Mediterranean Bean Balls

This one was a complete experiment that resulted in a failed attempt to make a bean spread for crackers.  That’s perfectly ok, though, because I got this lovely recipe from it!  Try it.  Love it.  Tell me what you think! Note: this recipe uses a food processor.  If one is not available for your use,… Continue reading Mediterranean Bean Balls

Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Spring is here!  The flowers are blooming, the butterflies are pollinating, and my blender is making smoothies.  It’s the nature of things.  Anyway, I can’t believe I haven’t tried this combo yet and shared it!  It’s absolutely incredible.  If you’re looking for antioxidants for breakfast (or dessert), this is the bowl for you!  Tell me… Continue reading Chocolate Blueberry Smoothie Bowl

Beet Burgers

Y’all know I will add an unnecessary ingredient to make my food look dazzling.  This is where the beet comes in.  It doesn’t add any taste except for a subtle, earthy tone underneath the other flavors, but under all the toppings it’s basically unnoticeable.  This recipe uses ingredients that were in my fridge at the… Continue reading Beet Burgers

Caesar Salad with Pignolia Cheese

Y’all.  This salad really does taste like Caesar salad!  Inspiration for this dressing definitely came from forksoverknives.com, so definitely check them out!  I have also gotten multiple accolades for the croutons, and they’re so simple to make!  I’ve served this salad at a couple dinner parties, and it works great alongside Italian food, especially with… Continue reading Caesar Salad with Pignolia Cheese

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Let me set the stage here: I had a pumpkin patiently sitting on my counter for about a month and an array of spices to choose from in my cabinet.  I was tempted to remake my cheesy butternut squash soup using pumpkin, but I decided to branch out.  I followed the cooking outline from my… Continue reading Curried Pumpkin Soup

Breakfast of Champions!

I don’t have a lot of recipes on breakfast because I’m usually pretty simple: smoothie or oatmeal in the morning.  That’s what I like best.  Recently, though, I had company over for breakfast, so I cooked up a feast!  It went so well, y’all.  I made pancakes, chickpea loaf, baked potato pieces, and fresh-pressed orange… Continue reading Breakfast of Champions!

3-Bean Chili

Happy holidays, y’all!  Since it just got real with the cold weather where I live in Texas, I thought this would be a good time to post a warm, hearty, spicy stew big enough for the whole family to enjoy (I now have chili for days).  It’s a really versatile recipe, so if you want… Continue reading 3-Bean Chili

Teriyaki Bowl

Hey y’all.  It’s been a while.  It’s been a lot of leftovers and making old recipes in my kitchen of late, but that’s what they’re there for!  Anyway, this week I had a spark of genius.  This isn’t a revolutionary dish, but it is so delicious you won’t believe your taste buds.  It’s so simple… Continue reading Teriyaki Bowl

Shepherd’s Pie

Y’all.  This Shepherd’s Pie.  The spices, herbs, and flavors added to this dish create a rich, well-rounded taste without any icky ingredients!  The secret is the tamari.  Paired with the mushrooms, this makes the umami flavor that rounds out the dish.  Try it.  Love it.  Tell me what you think! Also, I used the same… Continue reading Shepherd’s Pie