Mediterranean Pasta Plate with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

meditteranean-pasta-plateEvery year when summer rolls around, I can’t wait for the fresh produce to start filling my plate.  However when fall gets here, I seem to have a hard time giving up summer.  I love fall vegetables, like butternut squash, but I’m just not over summer yet… Even though it’s almost the end of September.  This Mediterranean Pasta Plate with Sun Dried Tomato Sauce is fresh and fast!  It’s a great way to use the tomatoes and cucumber that I’m still getting in my CSA! Continue reading

Smokey Summer Squash Fritters

smokey summer squash frittersI love it when friends and family offer you food from their garden.  It is such a treat to have homegrown food!  I hate to see food wasted, so I love when I can help out my friends and family with their garden surplus.  It’s a true win-win scenario to me.   I recently got a huge load of summer squash from family.  These smokey summer squash fritters were my favorite way to prepare it! Continue reading

Herbed Cherry Tomato Pizza

Herb Cherry Tomato PizzaWelcome back for another recipe, friends!  I haven’t posted in a while because I have been busy with a new job!  I am teaching at a local community college; it is fun and exciting but also very time consuming.  As I settle into my new routine, recipe posts will get more and more frequent.  During this busy time in my life, simple recipes have been a must.  This herbed cherry tomato pizza recipe has been great because I always have pizza crust ingredients on hand, and I am getting tons of cherry tomatoes in my CSA! Continue reading

Grilled Zucchini Black Bean and Corn Tacos

Grilled Zucchini Black Bean and Corn TacosTacos have always been a food staple of mine.  Before I started blogging, tacos only came in one form, traditional.  The kind with a classical taco seasoning.  This Lentil Pecan Taco is my current day version of that traditional taco.  After watching many other fantastic bloggers play with the idea of what a taco should be, I have ventured out and found many more uses for tacos.  This grilled zucchini black bean and corn tacos recipe is a summertime favorite! Continue reading

Brown Sugar Salmon and Roasted Potatoes with Maple Mustard Dill Sauce

Brown Sugar Salmon and Roasted Potatoes with Maple Mustard Dill SauceFish and potatoes are a classic combination that is tried and true.  However, to make it an outstanding meal, the seasonings need to be spot on.  I tried this recipe three times before I got the combination of seasonings just right.  It is a simple dish, but the flavors are bold and meld well together.  Brown sugar salmon and roasted potatoes with maple mustard dill sauce was an easy dinner that I put together on my flame-less grill.   Continue reading

Blueberry Chia Seed Jam

Homemade Blueberry Chia Seed JamI dislike grocery shopping when the store is really busy.  There are people all over the place, you can never weave your way through the aisles. It just takes longer, and well, I get impatient.  I find myself buzzing around just wanting to get the heck out of dodge, and inevitably I will forget to buy something that is on my list.  This blueberry chia seed jam came to the rescue on one of those days, when I forgot to buy jam at the store.  It is so easy to put together, and I always have all the ingredients on hand! Continue reading

Tempeh Gyros with Cucumber Tzatziki

Tempeh Gyros with TzatzikiWhen I first started trying meatless meals, I loved tofu, and disliked tempeh.  There are lots of folks out there that don’t like tofu, but I wasn’t never one of them.  Tempeh has taken some time for me to figure out how to prepare properly.  Tempeh is a fermented soybean cake that has a unique flavor, unlike tofu which must be flavored.    The nutty flavor of tempeh works well in these tempeh gyros with cucumber tzatziki.  This recipes has completely changed my mind on tempeh! Continue reading

Grilled Bagels with Dill Cream Cheese Spread

Dilled Cream Cheese Smoked trout grilled baglesThere are some days that are simply meant for grilling.  Those days when you want nothing more than to sit on the patio, sip a cold beverage, and enjoy some time in the sunshine.  You also don’t want to fuss around with lots of prep, so simple is the name of the game.  Try these grilled bagels with dill cream cheese spread.  I top mine with smoked trout to make it even more smokey and filling! Continue reading

Black Bean Beet Enchiladas

Black Bean Beet Enchiladas with Sour CreamAlright so, this is not a traditional way to use beets.  However, I am not a traditional girl, either.  At home, we have been loving quick Mexican inspired food this  summer, and these black bean beet enchiladas were no different.  This recipe uses the whole beet, the root and the greens!  Check out the variations section if your beets didn’t come with the greens. Continue reading

Beer Battered String Bean Fries

Beer Battered String Bean FriesLast week I was poking around on my pinterest account finding and sharing ideas for recipes.  I came across a recipe for crunchy green bean fries that were coated in panko bread crumbs.  In the past, I have tried something similar with asparagus, and it’s not so easy.  Panko does not stick well to skinny vegetables, but it sticks very well to your fingers!  When I picked up my CSA this week and saw that I had string beans to use, I just knew I had to try and make a fantastic fries recipe!  The seasoning is just right on these beer battered string bean fries! Continue reading