Butternut Squash and Bean Tacos

Tacos are a fun way to eat vegetarian.  There is an endless supply of variations for stuffing in your tacos.  These are made with soft corn tortillas, which, incidentally, I have successfully made from masa harina just the other day.  But that’s another story.


If you watch too much television, you would think kasha is only for your breakfast cereal.  You would also believe that that lady in the jeans wanders all over remote areas of the world to find it for you.  You have seen that commercial, right?  If not, just ignore me. According to Ferdinand the Great…

Black Bean and Butternut Squash Soup

This is a tasty and easy to make soup.  I like it because you can leave it soupy as is, or run your immersion blender around a couple of times to make the soup thicker and creamier without adding actual cream.

Mexican Yellow Rice with Black Beans

This recipe utilizes inexpensive turmeric to color the rice instead of the more expensive saffron.  This dish has its roots in the Spanish Conquistadors who invaded the Mexican Aztecs in the 16th century.  Before that, Mexican cuisine consisted of mainly corn, beans, and chilies.  The Spanish brought with them meat, rice, dairy, and various spices.  Actually,…

Squash Soup

This soup has squash, shredded cabbage, and black beans.  Even Ferdinand, who hates sweet food, liked it!