Smoky Quinoa Veggie Chili

After a week of extravagantly eating my way through Philadelphia and New York City, I really didn’t think I would want another bite of food when I finally returned home from my fabulously indulgent culinary adventure. But I also missed my kitchen and that comforting feeling of whipping up my own delicious (and healthy) home-cooked…

Tea Mushroom Egg Rolls

My first experience cooking with smoky Lapsang Souchong tea was through Heidi Swanson’s recipe for Black Tea Spring Rolls in her gorgeous Super Natural Cooking cookbook. I’ve made many versions of this dish since, mostly as egg rolls or pot stickers, and always incorporating Heidi’s brilliant mixture of finely chopped shallots and mushrooms seasoned with…

Smoky Tea & Tomato Lentils

Lately, an almost weekly tradition has been a stop at Whole Foods for their Wednesday sale price on rotisserie chicken. Sure, I roast my own chicken now and then, but when I’m busy it’s easy to make two or three meals during the week off this tasty, pre-cooked bird. Plus, I love any excuse to…