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Penzeys' pre-mixed chili seasoning! It's my foolproof "cheat" for the most delicious chili. Happily, this chili is delicious, fast & easy.
My chili is far superior to Shana's. And it’s not because mine is typically a meat-based chili and hers is vegan; mine can be made vegan, too! My recipe is just...well...better. She might admit this obvious fact if you ask when not too many people are around (ha, ha), although she did request I post my chili recipe after my...
One single pot that can do ALL the things: boil pasta (& drain it w/ the built-in strainer), slow cook chili, roast crispy chicken, steam idlis (Indian dumplings), + pan-fry & bake things too?
September rolls around every year, and I try desperately to get back to all the routines. Routines for getting ready for school, routines for after-school activities, routines for homework schedules, and routines for family meals at home. No more ice cream and boardwalk fries for dinner...PLEASE! Cooking those weeknight family meals, though, I could do without. I actually enjoy cooking for crowds…Thanksgiving...
I've perfected a weeknight vegan meal plan I can stick with. It's not fancy or inventive, but it features dinners my kids love + a "schedule" that allows me some creativity & versatility...without having to think too hard.
A couple of years ago, I made a goal to eat vegan 90% of the time. There's increasing evidence that eating less meat is one way the average citizen can reduce their impact on the environment, and there's no doubt that eating more vegetables has some serious health benefits (not to mention that -- anecdotally -- my hair and...
This easy dinner is not only quick to cook, but is made even easier by the most-used pan in my kitchen: my Our Place Always Pan.
Ahh the ol' weeknight dinner slog...even those of us who adore cooking and are self-proclaimed foodies get tired of the expectation that something must be eaten every. night. Heh. I feel you, parents, I feel you. This foodie is typically also a bit of an overachiever when it comes to meals, too, though. But back-to-school time is the trickiest season...
This easy sheet pan meal featuring grits, sweet potatoes & "sausage" is hearty, vegan + gluten-free. It comes together with very little hands-on time.
Vegan Sheet Pan Brunch Bowls with Creamy Grits -- Hearty, super-easy and gluten-free, this (mostly) sheet pan meal comes together in just over 30 minutes, with very little hands-on time. Remember when Rachael Ray would discover a new-to-her ingredient, and then it would suddenly show up in the next 13 episodes of 30-Minute Meals? I remember that happening with tomatillos....
0 Super Bowl recipes ranging from carnivores' classics to vegan and/or gluten-free. Can be easily scaled down or eaten like a meal for game day at home snacking.
I'll take just about any excuse to make Game Day eats -- even if it means watching an actual football game. So no matter how unconventional Super Bowl 2021 may be? You can bet I'll be celebrating it to the fullest gustatory extent. Super Bowl Food Just Right For 2021: 10 Snack-Size Recipes For Game Day At Home Since we're...
Um...This Philips pasta maker is right on time. It's our newest obsession. It's refurbished (eco-friendly, affordable) & easy to clean. WINNING.
Thank you to eBay and ShopStyle for sponsoring this post. This year is all about finding little joys. That perfect first cup of coffee in the morning, the cozy holiday-movie-watching Friday night with the family, the crisp air on the neighborhood walk...it's what we have this year, so it's what we focus on. If you're a fellow food fan...
10 simple Halloween recipes that are cute, festive — &, yes, genuinely doable. Not to mention tasteful in theme — and in, uh, taste.
Should we state the obvious? OK, but let's make it quick. It's 2020. Things are weird. Halloween is most likely going to look like some half-assed version of itself. Let's band together (virtually, of course) and try to make the most of whatever at-home celebrations we can whip up with a week to spare. Enter: 10 simple Halloween recipes...
Sausage, White Bean + Artichoke Hearts Sheet Pan Meal -- an easy, flavorful family-friendly meal in less than 30 mins. Gluten-free, dairy-free w/ vegetarian & vegan options.
Sausage, White Bean + Artichoke Hearts Sheet Pan Meal -- a simple, summery, family-friendly meal that packs huge flavor and comes together on one pan in less than 30 mins. Gluten-free and dairy-free with vegetarian and vegan suggestions. Yes, another white bean meal from Em. But bear with me, friends -- it's worth it. When we had our team call...
Vietnamese Caramelized Pork Bowl recipe -- an easy weeknight meal w/ the big flavors of family-friendly takeout in a 1-pot meal w/ fresh herbs & veggies.
Vietnamese-Inspired Caramel Pork Bowls -- all the big flavors of family-friendly takeout in a simple one-pan meal topped with loads of fresh herbs and veggies. Easily made gluten-free. The Beauty Of Bowl Recipes If you guys follow me on Instagram (@thepigandquill), it'll come as no surprise that bowl food is kiiiinda my thing. Heck, even if you've read one of the...