I grew up eating crockpot chili. I also grew up eating lots of potatoes – in case you forgot, I’m from Idaho (insert potato joke here…). For this recipe I decided to combine the two. Sure, it’s 95 degrees outside, but it’s never to hot for chili IMO.
I have a few chili recipes on the blog already, but this one might be my new favorite. I see new recipes as constant works in progress – I’m always tweaking the flavor each time I make them, whether it be by adding different spices or different ingredients. Isn’t that what makes cooking fun?! I think so.
Continue reading “Crock Pot Quinoa & Veggie Chili with Potatoes.”
I’m sure a lot of you are going to see the word eggplant and immediately stop reading this post…but wait! Before you go, hear me out. Eggplant isn’t my favorite vegetable either, it’s spongy and bland. But when you prepare it the proper way – like with loads of cheese, bread crumbs and marinara sauce – it can be rather tasty!
Poor little eggplant, just needs a little T.L.C…
Don’t we all?!
Continue reading “Baked Eggplant Parmesan, without the Parmesan “
As promised, I have a delicious new recipe to share with y’all today.
I don’t know about you, but when I see turnips at the store, I usually turnip my nose to them (see what I did there?). Turnips are one of those vegetables that looks sort of strange sitting there in their raw, awkward state. Not to mention, they can be intimidating. Don’t you agree?
I’ve only ever cooked them once before and the resulting bitter veggie was enough for me to never want to cook them again.
Continue reading “Turn Down or Turnip for what?”
Bryan is gone for a few weeks so I’ve been trying to get my quinoa and kale consumption in – he’s not a huge fan of either, especially kale.
What the kale Bryan?
Continue reading “Parmesan Pumpkin & Kale Quinoa”
Hi y’all! Man, it’s been a whirlwind of a week, but I’m finally getting back into a routine after being gone for 9 days.
Oh how I long to be back in Costa Rica…
Nestled between mountains and surrounded by forests, wetlands, the Pacific Ocean, scarlet macaws, sloths and toucans…
Continue reading “Vegetarian Taco Salad.”
Hola! We are back from Costa Rica and I hope y’all haven’t forgotten about me because I haven’t forgotten about you! In fact, I thought about you a lot during my time in Central America – when I was eating incredible food and when I was hiking through the cloud forest, I thought about how much I couldn’t wait to share my experiences with y’all! So, on that note, it’s good to be back. 🙂 I can’t wait to share some of our pictures – which I promise to soon!
But first, I want to share with you some wonderful news…
Drum roll please…
Continue reading “Pineapple Smoothie Bowl.”
I’ve been craving pasta lately…(okay, let’s be real. I ALWAYS crave pasta. This is nothing new).
And not just any pasta, I’ve been yearning for pasta with thick, creamy white sauce. I’ll be honest, I’ve never been a huge red pasta sauce gal.
“What do you mean?!” Bryan would say…“You put red sauce on everything…”
Okay, while he may be right (please don’t tell him I said that), for some reason I only like red sauce when I’m dipping breadsticks into it or smothering it on top of pizza (which already has some on it).
Continue reading “One Pot Garlic Havarti Pasta.”