recipes

Homemade Vegetarian Double Decker Tacos

We don't frequent Taco Bell, and as I mentioned in this post, Dear Hubby doesn't really like Mexican food.  But he LOVES their double decker tacos.  Crunchy layered goodness! So when brainstorming my next vegetarian meal attempt, these came to mind.  I saw the MorningStar Farms' Crumbles at Walmart and put them right into the basket.  These would be my base.  I bought a bunch of other veggies that I thought I could easily disguise, like a frozen veggie combo pack of corn, black beans, red peppers, and onions and a bag of fresh broccoli "slaw" ... Read more » about Homemade Vegetarian Double Decker Tacos

Slow Cooker *Mostly* Vegan Zuppa Toscana

I really have to laugh at myself for this one.  I was so excited about my new plan: to cook more vegetarian meals to help Dear Hubby get more vegetables and less animal fats/proteins per the doctor's orders!  I went to the market and bought a bunch of weird new foods (ha!) - cheese that's not really cheese, meat that's not really meat, and a whole host of new veggies and fr ... Read more » about Slow Cooker *Mostly* Vegan Zuppa Toscana

Pretty Please...With a Cherry on Top

If you missed yesterday's post where I told you I'm going to embrace my inner vegetarian, it's worth the time to go back and read. It is going to be a bit of a transition for us, but we are able, ready, and excited.  Last night I made my first truly vegan meal, inspired by the Olive Garden's Zuppa Toscana!  I will be sharing that recipe with you tomorrow.  It was delicious, a perfect medley of flavors, and packed full of good veggies: 4 cups of kale, 2 russet potatoes, and veggie/grain "sausages." But back to today...cherries and please.  ... Read more » about Pretty Please...With a Cherry on Top

Eat More Veggies + {Peach, Pepper, & Bean Chutney}

I hope you already saw/read/entered to win yesterday's Monday Giveaway post about the gluten-free, veggie-packed "Better Chip."  If not, stop and do it now!  In preparing to do the review and taste test, I put together a number of dips/sides to accompany each chip flavor: like roasted red pepper hummus for the Red Pepper and Salsa fresca version, cranberry goat cheese & cherries for the Sweet Onion and Ch ... Read more » about Eat More Veggies + {Peach, Pepper, & Bean Chutney}

Bourbon Tilapia w/Baked Sweet Potatoes & Peaches

I hope you all had a lovely 4th of July!  We relaxed at home, splashed around in the sprinklers, and enjoyed a bbq with the fam.  We had some out-of-town guests come over Tuesday night, in town for the holiday, so I made a SECOND batch of this wonderful recipe that I'm going to share with you today! I doubled the recipe: 3 casserole dishes overflowing with sweet potatoes, peaches, and tilapia...and by the end there was literally not one bite left. 

Lemon Blackberry Grilled Cheese

If you've spent much time on this blog you know I don't like added sugar, I do like cooking with Greek Yogurt (especially breads!), and I love teaching my darling toddler about living the happy healthy life.  Another theme seems to be emerging though...a deep found love for grilled cheese.  First I made this Smashed Blackberry Grilled Cheese after I saw a mouth-watering picture on Pinterest.  Then I made this ... Read more » about Lemon Blackberry Grilled Cheese

Sale Papers + {Watermelon Bacon Salad}

I did something for the first time in 31 years yesterday.  In light of the big changes coming up in my life, I mentioned that Dear Hubby and I would be tightening our belts a bit, sticking to a strict budget (until we figure out exactly how one income is really going to feel), and simplifying things.  I also told you about our mail organization - every item on a daily basis either goes in the "To File" container, the "To Pay" container, o ... Read more » about Sale Papers + {Watermelon Bacon Salad}

The Red Table + {Strawberry Pesto Grilled Cheese}

My friend Gina has a blog called Running to the Kichen, and I am always jealous of a) her photography, b) her meals, c) her extreme creativity, and d) her really cool backgrounds.  I had the privilege of meeting her at Blend, and love her to death! She recently wrote a post about her special "photoboard" with instructions on how to create your own.  I was so excited to try to make one of my own someday (in all my spare time, ha!!).  But then I remembered

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