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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Tofu Scramble

February 22, 2014

Veggies for breakfast???    Yes! eat veggies all day every day!   The bottom line is the more vegetables you eat the healthier you will be, so try to incorporate as many vegetables as you can into every meal.    Serves: 2 to 4 Prep time: 15 min Cook Time: 15 min Ingredients: 2 onions, finely chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped or thinly sliced 1 red bell pepper, chopped or thinly sliced…

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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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Banana Apple Oatmeal

December 29, 2013

We love Oatmeal for breakfast, especially when it’s loaded up with lots of fresh fruit.  We used to add fruit at the table, to each of our bowls individually, until I tried adding fruit while the oatmeal is cooking…  The result is AMAZING!!  The flavor and natural sweetness from the fruit is absorbed into the oats as they cook, making every bite absolutely delicious! Prep time: 10 min Serves: 6…

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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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Lentil Sloppy Joe

November 15, 2013

This one is a REAL crowd pleaser.  You could serve this to anyone and I would expect them to like it.  It’s got that tangy flavor that I remember from so many years ago, and the texture works really well.  The kids like it, my parents like it, and my friends like it.  Give it a try for yourself and I think you will like it too!! The recipe is…

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