Herbed Vegetarian Gravy Recipe

A few years ago I hosted vegetarians for Thanksgiving, and I considered it a delightful challenge to serve veggie Gravy. Everyone preferred it over the turkey gravy. This gravy gets beautiful flavor from fresh herbs (dried works in a pinch) and good vegetable stock. Build out the gravy texture early with shallots, butter and flour,…

Friday Food Fun Fact – Garlic

Hopefully you already love garlic, but if you’re not convinced, know this: it is one of the most nutritious foods on earth.

Chef’s Tuesday Tip – Acidity

If you want to check out a new and simple way of seasoning your favorite dishes, try adding a little acidity to your cooking. Lemon, lime, and vinegars can do some magic when added to your tried and trues. Experiment with this and don’t be afraid of a touch of salt in combination.


It is Hatch chili season because the peppers dictate that it is now. Which is usually right around this time of year, but it can vary. I learned recently that one of my good friends from highschool, Tom Sluzalis, has entered the ring with selling hot sauce. Made with Hatch peppers. I’m from Colorado (as…

Make Your Own Taco Seasoning

As regular readers of this blog already know, I like to avoid pre-mixed spices and spice kits for marinades, sauces, and so on. I was just mixing up a batch of taco seasonings for tonight’s dinner when it occurred to me to share my recipe (which is really pretty flexible depending on your taste). 1/4…