Tag: vegetarian

*CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

*CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

This yummy, cream-based vegetarian tomato soup is a perfect copycat rendition of the tomato basil soup at a little place I came to love during my time in Dallas ((La Madeleine)). I first came across La Madeleine while getting my Master’s at SMU and thanks to…

The PERFECT 6-Ingredient Breakfast Casserole ((a favorite BSF recipe))

The PERFECT 6-Ingredient Breakfast Casserole ((a favorite BSF recipe))

This breakfast casserole was my favorite meal of my week at BSF Headquarters — and that’s saying a lot because the food was yummy ALL week!

Tomato Avocado Spinach Salad w/ Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Tomato Avocado Spinach Salad w/ Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Here in Oklahoma, we are in that seasonal blur between summer and fall, some days feel just like mid-July and other days whisper of change with gray overcast skies and cool breezes. Yes, it’s time for something a little different but while while summer keeps hanging on, I feel the urgency to make the most of summer’s produce. This salad is a blend of fresh summer goodness and still perfectly points to fall’s hearty, comforting, flavor-packed sides. Continue reading Tomato Avocado Spinach Salad w/ Lemon Basil Vinaigrette

Spicy Bean & Rainbow Veggie ((No-Peek)) Veggie Stew

Spicy Bean & Rainbow Veggie ((No-Peek)) Veggie Stew

A pound of dried beans, a colorful medley of fresh veggies and a few pantry staples are often my ticket to a simple, tasty dinnertime solution. While away on our recent vacation, NO-PEEK bean stew made it’s way to our dinner table several times. In…

Easy 5-Ingredient Heirloom Tomato & White Cheddar Farmhouse Pie

Easy 5-Ingredient Heirloom Tomato & White Cheddar Farmhouse Pie

There is nothing quite as tasty as a perfectly ripe garden tomato. I am tickled to say my garden is currently popping out some of the tastiest, acidic, slightly sweet tomatoes I have ever tasted. They are perfect with a pinch of salt and a…

Toasted Walnut & Garden-Fresh Sweet Basil Pesto ((Homemade))

Toasted Walnut & Garden-Fresh Sweet Basil Pesto ((Homemade))

It has been a tough season for the garden! I had one squash to harvest ((boo to the squash bugs)), a few beets, pithy radishes galore, not one bean and the tomatoes have begrudgingly produced – if that is even possible. But a few things have been outstanding – and I am not referring to the weeds.

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Green Beans with Apricots and Walnuts

Green Beans with Apricots and Walnuts

It has been a while since I have shared a really good side dish — and this is a really good one! I have about 5 recipes in waiting to be published, but I have to hold back and give this little recipe a chance to…

Heirloom Tomato Salsa ((straight from the garden!!))

Heirloom Tomato Salsa ((straight from the garden!!))

You guys may have learned this by now, but let me just say it again for the record! Chips & salsa are my love language. It used to be Chips & salsa AND Diet Dr. Peppers from Sonic, but I gave up the DDP addiction…

French Onion Dip ((the real deal folks))

French Onion Dip ((the real deal folks))

I am a dip glutton. Wow — that sounds horrid. What I mean is, I love, love, love dip!! But it has to be really good. And when it is REALLY good, I have a hard time walking away. Being a self proclaimed “dip glutton” means I know a really good dip when I taste one. And this, my friends, is a GOOD dip.

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Irish Potatoes ((with their jackets on)) and Fresh Green Beans

Irish Potatoes ((with their jackets on)) and Fresh Green Beans

How about a little recipe on this Irish Holiday? Several things announce the entrance of Spring: the longer days, warmer breezes, whispers of green that sneakily begin appearing amongst the grays of winter. Saint Patrick’s Day seems to declare to Winter “You shall not pass!”…

Homemade Oven-Roasted Restaurant Style Salsa ((This is as GOOD as it gets!))

Homemade Oven-Roasted Restaurant Style Salsa ((This is as GOOD as it gets!))

This could totally be one of “those” recipes. You know, one of the recipes that is kept secret — locked up and never shared in it’s entirety?? Good for you – I am bad at keeping a good thing secret! In addition to being the most…

Extraordinary Green on Green Salad

Extraordinary Green on Green Salad

Okay, I hear you:

“Green salad…EXTRAORDINARY??? Really??”

Yes! I mean it — it is really extraordinary! Continue reading Extraordinary Green on Green Salad