Chili doesn’t have to take forever! Make yourself a surprisingly warm and comforting pot in under an hour using leftover rotisserie chicken, frozen peppers, and canned goods.
Don’t be intimidated by either lamb or a roast! Believe it or not an old fashioned Sunday roast is way easier than your usual skillet chicken.
Don’t let the purists tell you that all tacos have to be made from fresh produce bought that day – or that all vegan food has to break the bank. Our whole vegan taco night for four cost less than $10. Nopales (cactus paddles) are a cheap, healthy vegan filling that isn’t made out of whatever weird lab process goes into Impossible Burgers. Give it a try on your next Taco Tuesday!
In addition to the sauteed fiddlehead ferns and the fiddlehead fern omelet, I raided my hosts pantry to complete our vegetarian brunch with roasted red carrots, a preserved lemon and maple syrup salad dressing, and basil lemonade made from the herbs in my host’s window. Try these maple syrup sweetened carrots with preserved lemon, preserved lemon salad dressing, and maple-basil lemonade.
Stuff this incredibly forgiving casserole with with whatever leftover fake meat you have in your fridge plus a bunch of canned goods and spices for a cheap, tasty main dish that’ll impress the whole family.
My gluten-free host asked for something light but high in fiber, made from local ingredients, and preferably not too hard to recreate. I came up with this spa style chicken and cabbage with a vegan beet and orange side salad.
I tried llama chops so you don’t have to! On the plus side, the Salt Lake City farmer’s market may be the best in the country. On the minus side, sometimes exotic meats don’t go mainstream because they don’t deserve to.
I wrapped up identically seasoned elk, goat, bison, veal, and beef in cute little hand pies and made a game of guessing the meat. It’s a fun way introduce people to exotic meats they might not have tried as a filet.
I literally made this pasta dish on a dare. My stoner host insisted there was nothing edible in his kitchen – so imagine his surprise when I brought him this an hour later!
In the middle of Vancouver, I had the incredible opportunity to grill a fresh rooster we’d slaughtered that morning at an urban farm oasis. Check out three recipes from that meal, two featuring wonderfully Canadian birch syrup! Scroll past the rooster for vegetarian birch syrup acorn squash and a 10 minute salsa shakshuka recipe!