The Ultimate Black Bean Burger Recipe (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

The Ultimate Black Bean Burger Recipe (Vegan & Gluten-Free)

I adore a good veggie burger. The problem is – so many don’t taste all that great and I’m a HUGE burger of any kind fan. So, while my hubby was back in the US visiting his parents, I started creating and testing black bean 

Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Fried Green Tomatoes with Goat Cheese and Roasted Red Pepper Coulis

Growing up in the Southern US, fried green tomatoes are often on the menu. So, when a gentleman in the local community garden shared some tomatoes from his vines, I couldn’t resist making a batch. Although this recipe is nothing like the fried green tomatoes 

Eggplant Frites with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis (Gluten-free, vegan, and non-fried options)

Eggplant Frites with Roasted Red Pepper Coulis (Gluten-free, vegan, and non-fried options)

Back in Denver, one of the hubby’s and my favorite places was an Italian restaurant, called Panzano, where they made a lovely fried eggplant resting in marinara sauce that was to die for. So, this week, I’m bringing you my version of the dish – 

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Wraps (Vegan Option)

Moroccan Spiced Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Wraps (Vegan Option)

Sooooo, what do you make when you buy the biggest head of cauliflower you’ve ever seen? For starters, Moroccan Spiced Roasted Cauliflower and Chickpea Wraps with a Sriracha Aioli. This recipe is 100% addicted and keeps you coming back for more. Plus, it’s so freaking 

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Garlic with Herbs de Provence (Vegan)

Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Garlic with Herbs de Provence (Vegan)

My lovely friend Jacky got me HOOKED on Roasted Cherry Tomatoes. After eating these SWEET babies at her place a few times, I HAD to start making them at home. And share them with you because you don’t need to miss a treat like this. 

Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Asian Flavors

Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Asian Flavors

‘Oh, that’s good.’ Lovely words to hear from my friend who tried my latest recipe, a beautiful Roasted Winter Squash Soup with Coconut Milk and Asian Flavors. The cooler weather is here in Portugal and my mind has switched to soup mode. So, much so, 

Kale Salad with Apple and Persimmon and a Zesty Lemon Dressing

Kale Salad with Apple and Persimmon and a Zesty Lemon Dressing

Okay, I’m just going to say it! Massaging kale to make it tender for kale salad is 100% silly. Instead, save the massage for yourself and make my Kale Salad with Apple and Persimmon tossed with a Lemon Dressing. I created this salad for a 

Sauteed Cabbage and Leeks with Pancetta

Sauteed Cabbage and Leeks with Pancetta

Ireland has more varieties of cabbage then I’ve seen anywhere else in the world. Crumpled, crinkled, smooth, in different shades of green, red, and purple. Boiled, sauteed, fried, and roasted in soups, stews, or on its own as the star of the show, always paired 

A Slightly Less Than Authentic Dublin Coddle

A Slightly Less Than Authentic Dublin Coddle

As the days start getting shorter and there’s a slight bite to the air, I start getting the urge for warm dishes like the Dublin Coddle. The Dublin Coddle isn’t one of those dishes for non-meat eaters – especially – if you’re in Dublin. And 

Corn, Zucchini and Pepper with Swiss Cheese Quesadillas (Vegetarian)

Corn, Zucchini and Pepper with Swiss Cheese Quesadillas (Vegetarian)

The Mexicans blessed the world when they created the quesadilla (and tacos). Tortillas stuffed with melting cheese and crispy brown, warm from the pan are heaven on earth. I sometimes ask my hubby if we were crazy to move to Portugal instead of Mexico. I