Comfort Food · Crock Pot · Dairy Free · Recipes · Vegan · Vegetarian

Vegetarian Lasagna Soup.

Happy weekend y’all! We are supposed to have some cooler weather this weekend in south Florida and I have to be honest…

I CAN’T WAIT! I actually miss sweaters and boots, and hot chocolate and warm bowls of soup.  Which brings me to today’s post…

I love soup. I also love lasagna. So this week, I decided to make lasagna soup!

Two birds. One stone.

I already have a bunch of favorite soups including split pea, broccoli cheddar and miso.  But this Vegetarian Lasagna soup might be my new favorite (I feel like I say this a lot…).

I’ve been feeling a little blah lately, and this soup definitely serves up some much needed comfort-food vibes.  Oh, and did I mention you avoid all the hassle of making traditional baked lasagna.

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Animals · Comfort Food · Crock Pot · Pregnancy · Soups · Vegan · Vegetarian

Chunky Lentil & Veggie Soup.

Hi y’all! Bryan and I are back from our Thanksgiving trip to Pennsylvania (we had a great time!).  Since we got home, I’ve been busy organizing, cleaning, working and cooking of course!  I have some really fun (and delicious) recipes to share with y’all in the upcoming weeks…

Are you ready? 

Pennsylvania was a brisk 27 degrees the first few days we were there so Bryan’s mom prepared bean soup for us – we joked that we rarely eat soup because it’s always so damn hot in south Florida, but when we came home, I craved a warm bowl of protein-packed soup.

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Comfort Food · Crock Pot · Pregnancy · Recipes · Soups · Vegetarian

Healing Stew

I don’t know how I’ve managed to let almost two weeks slip by without checking in with y’all.  Ugh.

Can I be honest?  

I haven’t really felt like writing lately.  Not sure why – blame the pregnancy exhaustion or just a sense of blahs.  Who knows, but I’m trying not to let myself feel guilty about it.  We all are allowed our blah days (or weeks in my case), and if I don’t feel like writing, I shouldn’t have to…

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Animals · Appetizers · Comfort Food · Quick Meals · Soups · Vegetarian

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup.

 

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Fall has arrived.  Yes, even in south Florida.

Don’t believe me?  Well, believe it because this week it dropped down into the 50’s overnight!  For you northerners, that probably doesn’t seem very fallish, but for us here in south Florida, it’s about as fall as fall gets.

And I LOVE IT.

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Animals · Appetizers · Comfort Food · Recipes · Vegetarian

Hot Spinach & Artichoke Dip.

It’s been another busy weekend for me – Bryan and I went to the Pittsburgh Penguins hockey game Friday night down in Ft. Lauderdale, and I’ve also been dog sitting again.  Meaning, I haven’t slept much and I miss my pups!  I love dog sitting but the overnight stays can be a bit brutal for me – I don’t always sleep well at other people’s houses, and the dogs I’m watching are usually missing their mom and dad so they don’t always sleep well either.  Making for a very grumpy (and sleep deprived) Mandy.

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Tomato Salad – Stuffed Avocados

Hi y’all!  I hope you had a nice weekend and your Tuesday is off to a good start.

What has everyone been up to?  I’ve been doing a lot of pet sitting – this time of year tends to get busy for that!  I also wrapped up my last week doing sea turtle surveys for the season.  It was a bittersweet ending for me because the last month of surveys consisted of zero new nests and zero hatchlings – they were all washed out by Irma.  Fortunately, the beaches are finally starting to look normal again, and we had a very successful season, regardless of how it ended.

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Breakfast Foods · Dairy Free · Health · Recipes · Vegetarian

Healthy Homemade Granola

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Greetings from my new KING size Yogabed.  That’s right, Bryan finally budged (after months of me whining) and got us a king size bed.  It was our wedding gift for each other.  And I must say, after just one night of sleeping on it, I’m in heaven!

Speaking of heaven, I have another Homemade Granola recipe for y’all to try.  Yes, it’s very similar to my original recipe, but I did some tweaking and I like this one even better!  This homemade granola could run circles around any store-bought brand.  It’s also healthier. Duh.  Oh, and let’s not forget versatile.  You can play around with the mix-ins and spices to get just the flavor you want!  It’s hard to beat homemade granola.  Don’t you agree?

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