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Lentil Pecan Tacos

Lentil Pecan TacosTacos 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

Avocado Tostadas

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!

Avocado tostadas with refried beans

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Vegetarian Taco Stuffed Shells

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!

Vegetarian Taco Stuffed Shells

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Chipotle Trout Sliders

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.

Chipotle Trout Sliders with Sriracha

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Black and Blue Veggie Burger

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!Black and Blue Veggie Burger Continue reading

Mustard and Apricot Salmon Burgers

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!

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Black Bean and Mushroom Burgers

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.

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Fresh 6 Layer Bean Dip

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!

6-layer bean dip

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Simple Bean Enchiladas

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.

Simple Bean enchilads

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Taco Pizza

Taco pizza is a total comfort food for me.  I grew up in a small town where the only fast food was the local gas station that made pizza.  We didn’t have take out pizza often, but it was always a treat.  Taco pizza was always my favorite, so I created a taco pizza that is vegetarian to remind me of the old comfort food I grew up on.


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