I really love asparagus. I think it is the seasonality of it, the fact that it grows for a short time and then it’s gone for the season. Growing up, I ate farm fresh picked asparagus and now I refuse to buy it from the store; it just doesn’t taste the same. I love asparagus so much that I created an Asparagus Mini-Series last year that I am challenging myself to continue! Today I am sharing Lentil salad with Asparagus and Radish for the first Asparagus Mini-Series of 2017! Continue reading →
Tacos are by far one of the most awesome foods out there. No, seriously. They can be prepared in so many ways, and for so many diet preferences. Plus, they are delicious! In my avocado tostadas post I raved about tacos, and compared tostadas to the awesomeness of a taco. I love tacos so much that I have a taco pizza recipe, and a taco stuffed shells recipe. This lentil pecan tacos recipe is a traditional taco recipe, made to mimic what meat-eaters call a classic taco. Continue reading →
Tacos are considered a kings food in my house. Tostadas are flat tacos, right? Well, not really. Tostada means “toasted.” It’s kind-of hard to toast a taco because all the ingredients are wrapped up inside it’s crunchy shell (or soft shell depending on your preference). Tostadas and tacos have very similar (if not the same) ingredients, therefore, we are making room for toasty tostadas at the king’s table! Especially these avocado tostadas!
Happy New Year Friends! This is my first post in 2016, and I’m very excited to start my first full calendar year of blogging. Creative cooking is one of my largest inspirations in the kitchen. I love meals that smash together two ideas to create something new and different, like these vegetarian taco stuffed shells!
Soooooo…….. This is the recipe I shared with my family for Thanksgiving! Not very thanksgiving-y, but everyone loved it. We were trout fishing together for a week, and made this chipotle trout sliders recipe with fresh trout! Yum! It was served along with garlicky green beans, which is a lot more like thanksgiving.
Black and blue is a flavor combination that is hard to beat! Tangy blue cheese and spicy blackening season complement each other so well, it is a classic combination. Before I started to focus on whole foods, I would put blackening seasoning and blue cheese on frozen burgers. This homemade black and blue veggie burger is so much better, and better for you! Continue reading →
Burgers are a favorite dish in my house. I love to play with flavor combinations, and burgers make this so easy. Because it’s a burger you can fold anything into it, and top it with anything that will fit inside the bun. Tangy mustard and sweet apricot compliment one another to make a gourmet burger that’s out of this world!
Veggie burgers are a fun way that anyone can enjoy a meatless meal. Literally anything can be bound into a patty and called a burger. This means that the options are limitless! Use your favorite grains, veggies, and proteins to create a satisfying meal. Any flavor combination you can dream up is possible. These black bean and mushroom burgers have all the components that make up a good veggie burger.
Football season starts tomorrow!! I don’t know what I love more, watching the ball game, or planning the food and drink! We love to watch the games, crowded around the TV with a plate full of finger foods and snacks. This recipe for bean dip is so simple to throw together before the game and is always a hit!
Enchiladas are one of my favorite week night dinners. All you have to do is stuff a tortilla, smother in sauce and cheese, and bake. Easy. You can stuff an enchilada with almost anything it seems. However, the more ingredients you use, the more prep work you have. And you need a filling that will hold together instead of tumbling out of the enchilada with every chance.