfully so is brie. However, I’ve never before tried to combine the two. Well boy was I missing out. Brie makes the creamiest most decadent risotto you have ever […]


Asparagus Goat Cheese Pasta

by angelika on April 21, 2012

Another Fast and Fabulous weeknight meal. I set a timer for this one. The entire meal was on the table in 30 minutes, and that included boiling the water! Asparagus is just starting to show up at our markets, and to me this signifies spring just as much as the blossoms on my apple trees, […]


Black Beans and Quinoa

by angelika on March 29, 2012

I love bean and grain dinners. They are so hearty and filling, and the perfect backdrop for all kinds of yummy vegetables. You can really turn them into anything, just by altering the flavor of the sauce or dressing. We eat a lot of lentils and quinoa, but black beans add a nice southwestern flair. In this medley, […]