Sausage Biscuit Delights!


Ingredients: 2 cans of flaky biscuits (Immaculate is an A-Ma-Zing brand at WFM!), 1 pound sausage (whatever’s on sale at the meat counter), 2 c shredded 365 cheddar cheese Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Mix uncooked sausage and cheese gently until well blended. Shape into 40 balls of equal size. Separate biscuits into 40 layers.  Wrap biscuits around Sausage-cheese balls, … Read More

Anwar AllenSausage Biscuit Delights!

Better Than Cheeseburgers Meatballs


Ingredients: 1 slice bread, 1/4 cup milk, 1 pound ground beef, 1 small onion, grated, 1 tablespoon sour cream, 1 large egg, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/4 cup mayonnaise, 3/4 cup shredded mozzarella cheese, 1/4 cup grated Parmesan   Directions:  Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Spray the pan.  In the bowl of a food processor, pulse … Read More

Anwar AllenBetter Than Cheeseburgers Meatballs

Heavenly Potato Rounds


  Ingredients: 4 baking potatoes, cut into 1/2 inch slices; 1/4 cup melted butter; 8 slices bacon – cooked and crumbled; 8 ounces shredded Cheddar cheese; 1/2 cup chopped green onions. Directions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush both side of potato slices with butter; place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 30 to 40 minutes or … Read More

Anwar AllenHeavenly Potato Rounds

Pad Thai


3 T Vegetable broth 1 garlic clove, minced 3 green onions, cut into 1 inch lengths 12 oz flat rice noodles, soaked in warm water for 20 minutes, then drained 1 pound of broiled tofu cubes (see below for recipe) or cooked fish or chicken 2 c brocolli florets 1 c bean sprouts 1/2 t chili powder 2 t brown … Read More

Anwar AllenPad Thai

Red Curry and Brown Rice

1 pound extra firm tofu (or cooked chicken or fish) Bragg Liquid Aminos 1 T Red Curry Paste 24-32 ounces of vegetable stock (I made mine with my favourite Not Chick’n bouillon cubes) 1 onion, sliced into half rounds 3 carrots, sliced into angled rounds 2 c snow peas 2 T low-sodium tamari 1 T molasses 1 c coconut milk juice … Read More

Anwar AllenRed Curry and Brown Rice

Shepherd’s Pie

6 small Yukon Gold potatoes, cut into quarters 1/2 c unsweetened almond milk (or whatever your milk preference may be) 2 t ground rosemary Cracked pepper to taste 16 oz frozen green peas (or green beans) 2 diced onions 8 oz sliced mushrooms 2 cloves of garlic, minced 2.5 c cooked lentils (or browned beef or vegetarian beef crumbles) 1/2 … Read More

Anwar AllenShepherd’s Pie

Jamaican Patties Stuffed with Maque Choux, Served with Chipotle-Banana Pepper Sauce by Bryant Terry


    Chipotle-Banana Pepper Sauce ¼ teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil¼ cup finely diced red onion1 large clove garlic, minced½ teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted and ground¼ teaspoon coarse sea salt1 to 3 teaspoons chopped chipotle chile in adobo sauce½ cup rice vinegar½ cup mashed banana1 tablespoon water½ teaspoon agave nectar⅛ teaspoon freshly ground white pepperWarm the oil in a small saucepan … Read More

Anwar AllenJamaican Patties Stuffed with Maque Choux, Served with Chipotle-Banana Pepper Sauce by Bryant Terry

Texas Caviar on Grilled Rustic Bread by Bryant Terry


2 whole sun-dried tomatoes, or scant 1/4 c diced sundried tomatoes 2/3 cup dried black eyed peas, sorted and soaked in water overnight 1 3/4 teaspoons coarse sea salt 3/4 c extra virgin olive oil 16 large cloves garlic, thinly sliced 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 T red wine vinegar 1 1/2 c diced seeded heirloom tomatoes, in … Read More

Anwar AllenTexas Caviar on Grilled Rustic Bread by Bryant Terry

Sweet Plantain and Fresh Corn Cakes with Salty Lemon Cream with Parsley garnished with chives


1 c yellow cornmeal 3/4 c unbleached all purpose flour 1.5 t baking powder 1/2 t fine sea salt 1 T finely ground golden flaxseeds 2 cups and 3 tablespoons of unsweetened almond milk 1 overripe plantain, mashed kernels from one ear of sweet corn 1 T extra virgin olive oil, plus more as needed for pan frying 1/3 c … Read More

Anwar AllenSweet Plantain and Fresh Corn Cakes with Salty Lemon Cream with Parsley garnished with chives

Sweet Corn and Ginger Soup

1 T coconut oil 1 c finely diced yellow onion 1/2 c diced carrot 1/4 c finely diced celery (strings removed) 1 T minced fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 t paprika 1/2 t coarse sea salt 4.5 c corn broth (4-6 cobs from fresh corn broken in half, 9 c water, coarse sea salt.  bring all ingredients to … Read More

Anwar AllenSweet Corn and Ginger Soup