How to Freeze and Cook with Kousa Squash

Kousa, a short, wide Middle Eastern squash, is the perfect size for stuffing. It is sometimes called Lebanese squash, Mexican zucchini, or gray zucchini and sports spelling variations like: coosa, cusa, or kusa. Whatever you call it, kousa squash is a true delight. Although generally treated as a vegetable, kousa squash is actually the swollen … Read moreHow to Freeze and Cook with Kousa Squash

Nutritious and Flavorful Vegan Chickpea Soup

It’s time for my world famous chickpea soup.  Okay, maybe regionally famous? Truthfully, I have served this soup to many friends and relatives who would categorize themselves as meat eaters.  Nearly every single one of them has given this soup two enthusiastic thumbs up! I created this recipe probably 20 years ago.  I love the … Read moreNutritious and Flavorful Vegan Chickpea Soup

Quick and Easy Zucchini Chips in the Air Fryer

A few years ago, I set out to recreate a childhood favorite, fried zucchini chips, sans the oil. Like most Americans, I am watching my waistline and avoiding excess calories wherever and whenever possible. That’s why the invention of the air fryer was like manna from heaven. The ability to achieve the crispy golden taste … Read moreQuick and Easy Zucchini Chips in the Air Fryer

Plant-based, Dairy-free, Zucchini “Mac-n-Cheese”

It’s been a stressful day (or week – or month) and we are all in the same boat. We want great, big, steaming bowls of creamy comfort food. If you want ultimate satisfaction without dairy or wheat, then try this plant-based version on mac-n-cheese. It contains no cholesterol or dairy, and yet, my boys were … Read morePlant-based, Dairy-free, Zucchini “Mac-n-Cheese”

Comfort Food $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

I’m feeding my family of six for just $200 a month, by using the contents of my weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box as the backbone of my weekly menu plan. This week’s menu plan was all about comfort foods – stuff that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside: hot cereal for breakfast, … Read moreComfort Food $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

Inexpensive and Easy Crockpot Layered Cabbage Rice Casserole

Cabbage reaches its lowest price per pound in mid-March as St. Patrick’s Day specials hit the shelves. However, don’t neglect to search your local farmer’s markets. In June or July. I have found seriously great deals on absolutely huge heads of locally-grown cabbage at farmers markets. You can save big money on groceries when vegetables … Read moreInexpensive and Easy Crockpot Layered Cabbage Rice Casserole

Easy, Inexpensive, and Delicious Salt-free Marinara Sauce

I love a good marinara sauce, but the canned and jarred varieties are often filled with preservatives and a whole lot of salt. Fortunately, it is both easy and inexpensive to make your own from scratch for an investment of just a couple of dollars and about 45 minutes of time. Having marinara sauce on … Read moreEasy, Inexpensive, and Delicious Salt-free Marinara Sauce

Seriously Simple, Easy, and Delicious No-Oil Cabbage Slaw

I love cabbage slaw, but I never eat mayo! For one thing, I’m vegan. For another, traditional slaw is incredibly full of fat and excess calories. Years ago, I figured out that I could still eat my favorite salad and it could be made quickly and be full of fiber, low in fat, and high … Read moreSeriously Simple, Easy, and Delicious No-Oil Cabbage Slaw