Author Archives: Valley Vegetarian
This festive and tasty pizza is my riff on a southwest-style pizza. It has a combination of colors and flavors that I think you will like. The crust is a cross between deep dish and a warm, chewy flour tortilla … Continue reading
For a complete breakfast, I serve this with a side of country-style fried potatoes and fresh orange juice. For lunch, I serve with a side of pasta salad.
Remembering a satisfying bowl of “southwest vegetarian stew” I ordered off the menu at a diner in Roswell, New Mexico, I created this recipe for the slow cooker. The ingredients, and flavors they bring, are considerably different.
Aromatic and savory, sofrito is a condiment, a sauce, and a base for many Caribbean dishes from countries such as Puerto Rico, Dominican Republic, and Cuba. In short, it is super versatile. And it is flavorful. Super flavorful. Sofrito has … Continue reading
The navy bean got its current popular name because it was a staple food of the United States Navy in the early 20th century. They are a mild, pea-sized bean that are creamy white in color. Like other common beans, … Continue reading
Strata is a kind of layered casserole featuring eggs and bread. There as many variations of strata as you can imagine. One day, at the end of the summer growing season, I imagined strata that would effectively use garden-fresh zucchini without making … Continue reading
Bánh mì is Vietnamese for bread and is also associated with a single serving baguette made into a tasty sandwich.