Tag: vegetarian

Brown Sugar Glazed Sheet Pan Carrots

Brown Sugar Glazed Sheet Pan Carrots

Sweet and tender, with a whisper of heat from the chiles and flavor support from the sweet onions and earthy fresh herbs. Ahhh – all the flavors that make summer gardens worth the trouble!

Scrub Island Dip

Scrub Island Dip

This Scrub Island dip is pretty much everything. I think it would even be on the menu of my last meal — really. It’s creamy and a little salty, a pop of herby onion – and thanks to a really, really good quality blue cheese 

*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 it’s proximity to campus – not only did I get a Master’s degree, I also became very familiar with the taste their signature soup. Continue reading *CopyCat* Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

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 

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 order to bring a little variety to my favorite no-peek method ((see more ideas HERE)), I switched up the veggies, spices and cooking liquid.

It’s always funny to watch the kids compare my different “No-Peeks” especially when leftovers from the last no-peek still exist. Continue reading Spicy Bean & Rainbow Veggie ((No-Peek)) Veggie Stew

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 

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 shine. I came up with it on the fly as an accompaniment to my yummy Spicy Shrimp Tacos. As I was  Continue reading Green Beans with Apricots and Walnuts

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” 

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!” and Winter submits, quietly yielding to Spring’s advance. This must be true because days that follow St. Patrick’s Day are notably warmer and brighter!

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