Browsing Category 'Vegetarian'

bell pepper and bean salad

In an effort to have a more plant-based lifestyle, I’m trying more vegetarian and vegan recipes. What I love about cooking with vegetables is that meals can be made quickly and it’s almost impossible to mess up. My husband fixed this for us for breakfast the other day with veggies we had on hand and [...]


Spaghetti again?! Not so fast. This is really good. And much healthier than traditional spaghetti. Ingredients 3.5 lbs. eggplants 5 lbs. carrots 6 sweet onions 3 lbs. baby bella mushrooms 6 lb. 9 oz can of tomato sauce Olive oil Salt/pepper Oregano Basil Bag of Quinoa and Sprouted Rice Blend (we get from Costco-it’s non-gmo) [...]


I’ve been making this dish a couple times a week. It only takes five minutes to mix everything together and you have a filling meal or side dish. Plus, isn’t it pretty? Ingredients 2 cans chickpeas, drained 1 red onion 1 cucumber 1 cup chopped parsley Italian dressing Parmesan cheese Directions 1. Chop cucumber and [...]

beans and rice

If y’all listen to Dave Ramsey like we do, you are familiar with him telling people “beans and rice, rice and beans until you meet your financial goals.” This sounds boring. And fattening. But I’ve started making a version of this that is filling, won’t throw off your budget, and gets some vegetables in your [...]



May 22, 2011 3 Comments


I have to brag on my friend Lisa. Thanks to her recipe, this is what my mornings look like. I do a no-bake version of this for our lunches. It’s helping us meet our goal of eating fresh fruit or vegetables for at least half of our food intake for the day. (I tried to [...]


Here’s a recipe from my sister, Caroline. She got it from our friend Candace, and now I’m passing it on to you. You can make these in a snap for a party or for an afternoon snack. Ingredients 1 cucumber 2 8oz tubs flavored cream cheese (we like Philadelphia onion and chive cream cheese) 1 [...]


Ingredients 1 lb pasta 3 red bells peppers 1 ½ lbs asparagus 1 ½ cups white wine 3-4 tbs olive oil 2 cloves of garlic salt and pepper Directions 1. Use oversized pasta pot to boil pasta according to directions on box. Drain and set aside in drainer. 2. Return empty pot back to the [...]


Doesn’t this soup look tasty? It’s the Minestrone from one of my favorite cookbooks, Williams-Sonoma’s Bride & Groom Cookbook. I don’t know about you, but we’re cooking more and more things from scratch. Not only does this book feature great recipes like Zucchini-Basil Frittata, Panzanella (Yes, it’s as good as it sounds!), and Chocolate Layer [...]


I don’t know about you but this cold weather’s making me crave hot comfort food. Here’s a recipe for spicy vegetarian chili that’s so hearty you’ll forget to ask, “Where’s the beef?” Ingredients 2 cans spicy chili beans 2 cans kidney beans 2 cans tomato sauce 2 cups water 1 sweet onion 2 green bell [...]