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
Posted in Appetizer, Mexican, Quick and Easy, Southwestern, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Beans, Cheese, Grilled, Quick and Easy, Salsa, Sour Cream, Sweet Corn, Tortillas, Vegetarian, Whole grain
Last summer one of the few vegetables I grew in my garden was spaghetti squash. Gardening is a pure delight for me, and the joys can last all season long with vegetables like spaghetti squash that will keep for months. I love how versatile spaghetti squash are for making all kinds of meals. Spaghetti squash can go way beyond spaghetti and meatballs, like this black bean and corn enchilada spaghetti squash boats recipe. Continue reading
Posted in Gluten Free, Gluten Free Dishes, Mexican, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Beans, Cheese, Quick and Easy, Sour Cream, Spaghetti Squash, Sweet Corn, Vegetarian
I love to eat salads at restaurants. They are always so much more indulgent than the salads I tend to make at home. After trying blue cheese wedge salad at many restaurants, I couldn’t resist remaking the recipe at home. This salad recipe is made with iceburg lettuce. This is the only time I use iceburg in my kitchen. Other lettuces don’t hold up to my standards for a wedge. The crispness and texture are perfect, and I can indulge in my blue cheese obsession. The only true down side to iceburg lettuce is that it is not nutritious like other leafy greens. Continue reading
Some girls are over the moon chocolate fans. Or they swoon over a slice of decadent cake, or a soft and chewy cookie. I’m not that well acquainted with my sweet tooth. It’s there, but when I crave something indulgent, it is usually savory. This blue cheese dressing comes to the rescue for me. Sharp, salty and creamy, and all the more, ready and waiting to dress a salad or dunk a veggie stick! Yum! Continue reading
I love watching football all season long. Football Sundays are cherished for us when the fall rolls around. It is special because there are so few games to the season, in comparison to other sports. We huddle around the couch, spending time together enjoying copious amounts of football food! I love to experiment with all kinds of foods, finding the most fun and creative to eat for those special days! Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Snacks
Tagged Cheese, Fish, Garlic, Herbs, Make ahead, Quick and Easy, Sour Cream, Sriracha, Tacos, Tomatoes, Vegetarian
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!
Posted in Gluten Free Dishes, Mexican, Tacos
Tagged Avocado, Beans, Cheese, Quick and Easy, Romaine, Sour Cream, Tacos, Tomatoes, Tortillas, Vegetarian, Whole grain
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!
Posted in Mexican, Pasta, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Beans, Bulgar, Cheese, Garlic, Mushrooms, Romaine, Sour Cream, Tacos, Vegetarian
I didn’t grow up eating a lot of salads. But boy do I love them now! Anything can be tossed together and called a salad. This salad is traditional in the sense that I use greens to bulk it up. Roasted potatoes and flaky trout make this dish incredibly filling, which is rare to find in a salad. Pair it with the creamy dilled dressing and you have a winner!
Last week I was all about savoring summer. I even picked up a few zucchinis at the farmers market this weekend because I don’t want to let go! I finally have realized however, that I must embrace fall because those bone chilling days of winter will come shortly after. Nothing says fall to me like chili. This chili recipe is great for this time of year when you can still get locally grown peppers.
Posted in Gluten Free, Gluten Free Dishes, Soup, Vegan, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Beans, Cheese, Garlic, Make ahead, Peppers, Sour Cream, Tomatoes, Vegan, Vegetarian
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!
Posted in Appetizer, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Dishes
Tagged Beans, Cheese, Quick and Easy, Romaine, Salsa, Sour Cream, Tomatoes, Tortillas, Vegetarian