Mexican Black Bean Queso Dip

Mexican Black Bean Queso Dip

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As most probably know (except my very own sister who called on Saturday from St. Louis without a single clue what was happening), the east coast was hit hard with snow on Saturday. Really hard. As someone who grew up in St. Louis and went to college in Wisconsin, you can trust me when I say, this was one of the heaviest snowfalls I’ve ever experienced. We are lucky in that we were able to fully enjoy our snow day comfortably hunkered down indoors, except for a couple hours spent exploring the blizzard in Prospect Park, conveniently located across the street from our Brooklyn apartment. Continue reading “Mexican Black Bean Queso Dip”

Rich Brown Gravy with Mushrooms (meat-free)

Rich Brown Gravy with Mushrooms (meat-free)

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I have something quite special to be thankful for this year. My second nephew was born just 3 days ago, and I am so looking forward to these next five work-free days filled with straight-up family time and bonding with the newest member of our family.

With that said, Thanksgiving is dinner less than 48 hours away. Hard to believe. But 48 hours away it is, so it’s time to share another holiday classic, vegetarian-style. This simple recipe for rich and flavorful mushroom gravy is a must-have at the table. Personally, I like to drench my entire plate in gravy, so of course I’m going to have a perfect recipe for a veggie-friendly gravy. Continue reading “Rich Brown Gravy with Mushrooms (meat-free)”