I always tell my husband, any food that is a delivery service for cheese and salsa is my favorite food. These black bean corn and spinach quesadillas are just that! We cut ours into wedges for easy dipping into salsas and sour cream. This is one indulgent meal that you can whip up in no time, and feel good about because it is loaded with veggies. Check out my other favorite Tex-Mex style, cheese and salsa delivery systems below! Continue reading →
Fish 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 →
There 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 →
Veggie burgers are an easy and satisfying meal to throw together. You can make them with just about any ingredient you already have. Shredded veggies and grains are popular options. My nut and seed burgers have grains along with many types of nuts and seeds making it rich with protein, not to mention flavor! Continue reading →
This recipe has been ready for the blog for a long time, and it is finally here! Tofu is not much by itself, it’s known for absorbing flavors well. Smoking it adds immense flavors that go well into many types of dishes and turn boring old tofu into something special. Buying smoked tofu from the store is expensive. However, smoking it at home is really easy to do!
It is officially fall, but I’m not over summer yet! Gardens are producing the last of their summer’s bounty. Mid-October will bring our first freeze in southern Illinois, so there are still a few weeks left. This week I will be bringing you recipes to enjoy the last days of summer produce and use up what’s left in your gardens before fall takes over. This grilled corn with garlic chive butter is to die for!
Happy 4th of July! This Independence Day don’t leave your vegetarian friends out of your menu planning. This sandwich is simple enough that it can be prepared in your backyard, or a gathering at the park. Enjoy it while celebrating our country’s independence, watching fireworks, and of course, grilling!
Quality ingredients are what shine through in this dish. Crusty caibatta bread (pictured below right) makes a ideal delivery system for perfectly grilled veggies. My veggies of choice are zucchini and mushrooms. Use a grill topper to keep veggies from slipping through the grill rack, like I did with my mushrooms (pictured right). Additional veggies are also great to much on while you grill, like the stray carrot that I hadn’t eat yet before this photo was snapped. Play around with your vegetables of choice, or if hosting a party, have multiple options available for guests to choose from.