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French-Style Baguette

French-Style Baguette

Though I usually go the easier route and just pick up baguettes in the bakery, occasionally I do enjoy baking the bread from scratch. If you’ve never made your own French bread, I recommend giving it a shot. It’s really very simple! All it takes […]

Red Beans & Dirty Rice with Collard Greens

Red Beans & Dirty Rice with Collard Greens

Hi! Welcome to This Wife Cooks! Today is all about the distinctly delicious flavor of Cajun Country! Packed with good-for-you ingredients, this version of a Louisiana classic side dish is hearty enough to stand on it’s own as an an entree.For a touch of sweetness […]

Wild Rice and Garbanzo Bean Soup

Wild Rice and Garbanzo Bean Soup

It’s been wonderfully dreary and rainy here lately.  Normally, this alone is enough to get me craving a hot bowl of soup but, add in the fact that I’m fighting a stubborn cold that just won’t go away, and it’s pretty much guaranteed there’s going […]

Red Beans and Quinoa

Red Beans and Quinoa

Southern-style comfort food that just happens to also be high in protein, gluten-free and vegan!  Served alongside Beer Braised Collard Greens, here, and a slice of cornbread, you’ve got a hearty, delicious meal: 1 TBSP olive oil 2 TBSP yellow onion, chopped 1/3c green pepper, chopped […]

Goat Cheese Quinoa with Spinach and Pine Nuts

Goat Cheese Quinoa with Spinach and Pine Nuts

It was one of those days when very little went according to plan and I was *this* close to letting the pizza man handle dinner… but then I remembered the gorgeous okra and corn on the cob just bought two days ago at the farmers […]

Creole Spiced Quinoa and Kale

Creole Spiced Quinoa and Kale

I have to admit, I wasn’t sure if this alone was going to be enough for a meal.  But that’s because I had forgotten how surprisingly filling quinoa can be.  This recipe yields two servings that are not only full of flavor but also satisfying. […]

Spinach Risotto

Spinach Risotto

This risotto is a good, simple meal on it’s own but if you want to get fancy, try this:  heat a little oil in a small pan and sauté sliced mushrooms with garlic, dill, black pepper, and a splash of white wine.  The addition of […]

Mayan Couscous

Mayan Couscous

If you’ve never had couscous, I highly recommend trying it.  It’s even easier to make than rice.  Seriously, you can’t mess it up. The blackbeans, corn, cilantro, jalapeno…it’s just all very yummy together. You can find the recipe here.  We had this last night with tofu […]