Tomato Soup

Tomato Soup Grilled cheese and tomato soup has long been one of my favorite meals. It is the essence of comfort food for me. And, yes, usually I’ve eaten canned or packaged soup. But homemade tomato soup is so easy and delicious. So I decided to make my own. Canned soup can’t touch this. It’s…

Greek Quinoa Salad

Greek Quinoa Salad This quinoa salad is unbelievably delicious. It’s one of my favorite dishes that I’ve ever created. It has the perfect combination of flavors and textures. The combination of classic Mediterranean ingredients like feta, cucumber, tomato, and olives is incredible. It was even delicious the next day. The recipe is based on a…

Black Bean Dip

Black Bean Dip Bean dip is a common snack in the US. It is often found among spreads set out for football games or other gatherings. And it’s usually purchased pre-made and loaded with sugar, salt, and preservatives like all other processed food. But it doesn’t have to be that way. This black bean dip…

Vegan Enchiladas

Vegan Enchiladas Enchiladas are one of my favorite dishes. They are a staple in Mexican restaurants and a common household dinner in the US. Unfortunately, most enchiladas are far from healthy. For this recipe, we set out to change that. We wanted to create a totally vegan enchilada recipe that is healthy, delicious, easy to…

Veggie Burgers w/ Garlic Sweet Potato Fries

Veggie Burgers w/ Garlic Sweet Potato Fries Burgers and fries have long been one of our favorite meals. But traditional burgers and fries are really unhealthy and not something we want to eat all the time. As part of our effort to eat healthier, including eating less meat, we have been creating plant-based versions of…

Zucchini Lasagna

Zucchini Lasagna We love quick, easy, healthy dinners and this is one of our favorites! This zucchini lasagna takes only a few minutes to throw together and a half-hour to cook and it makes enough for the two of us to have two filling meals. Oh, and it’s also crazy delicious, affordable, and vegetarian! There’s…

Picadillo de Chayote

Picadillo de Chayote Picadillo is a very common Latin dish and is made a seemingly infinite number of ways. It’s basically the Latin food equivalent of hash. Picadillo is made with a mixture of diced vegetables and often meat, such as ground or shredded beef. But, it can also be a vegetarian/vegan dish when made…

Roasted Red Pepper Salsa

Roasted Red Pepper Salsa We love salsa. Chips and salsa has always been one of our favorite snacks. But here in Costa Rica it is really difficult to find good salsa. Everything that you can find at the store is so full of sugar that it tastes more sweet than spicy. Not at all what…

Baba Ghanoush

Baba Ghanoush We have had a band from Argentina staying with us while they tour in Costa Rica and they reminded me of this amazing dish called baba ghanoush that they like to eat back home. Baba Ghanoush is a dish made from roasted eggplant that is popular throughout the Levant, which includes Israel, Egypt,…

Gallo Pinto

Gallo Pinto Gallo Pinto is probably the most ubiquitous dish in Costa Rica. This deceptively simple dish of rice and beans is surprisingly delicious and a hearty mainstay for much of Central America. It was one of the first things that we were served when we arrived in Costa Rica. Our first breakfast here was…