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75 posts tagged recipe

Hungarian Mushroom Soup Recipe – Meatless Monday

Hungarian Mushroom Soup is the perfect weeknight dinner recipe or Meatless Monday recipe. Completely vegetarian but so hearty, filling, and budget friendly.  I absolutely love cooking with mushrooms. They add such a great flavor and they give dishes such a hearty feel and flavor. We've been using a lot of mushrooms in our meatless monday recipes. I made this Hungarian Mushroom Soup last week after finding it on Pinterest. The photos are what sold me at first. It's so true that we eat with ... Continue Reading

Hearty Quinoa Salad – Meatless Monday Recipe

To be completely honest (which I always try to be with you guys), we haven't been participating in Meatless Monday for the last few weeks. I think it was a combination of someone always being sick in our house for what seems like an eternity and just kind of forgetting while meal planning. Now that we are all healthy (knock on wood!), we are back on track with our Meatless Monday goal. You can read about why we decided as a family to join the Meatless Monday movement and our reasons haven't ... Continue Reading

Mini Chicken Pot Pies – Full Flavor Less Sodium

These Mini Chicken Pot Pies have all the rich, creamy flavor of the traditional recipe but less calories and sodium thanks to a special ingredient. Here in Northern California, we've being gearing up for the "Storm of the Century" these last few days. While we did receive a lot of much needed rain and some areas unfortunately suffered some flooding and downed trees, the hype didn't really live up to the name. Not that I'm complaining. In preparation for all the stormy weather, I ... Continue Reading

Rosemary Chicken Salad – Light & Healthy Lunch

Being a stay-at-home mom, one of my biggest challenges each day is finding time to sit down and have lunch. Between preparing lunches for the kids, handling preschool drop off/pickup, and running a million errands that by the time lunch rolls around I'm just ready for a nap. No shame in admitting sometimes I stand in front of the fridge and just grab the first thing I see to hold me over until dinner time. In an effort to stay ahead of the game, I created this Rosemary Chicken Salad ... Continue Reading

Apple Cider Cocktail Recipe

Besides family, friends, and dessert, the holidays are all about cocktails at my house. It's so fun to try new and festive drinks at this time of year. Spiked hot chocolate, peppermint flavored martinis, gingerbread eggnog...delicious. I have no shame in admitting though that I'm not much of a mixologist. The drinks I prefer are simple and that don't taste very strong. I'm a huge wimp when it comes to drinks that "taste" like alcohol. It's always been a dream of mine to be sit at a nice ... Continue Reading

Baked Pumpkin Donuts – Raw Spice Bar

Perfectly light & fluffy, these Baked Pumpkin Donuts are made using the freshest spice combination from Raw Spice Bar.  Disclsoure: I received a free sample of the spices mentioned in this post. However, the views expressed are purely my own, nor was I compensated for my time If my constantly overflowing spice cabinet is any indication, I love using spices when cooking and baking. I feel like I should wear a hard hat when opening the cabinet door in fear of falling spice jars. ... Continue Reading

Latin Black Bean Soup – Meatless Monday

This Latin Black Bean Soup recipe makes the perfect accompaniment to dinner, especially for Meatless Mondays. Full of flavor with a little kick, it's easy to make and delicious to eat. My friend Sarah made this latin black bean soup once when we went to house for taco night. I fell in love with the flavor and since then have probably made it about 200 times. And for once that isn't an exaggeration. I have made it so many times that I no longer need to look at the recipe...it's that good! ... Continue Reading

Homemade Ricotta Cheese – Meatless Monday

In today's world there is such an emphasis on things being "quick", "easy", and "fast". This is especially true when it comes to food and meals. It's easy to get lost in the pre-packaged or ready-to-eat foods that we lose sight of the joy of cooking things ourselves. A few months ago, I decided to push myself to get "back to basics". Meaning that I wanted to try making some foods that ordinarily I would just purchase at the store. My reasoning for trying to make more things from scratch ... Continue Reading

Homemade Flavored Coffee Syrups

Homemade flavored coffee syrups are a healthier and easy way to jazz up your coffee without the added sugar! I remember when I was younger I never understood the appeal of coffee. I had tasted it on occasion and hated the taste! It was so bitter that the only way I could "drink" it was to add about 1/2 cup of milk and heaping spoonfuls of sugar. Once I hit my late 20's, my stomach just couldn't handle the milk or sugar anymore. By that point I had grown fond of the actual flavor of coffee ... Continue Reading

Post Holiday Healthy Lunch Idea

If you are anything like my family, then your holiday consisted of a carbohydrate filled feast. Which was followed up with leftover turkey sandwiches and endless amounts of pie. By Saturday, I felt like I was sweating mashed potatoes and was definitely ready for a healthy reset on Sunday. And by reset, I mean some vegetables and fruit in place of dinner rolls with butter. While I was creating our meal plan for the week, I knew I needed to incldue an easy, post holiday healthy lunch ... Continue Reading

Thyme Roasted Carrots Recipe

If you don't count appetizers or dessert, side dishes are the main attraction for me at any holiday meal. I find turkey and ham enjoyable, but I leave lots of room on my plate for the side dishes. I'm not gonna lie, carbohydrates are usually my side of choice at holidays. Hot rolls with butter, flavorful stuffing, and german spaetzle all find their way onto my plate at Thanksgiving. Cranberry sauce usually adds a bit of color, but other than that, my plate ends up being mostly beige. ... Continue Reading

Tomato White Bean Soup Recipe – Meatless Monday

This Tomato White Bean Soup recipe with Kale Pesto makes the perfect hearty, filling and delicious dinner.  One of my favorite dinners lately has been a nice, warm bowl of hearty soup with a green salad on the side. It's so simple but also filling and nourishing. There is just something about soup in the fall that makes me feel cozy. My family and I love creamy tomato soup. The only downside is that it often doesn't really leave you full and I find myself hungry again an hour after ... Continue Reading

Wild Blueberry Chutney with Creamy Brie

The perfect holiday appetizer, this Wild Blueberry Chutney with Creamy Brie is easy to make, delicious and packs a healthy punch.  Disclosure: By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by Wild Blueberries and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. One of my favorite things about the holiday season is getting together with friends and family for festive celebrations. Mainly because where there are celebrations, ... Continue Reading

Mediterranean Nachos Recipe

I thought it was impossible to make nachos any tastier than they already are, until I had Mediterranean Nachos. Whole. New. Ballgame. It's been my goal recently to include more mediterranean style flavors into my family's meals. Mainly because of the health reasons (high in healthy fats, vegetables, whole grains, and fresh herbs and less saturated fat, refined carbohydrates, empty calories) but also because I just love the freshness of greek style dishes. I think I've been pretty good at ... Continue Reading

Mediterranean Plant Protein Power Bowl

One of my goals these past few months has been to try and increase my daily intake of vegetables. I tended to have vegetables with dinner but skipped the greens at breakfast and lunch. Salads are a quick, easy way to get extra veggies at lunch, but eating the same type of food day after day makes me super bored. Needless to say, I got excited when I found out my monthly challenge for The Recipe Redux group was to share a healthy plant protein power bowl. I love all foods you can serve in ... Continue Reading