Hatch green chili with tomatillos

It’s Hatch green chili season, and I’ve surprisingly never taken advantage of this time of year. I constantly lament the lack of quality Mexican food in Boulder, so I’ve gotten pretty good at concocting my own spicy creations. Fantastic green chili is something I have surprisingly never experienced outside of Texas. Colorado, you have let…

Roasted tomato and tomatillo salsa

Turns out, the tart little gooseberries known as tomatillos are actually quite easy to cook with. I think I was just intimidated by their weird casing. Just peel it off, and inside you have a delightful little green tomatillo awaiting its culinary fate! This recipe is essentially just a copy of a recipe that Aaron…

Venezuelan arepas with avocado chimichurri

The arepa is to Venezuela what the hamburger is to America, except that arepas are about 1000 times better (better tasting, and better for you). Arepas are a corn bread/cake that’s crispy on the outside, and smooth and luscious on the inside. They can be filled with just about anything savory and delicious. Here is…

Tofu spring rolls with peanut dipping sauce

Simon, one of my culinary partners in crime (this weekend I jealously watched him make his own batch of granola and bake a beautiful loaf of challah bread from scratch), recently took Aaron and I to Broomfield to visit the Asian market. Due to the fact that I spent eight years of my childhood in…

Barbecued tofu

‘Barbecue’ and ‘tofu’ might not traditionally go together, but new traditions don’t scare me. And this is certainly a good one. This is a companion piece to the previous garlic mashed potatoes, as they are best served side by side. I’d also recommend throwing in a vegetal side dish, although I know veg-hating vegetarians like…

Red enchilada sauce

Aaron and I are big sauce aficionados, and we’ve been working in secret (ok, that may be an exaggeration) for several months to perfect our version of a simple yet delicious red enchilada sauce. And do not fear, sauce-lovers: a green enchilada sauce is also in the works. After buying watery canned enchilada sauce from…

Mushroom gravy

I love Thanksgiving, because it gives me an excuse to make a delicious homemade vegetarian feast! I had a little help this year from my boyfriend Aaron and my sister Shannon, who was visiting from Texas. With the three of us vegetarians salivating in the kitchen, we decided to go all out and make 6…

How to make your own curry powder

I have a confession – I’m a bit of a spice snob. And Indian food happens to be my FAVORITE, and that is one place where the spices have to reign supreme. I’ve always found the ‘curry powder’ mixes you can buy at the grocery store to be rather lackluster. This mix is easy to…