Texas de Brazil simply has the best black beans on the planet - and now you can make them at home! Easy, creamy, dreamy black beans!

Texas de Brazil’s Black Beans

Love Texas de Brazil’s creamy, dreamy black beans?  I got you! Whip these up in your  Instant Pot or on the stove! You guys frequent Texas de Brazil? It’s a Brazilian steakhouse where their goal is to give you the meat sweats. There’s one down the street from me and while the plethora of meat is generally considered the highlight, it’s the black beans that’s served on their salad bar that makes me keep on…

Spicy red lentil soup - hearty, full of veg and totally healthy!

Spicy Red Lentil Soup

Spicy red lentil soup is both hearty and healthy! I may have mentioned before, we have “days” here on our food schedule. Souper Sunday, Meatless Monday, Taco Tuesday, Wacky Wednesday, Thirsty Thursday, booze OK, (and quite possibly taco Thursday). Friday and Saturday are wild cards, which usually means I’m shooting a video so I’m cooking…

Creamy, comforting white bean and pork stew is so easy!

White Bean & Pork Stew

This creamy white bean and pork stew is just what you need to soothe the soul – or at least make your belly happy! There is a slight discomfort in sharing this recipe with you guys because I used canned beans. Yes, I did. I said it. There was a little shame involved in that…

Kung pao tofu is chock full of veggies in a delicious, slightly spicy sauce! Did I mention easy? The sauce has only 3 ingredients and you can use whatever veg you have on hand - all done in about 30 minutes! Perfect for the tofu newbie too!

Kung Pao Tofu

Kung Pao tofu, cashew tofu, plant-based Chinese heaven – I’m not sure what to call this really. But it’s SO. ROCKING. This is not my recipe, this is something the wife whipped up one night. I’ve probably mentioned her love of tofu before. I can’t understand it but there it is, she loves tofu. It…

Chinese BBQ – Char Siu

Chinese BBQ … ok, you guys remember those little sticky rib thingies that was served with a pu-pu platter?  I realize I’m going back a long time ago.  I’m gonna guess if you’re under 35 you probably don’t remember Chinese restaurants used to have actual food that was served to you instead of buffet style. …

Rajma or kidney bean stew - Instant Pot vegetarian dish that is so simple and satisfying. You'll never miss the meat! It's a true dump and go meal. No browning, wilting, sauteing, just put it all in the pot and go!

Kidney Bean Dal – Rajma

Ramja? Kidney bean dal?  Never heard of it?  Me either.  But that’s what I was served for supper one night by Management.  It was so good I wanted to share it with you.   What is it rajma? According to my sources, rajma or kidney bean dal is a popular stew in North India.  Rajma is…