Swiss Chard, Mushroom & Queso Fresco Empanadas

These empanadas had me looking on Craigslist for chest freezers the day after I made them. As someone whose freezer is always overflowing with food I make in bulk, I’ve always wanted more space, but after these empanadas I need it! I made about 80 of them the other day but afterwards I still was…

Coconut Mango Body Butter

Since the beginning, I wanted Dear Guts to be strictly a food blog. It wasn’t to be a place to post pictures of furniture I’ve built, travel pictures, household DIYs or even gardening tips without the focus being on a recipe. First and foremost, it’s always been about food. I wanted, I guess, to fit…

Vegan Pho

This is the 20th huge pot of pho I’ve made since September, so I figured it was finally time to give it the attention it so rightfully deserves and demands on the blog. Pho is one of the most addicting and nourishing things I’ve ever come across. If you don’t want to get sick this…

Thanksgiving Tacos

Cranberry/Chipotle sauce between the shells. Cornbread stuffing ‘meat’balls. Apple cider brussels sprout slaw. Sour cream gravy.  When telling my friend about these Thanksgiving tacos, I said “it’s like a pilgrim came in your mouth”. Though I know I’d probably be better off not having repeated that sentiment, I’m not sure how else I’d adequately describe…

Roasted Mushroom, Pumpkin & Sage Pesto Filled Ravioli

I’ve, regrettably, spent the first 25 years of my life ‘not that into’ mushrooms (the culinary ones, anyway). I’m not sure what launched the drastic change of tastes, but…yeah, I’m really into mushrooms lately. I haven’t made a single special meal without including them in months. I even made a creamy mushroom taco filler, with a sauce…

Pickle Relish

This may seem like an ill-timed post, seeing as how most people associate relish with summer/grilling and, as much as we may try to fight it, that season is waving goodbye. But, you know what, I didn’t go to an Amish market at the beginning of summer and buy a crazy amount of little cucumbers…

Sweet Potato Stuffed Shells in a White Bean and Miso Sauce

I think this is the most frequently I’ve posted since starting Dear Guts. I’ve been trying to distract myself, from myself, lately. Usually that entails a lot of lying in front of my stereo, with my feet in the air, shuffling through the same 5 songs. It has also included a lot of wearing shirts…

New Harvest Pierogies

I like the word pierogi because if you had never seen/heard of a pierogi and someone mentioned them, you’d probably picture something pretty similar to the little filled savory pastry that they are. These ones aren’t super traditional but they’re still familiar. Pierogies generally have cheese, usually cheddar, inside them but I’ve never much enjoyed…

Rhubarb and Ginger Barbecue Sauce

This should be called a Sunday Rushed Post as I only have a minute to write it up. Happy father’s day to all the papas out there! I made this barbecue sauces, along with a few other varieties, for my boyfriend’s dad. I swear I’m generally not a stereotypical, gender-based gift giver; I know people…

Pear Cider Vinegar

This post has been a long time in the making – I took the first pictures for it on March 19th, nearly 3 months ago. But all good things take time – and this, believe me, is very, very good. It certainly helps that it’s also practically free. If you know me and my boyfriend…