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Fire Roasted Tomato Minestrone

Soups & Stews | January 12, 2017 | By

Thoughts and Inspiration: When you’re walking outside and your face starts to hurt from the frigid air, all I can think about is a bowl of comforting, hearty and warm soup.  I have always really enjoyed minestrone soup, but haven’t quite created a recipe good enough to post, until now!!!  I am really proud of this one!  It is a Winter weather winner.  Veggies and cannellini beans with fire roasted tomatoes, mmm mmm mmm!  Sub-out the pasta and it’s deliciously gluten-free.  Enjoy!  

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Indian Muth Lentil Salad

Salads | January 2, 2017 | By

Thoughts and Inspiration: Happy 2017 everyone!  I hope you all had a nice holiday season.  It’s a new year and a new start!  We all try and make resolutions every year to make ourselves stronger and happier.  This year, I’d like to try and continue to keep up with my passion of cooking/blogging.  In 2016, I started a new job and wasn’t able to balance posting as consistently as I would have liked.  So, here it is… the first post of 2017.  A healthy and clean salad with muth lentils.  Enjoy! 

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Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup

Soups & Stews | December 4, 2016 | By

Roasted Kabocha Squash Soup Thoughts and Inspiration: Happy Sunday all!  As promised, here is your next squash recipe.  This soup is really simple, hearty and ridiculously healthy!  Kabocha squash has a beautiful, robust sweet flavor that is similar to pumpkin.  Enjoy.

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Butternut Squash Two-Ways

Sides | November 21, 2016 | By

Butternut Squash Two-Ways

Thoughts and Inspiration: ‘Tis the season of squash!  This, along with the next two recipes, will feature a different type of squash – butternut squash, kuri squash and kabocha squash.  With each of the next three posts, you can easily interchange the type of squash you are using for the recipe.  Either one of these could be a perfect side to your Thanksgiving meal.  Enjoy!

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Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Salads | November 7, 2016 | By

Roasted Vegetable Quinoa Salad

Thoughts and Inspiration: Here is my second eggplant recipe as promised.  This salad is full of texture and clean on the palate.  Quinoa is folded together with roasted vegetables and bright kale with a simple vinaigrette.  Enjoy!

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Roasted Eggplant Hummus

Appetizer | October 24, 2016 | By

Roasted Eggplant Hummus

Thoughts and Inspiration: Who doesn’t love them some hummus?!  This recipe, along with the next, will feature eggplant.  I feel like eggplant is one of those vegetables that people have a love/hate relationship with.  I LOVE it.  I love it grilled, roasted, sautéed, fried.. basically any way!  This recipe is a basic hummus with roasted eggplant pureed together.  It is yummy!  The eggplant makes the hummus creamier and silkier.  Enjoy with vegetables, pita chips, or as a spread on a sandwich.  

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Three Veggie Stir Fry

Main Courses | September 29, 2016 | By

Three Veggie Stir Fry Thoughts and Inspiration:  I have a farm share of veggies that arrives every other Thursday.  It’s great… makes me try different things with all my favorite vegetables.  This weeks recipe highlights yellow squash and zucchini stir fried together in a delicious asian sauce.  It’s great on its own as a side dish, or you can serve it on top of some brown rice.  Enjoy!

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Stuffed Yellow Squash Boats

Main Courses | September 15, 2016 | By

Stuffed Yellow Squash Boats Thoughts and Inspiration: Hi All!  I hope everyone had a wonderful summer and that you’re now off to a great Autumn!  I took a bit of a hiatus this summer from posting recipes; I got busy with enjoying the weather and soaking in the sun.  Hopefully I’ll have more time to get back to doing what I love best now… cook cook cook!  My first recipe back is a healthy, gluten-free, delicious meal – Mexican flavors stuffed into a squash boat!  I also discovered a new product that I’m a fan of!  For all you vegetarians/vegans out there… check out the brand Beyond Meat (www.beyondmeat.com).  It is a vegetarian meat alternative that is gluten free!  Yes!… Gluten Free!!!  It has no wheat gluten, like all the other fake-meat products out there.  Give it a try!  I’m a fan!

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Salt Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

Appetizer | June 26, 2016 | By

Salt-Roasted Beets with Goat Cheese

Thought and Inspiration:  Beets… you either love ’em or you hate ’em.  I recently saw someone eating beets at a restaurant and I immediately started to crave them!  The thing is though, since I was a kid, I don’t actually think I ever liked them.  So it was a weird feeling to crave something, I thought I didn’t like.  Anyway, I decided to take a stab at making them.  We got some farm fresh beets and I cooked them to perfection!  There is something so fresh, earthy and absolutely delicious about beets.  They are rich in Vitamin C and Iron.  They are so clean and juicy and can be prepared in multiple ways.  

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Summer Vegetable Pasta

Main Courses | June 19, 2016 | By

Summer Vegetable Pasta

Thoughts and Inspiration: Happy Father’s Day all!  I hope everyone is enjoying this beautiful Sunday!  Today’s recipe is fun, flavorful and light!  A perfect compliment to a Summer’s day – a medley of veggies, tossed together with a delicate sauce and a spritz of lemon to create a clean, delicious flavor.  Enjoy!

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