Cauliflower Hot Wings

April 3, 2016

I love this recipe because it is fairly simply to make and tastes so good!  I got the recipe from Lindsay Nixon’s Happy Herbivore email newsletter.  She emailed out a whole bunch of Super Bowl recipes around Super Bowl Sunday, so when we were invited to a party at my brother’s I knew I had to give it a try.   Everyone loved it!  I doubled the recipe and made…

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A quick and easy lunch

January 4, 2015

We have been posting some complex recipes recently.   While they are totally delicious and worth the effort, especially when entertaining around the holidays, they can’t really be thrown together without doing some up-front planning, specialty shopping, and taking the time to prepare the dishes.  To switch things up a bit, I want to share with you what I had for lunch today. A sunshine burger sandwich, with a side…

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Avocado and Tomato sandwich

April 1, 2014

I don’t know if it’s fair for me to say, since I haven’t had one in so long, but this really feels to me like a direct replacement for a grilled cheese and tomato sandwich.  I pile the avocado pretty high, and it has that same creamy consistency that I remember from open faced toasted cheese and tomato sandwiches. Serves: 1 Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 2 minutes Ingredients: 1 avocado 1…

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Beet and Black Bean Burgers

March 30, 2014

The recipe is only slightly modified from The Kitchn’s Best-Ever Veggie Burger (recipe here). Serves: 6 Prep Time: 30 min (not included roasting the beats and cooking the rice) Cook Time: 15 min Ingredients: 3 large red beets (cooked-roasted, steamed, or boiled) 1/2 cup brown rice (slightly overcooked) 1 medium yellow onion, diced small 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 2 tbsp cider vinegar 1/4 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (ground to a flour in a…

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Thai Pineapple Stir Fry

March 14, 2014

I was really craving some Thai food one night, so I decided to try this dish for the first time.  I thought it was really easy to make and tasted really good!  Yum!!  Lots of good flavors in there!  I used a recipe I found in the Happy Herbivore abroad book that we just got, but modified it a bit.  These dishes could definitely be made together, but since it…

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Easy Lentil Loaf

March 4, 2014

     This lentil loaf recipe is super easy! It is definitely easy enough for a weeknight meal and my kids have really been loving it. We made it the other night with a huge serving of asparagus and it was delicious! Sometimes I make it with mashed potatoes and gravy for a real comfort meal.  We usually finish off one batch of the lentil loaf for dinner, so if…

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A hearty salad

March 3, 2014

Dinner doesn’t have to be complicated or involved to be healthy and delicious.  This is much more typical of what we eat for dinner on a daily basis. The ingredients change all the time.  Sometimes it’s over romain lettuce, other times it will be over steamed kale, baby spinach, mixed field greens, or any other greens or lettuce.  The elements are what’s important.  I always try to include beans, onions,…

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Thai Peanut Salad Dressing

February 22, 2014

My kids will devour a salad at the Thai restaurant, mostly because of the Thai peanut salad dressing. I would like them to eat just as much salad at home, so I’ve been experimenting at making a healthier version. I think I have got it! Everyone at home loves this dressing and it is very easy to make too! We keep the salad dressing in the fridge for about a…

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Black Bean Soup with Kale and Mushrooms

January 20, 2014

  As if Black Bean soup isn’t already good enough, I added Kale and Mushrooms to push it over the top!! I started with a Black Bean soup recipe from allrecipes.com (link), and changed it up a bit.  What I ended up with is below, and it’s been a huge hit with our friends and families so far!  It’s a hearty soup that covers 4 of the 6 GBOMBS (Greens, Beans, Onions,…

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Apple Guacamole

December 29, 2013

What?  Yup, that’s right, apple guacamole! It actually sounds more complicated than it is.  I basically make a traditional guacamole and add diced apples.  We’ve been making mango guacamole in the summer time for years.  I was recently making guacamole to bring to a party and I didn’t feel right adding mangos with snow on the ground, so I went for a fall fruit.  The result is something pretty special! …

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