Tag: vegetarian

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!

Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding — Food for a Year’s most popular recipe!

Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding — Food for a Year’s most popular recipe!

Well — here you have it! Big Country Breakfast Bread Pudding has been Food for a Year’s most popular recipe… BY A LANDSLIDE!! I am amazed at how many people have viewed & commented publicly and privately on this recipe.

Rainbow Chard & Sweet Cherry Pepper Croquettes ((Your tastebuds won’t believe this is super healthy))

Rainbow Chard & Sweet Cherry Pepper Croquettes ((Your tastebuds won’t believe this is super healthy))

Before I even start to tell you about this recipe, I want to thank you for at least clicking on this post. I mean really – rainbow chard is not an ingredient that makes your mouth water at the sound of its name! (haha) And, I have to admit, sometimes chard can naturally be pretty bitter. BUT – not this time! I have figured out the perfect way to cook with it & am so excited to share my ‘discovery’ with you!

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Tip of the Week!! ((Faux-made Pickles))

Tip of the Week!! ((Faux-made Pickles))

Pickles!! Pickles!! Pickles!! Three cheers for pickles! If you have been following me on Instagram or Facebook you may have seen some of my pictures, hinting at this TotW. I am in love with this tip for a few reasons:

Brown Sugar & Soy Glazed Green Beans with Pecans

Brown Sugar & Soy Glazed Green Beans with Pecans

When it comes to making meals, I seem to have an unlimited stock of ideas. But sides? That is an entirely different story. I work so hard on the main-dish, I often find I have over-looked the items that turn a main dish into a meal…

Ranch & 3-Cheese Creamy Rice –“Faux-sotto”

Ranch & 3-Cheese Creamy Rice –“Faux-sotto”

This simple side-dish is a perfect addition to any meal. Rich, velvety & flavorful, it really tastes like it should be much harder to make than it is. It tastes so much like a creamy slow-cooked risotto — I can’t help but call it “Faux-sotto”. No need to hover over a hot pan stirring your life away! Just cover the rice – let it steam to perfection & add a short list of simple & delicious ingredients…your family will never know what hit them! Continue reading Ranch & 3-Cheese Creamy Rice –“Faux-sotto”

Amazing Salsa Queso ((lentil)) Burritos, prepare to be shocked!

Amazing Salsa Queso ((lentil)) Burritos, prepare to be shocked!

I love lentils – they can take on any flavor profile perfectly. They can be served cold or warm. They are simple to prepare, inexpensive, heart healthy, vitamin rich & filling. The key to working with lentils is to  pay attention to the texture changes…

Oven-Fried Curried Masa Coated Zucchini Chips

Oven-Fried Curried Masa Coated Zucchini Chips

Just when you thought you’d tasted all the land of zucchini has to offer, curry moves into the neighborhood & things will never be the same!

Cucumber-Yogurt Dipping Sauce ((made light))

Cucumber-Yogurt Dipping Sauce ((made light))

About 6 weeks ago, I was given a mission…’create a healthier/lightened-up version of Cucumber Yogurt salad dressing’. I finally got a minute to work it out & as a major (purposeful) bonus I pared it with my Chicken Tikka Masala Meatballs. ((it was beyond yum)). Continue reading Cucumber-Yogurt Dipping Sauce ((made light))

Not Your Average Oven-Fried Zucchini Chips

Not Your Average Oven-Fried Zucchini Chips

It is always a sign I have a recipe superstar when: I forget to take a picture before eating half of the food. David eats another handful ((a long-time hater of squash-like foods)) muttering mmm’s all the way out the door. I have to ‘hide’…

NM-Style Taco Soup with Posole & Mayocoba Beans

NM-Style Taco Soup with Posole & Mayocoba Beans

Taco soup is like a chameleon — it blends into any season & can reflect multiple regions (based on seasonings). It’s perfect in winter, comforting and warm – and just a fitting for summer, spicy & satisfying. This taco soup recipe is inspired by my…

Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie? Yes, please!!

Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie? Yes, please!!

Mom has been making this strawberry pie recipe for as long as I can remember.  As I stirred the glaze with her yesterday, I had flashbacks of all the times past I have done very same thing, with the very same pot & in the very same spot. Continue reading Glazed Fresh Strawberry Pie? Yes, please!!