Mango Black Bean Salad

Mango Black Bean Salad

Mango Black Bean Salad – Black beans and mangoes combine with bell pepper, jalapeno peppers and cilantro in this simple vegetarian, vegan, high-protein, and gluten-free bean salad recipe. The flavors are simple yet powerful, and the combination is really tasty. Mango Black Bean Salad This salad recipe is vegetarian, veganRead More…

Easy Colcannon recipe for St Patrick’s Day

Easy Colcannon recipe for St Patrick’s Day

Just in time for St Patrick’s day. The “Cooking Secrets for Men” version of Colcannon, using Bob Evans mashed potatoes instead of making your own.

Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille

Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille

Those of us of a certain age grew up with stuffed shells and stuffed peppers as “gourmet” cooking back in the day. I remember how proud my mother was to present such an interesting way to serve a meal. These Stuffed Shells with Ratatouille are an easy weeknight meal, readyRead More…

Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

Polenta two ways – Creamy and Grilled

Polenta is a kind of cornmeal mush that originated in Northern Italy as peasant food. But in the US, it’s served at upscale restaurants as a gourmet dish. The reality is somewhere in the middle. It can be a basic porridge, not a lot of flavor, or a high end,Read More…

The Best Green Beans

The Best Green Beans

Learning from others is in many ways the best way to learn about cooking. Most good cooks have go-to recipes and techniques that you may not utilize, but should be using. Case in point – we were invited to our friend’s Ken Finkel & Jane Delzer house for dinner thisRead More…

How to Slice and Dice an Avocado

How to Slice and Dice an Avocado

Avocados are one of nature’s best foods, having been dubbed a “SuperFood”. The avocado is one of the most nutrient-full foods available. Ounce for ounce, they are among the richest in fiber, folate, potassium, vitamin E, and magnesium among all fruits. I love avocados and eat 1-2 a week. InRead More…