How to Roast Peppers

Pepper roasted

When a recipe calls for roasted red peppers, you may choose to buy them in a jar from your favorite store – or save some money and gain a little culinary confidence by roasting them yourself.

This process works for all peppers. Try roasting poblanos, hatch, and even jalapenos this way, just watch the smaller peppers a little more closely. Do not roast habaneros inside the house. Leave that to the hazmat suited professionals. Read More

Baked Brie

Baked BrieGetting a handle on cookery basics is a great way to gain confidence when you cook. Baked brie is sophisticated and a deliciously easy way to expand your own mindful palate.


1 small round of brie
1 baguette

Totally Optional: honey, jam, caramelized onions Read More

Roast Chicken Thighs with Crispy Kale


Serves 6


1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 t balsamic vinegar
1/2 t turmeric
1 t ground garlic
1/4 t ground pepper
Salt to taste (optional)
1 1/2 lb medium red potatoes, leave the skin on, clean, and slice into large chunks
1 medium onion, thinly sliced
1 sweet red pepper, cut into chunks
1 lb cremini mushrooms, washed, dried, and sliced into 1 inch pieces
6 oz kale, stems removed, leaves torn
6 large bone-in chicken thighs
1 T Seasoning Blend, see Spoon Mage™ Note
1/2 t smoky paprika Read More