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
Happy New Year everyone! This is my first post of the new year, and I’m so excited to share my plans for the year. As I shared in my best of 2016 post, I recently made a move into a house where I have lots of space. Now that I have space, I’m very excited to be able to establish a large garden. Last year I joined a CSA because I knew I wouldn’t get a garden planted in time. I did get to grow a few plants, but this year I want to see the garden expand with lots of vegetables, including some spring and fall crops. One of my favorite veggies to grow is zucchini, which is the inspiration for today’s recipe. Zucchini corn and bean enchiladas are simple and easy, especially if you have zucchini growing in your garden. Continue reading
Posted in Mexican, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Beans, Cheese, Garlic, Quick and Easy, Sweet Corn, Tortillas, Vegetarian, Whole grain, Zucchini
Tacos 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
Posted in CSA, Gluten Free, Gluten Free Dishes, Quick and Easy, Tacos, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Beans, Cheese, Quick and Easy, Sweet Corn, Tortillas, Vegetarian, Zucchini
Even though it seems early in the season, the farmers market has had zucchinis for weeks now! I finally picked up a few to whip up this delicious enchilada zucchini boats recipe. This dish is a great way to get lots of veggies, and is still a balanced meal full of rice, beans, and flavor! Continue reading
If you thought egg rolls were for cabbage only, you were wrong! These egg rolls are packed full of veggies, and given a little cheese to balance. Oven baking these egg rolls makes them light and easy to prepare, as well. Southwest baked egg rolls make the regular rotation at my house! Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Asian, Southwestern, Vegetarian Main Dish
Tagged Asian, Beans, Cheese, Garlic, Peppers, Quick and Easy, Salsa, Spinach, Sweet Corn, Vegetarian
Summer squash is almost gone for the season. Sigh. Depending on where you live you might be able to find some last of the season fruits to enjoy in this dish! Buttery summer squash makes an excellent gratin. I jazzed this southwest summer squash gratin up by adding jalapeno and sweet corn. A little spicy and sweet balance nicely and add something special to this gratin.
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!
I needed a quick, single serving, lunch today and this quesadilla hit the mark! I went to the farmers market this morning knowing that I had one tortilla left over in the fridge. I circled like a vulture checking out all the fresh produce trying to decide what I should fill the tortilla with.