Beet Risotto is Good for Fall

It’s fall recipe time, so I thought I’d share this one for beet risotto. This is not only a nice fall side dish but can also be used for Thanksgiving. I don’t have a clue to the recipe’s origin, but know we used this for many years when we had our catering company. BEET RISOTTO…

Pasta with Chickpeas

Here’s a fall recipe I thought you might like – pasta with chickpeas. This is a quick and easy recipe for busy school nights. Bonus it’s healthy and packed with protein. Word of warning, remember to put your garlic in the oil when the pan is COLD not hot. It prevents the garlic from burning….

Butternut Squash Curry

My husband acquired this recipe for butternut squash curry many years ago from a local restaurant. Over the years I’ve given it a few tweaks to accommodate my nut allergies and the fact that  the original recipe calls for fenugreek seeds – and most of us don’t typically have those in our kitchens, or have…

We Love Marsala Mushrooms

After searching around we found a recipe that makes my family happy as we love Marsala mushrooms. My family doesn’t just like eating mushrooms, we love them – stuffed, grilled, sautéed with onions, and sautéed with Marsala wine. This recipe that can work as either a side dish or an appetizer. Hope you like it…

French Onion Soup

French onion soup is yummy in my tummy. I’ve had to learn to make this dairy free, but add enough white wine and it’s all good! My favorite part of this recipe and why I’m more than pretty pleased with the outcome  is I didn’t use a recipe! Score Heather! Heather’s French Onion Soup 4…

Easy to Make Tofu Ricotta

2015 was the year I developed adult onset food allergies and the year of lots of recipe testing. Thanks for many of the cookbooks I obtained that December I was armed and ready for battle. It was in one of these books that I discovered a recipe for easy to make tofu ricotta. The single…

Edamame & Corn Salad, I’m Holding onto Summer

Yep, I’m still holding onto summer. I’d been holding onto this recipe for Edamame & Corn Salad forever and was so happy I finally gave it a go. It was DELICIOUS. Can’t wait to make it again next summer when corn is back in season! I guess if you’re really in a pinch you can…

Summer Ratatouille

With the end of summer just around the corner [sigh] I’m faced with what to do with all the delicious local veggies I’m finding at the grocery store. Summer ratatouille seemed like the best bet as I keep seeing gorgeous eggplant, bell pepper and tomatoes. Unfortunately I didn’t manage to snap photos. But… I did…

Weekend Loving Homemade Molasses Baked Beans

It’s the weekend and you’ve got time to cook. Why not try this recipe for weekend loving homemade molasses baked beans? They’re kid friendly, husband approved, and go great with turkey dogs. Summer mealtime win for mom. Molasses Baked Beans 1 lb dry great northern beans 4 cups + 4 cups water 4 cups chicken…

How to Eat like a Kid?

Tots. How to eat like a kid isn’t that hard to do. It’s all in how you look at it.  For me it was manipulating left over tots from a brewery dinner the night before. I mean left over tots people! I remember being a freshman at the University of Redlands and experiencing my first…

Sautéed Marinated Tofu

I am obsessed with fried tofu. I’m so happy I found and put my tweak on a recipe for sautéed marinated tofu. I can’t seem to get enough of this. I blame my changing in eating habits on my initial participation in Arbonne’s 30 Days to Wellness. My body has been cleansed of all the…

Pan Fried Squash Cakes

I’ve been cooking a lot this summer and who can blame me with so much fresh summer produce? Take Italian squash – there’s a ton of it in the grocery stores and at your local farmer’s markets. All you have to do is find new ways to cook it like these amazing pan fried squash…

Pan Fried Polenta

I have a favorite lunch – I don’t’ do it very often these days, but I adore pan fried polenta. My favorite way of serving it is to get the ready made tubes of polenta, slice it up and pan fry it. Sprinkle with a little kosher salt and serve with peach-mango salsa. Now I…

Tomato Mozzarella Polenta Bake

I just recently started reading Vegetarian Times. And it is inspiring me to eat more “meatless” meals. I recently made a tomato mozzarella polenta bake. My poor husband is going along with this, though not quite happily. While he said he did enjoy this meal – he was of course going to have to eat…