Baked Tofu Chop Suey

Baked Tofu Chop Suey Last year Heather and I moved to a small, sunny beach town in Costa Rica. There is an abundance of great fresh produce available here but there is not a lot of variety when it comes to restaurants. There are very few Asian food restaurants here. That came as a bit…

Spicy Vegan Chili

Spicy Vegan Chili Chili is a classic American food and some would argue that it absolutely must be made out of beef. But we disagree. This spicy vegan chili uses a lot of the same ingredients as traditional chili but with textured soy instead of ground beef. It has just as much savory and spicy…

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…

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…

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…

Chicken Tomatillo Soup

Chicken Tomatillo Soup Soup is a great way to fit a lot of vegetables into a meal. And this chicken tomatillo soup is one of our favorites. It’s rich and savory with just the right amount of spice. Perfect to warm you up on a cold day. Made with roasted tomatillos, chicken, cabbage, onions. It’s…

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,…

Slow-Cooker Beet Stew

Slow-Cooker Beet Stew Beets are fresh and abundant here in Costa Rica and they’re highly nutritious and delicious. So we are always coming up with new ways to cook with them. This slow-cooker beet stew is amazing. And a great way to fit a lot of vegetables into a meal. Soup is always good on…