Spicy Eggplant Pasta #meatlessMonday

This delicious pasta dish is great for taking in to work for lunches! It’s also a great Meatless Monday choice – between the eggplant and the mushrooms you’ll never miss the meat!  I love this method of cooking the eggplant – it gives great flavor but doesn’t involve too much time.  The sauce comes together […]

Smokey Chili Lime Pasta Salad #meatless

I love taking pasta salads for my lunches during the week – they are typically good hot or cold, and make for a very satisfying lunch.  Plus, they typically have your grains, vegetables, and protein all rolled in to one delicious meal! This one got me compliments every time I heated it up for lunch (I prefer this one a little […]

Easy Enchilada Sauce

This enchilada sauce comes together quickly and tastes so much better than what you get at the store!  Adjust the chili powder depending on how much heat you like.  INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 2 tablespoons chili powder 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon cumin 1 […]

Siracha-Miso Baked Tofu

I love it when I find a great tofu marinade – tofu does such a great job of soaking up flavors, the marinade is really important.  This is a sweet-spicy combo that will have you munching on bites of tofu straight out of the pan!  I eyeballed just about everything – it’s very forgiving!  I […]

Black Beans and Rice

Hope you had a wonderful Cinco de Mayo! For me, it’s a great excuse to eat wonderful Mexican food. Mexican food is always a staple for me – it’s full of flavor, and easy to make healthy dishes. Here is what I’m packing in my lunches this week, it’s so easy to put together and […]

Red Curry Vegetable Soup

Although Spring is trying to push its way in, we’re still having plenty of cold days to deal with! Although this soup has curry in it, to me the curry mainly adds warm notes. This is great to pack for lunches!  Using pre-cut veggies makes this quick to put together, but feel free to use […]

Stuck at Home Crock Pot Tomato Soup

Since Tuesday, we’ve been stuck at home due to icy conditions. When I stay stuck, I really mean stuck! We live on an island, and the bridge going in and out was closed to all traffic. Which also meant that 99% of the businesses on the island were closed as well. Fortunately we didn’t lose […]

Quinoa with Cranberries and Kale #Thanksgiving

This dish is easy to make and comes together quickly.  It can serve as both a main dish or a side, so it’s great to have at your Thanksgiving table when you have a mix of vegetarians and meat eaters!  This also is great to stuff inside baked sweet potatoes or acorn squash if you’re […]

Mexican Quinoa Salad #vegan

Made from fresh vegetables and whole grain quinoa, this dish is highly-nutritious and makes a delicious picnic or potluck dish. Even better, it’s simple to throw together! Ingredients 3 cups cooked quinoa (1 cup uncooked) 1/3 cup diced red onion 1 clove garlic, crushed 3/8 cup lemon juice 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley 1/4 […]

Chipotle Peach Potatoes

These potatoes are absolutely addictive! Feel free to use any dried fruit you’d like – the sweetness of the fruit combined with the spiciness of the chipotle is a great combo!  Great dish to bring to potlucks, and really easy to throw together.    Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, minced 1-3 chipotles in adobo sauce, minced ¼ […]

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