Category: Main Dishes

Homemade Taco Seasoning – Easy,Flavorful and Frugal!

Homemade Taco Seasoning

I was up early this morning feeling pretty ambitious.  I had challenged myself to try a few homemade mixes after really studying the ingredient lists of some of our favorites. If you’ve never noticed some of the crazy stuff in these mixes, you really owe it to yourself and your […] Read more…

Have a Fondue Party at Home

Fondue-Party

Our family used to have fondue a lot. It was a 70’s thing to do. We had the fancy copper pot, the cool can of blue fire and all those awesome fondue forks.  I always used the one with the baby blue handle. Back then, we only ate cheese fondue. […] Read more…

Panera Style Creamy Tomato Soup

  I am in love with the Creamy Tomato Soup at Panera. There. I said it. I will also admit the same thing on behalf of my dad.  And my mom. Fine…we all have a crush on the soup. About three years ago, at my dad’s request, I began a quest […] Read more…

White Clam Sauce

Roasted Bell Peppers Stuffed With Quinoa

Easy Healthy Quinoa Recipe

There will be looks of envy from the meat-eating crowd when you serve this colorful and delicious entree of roasted bell peppers stuffed with quinoa, mushrooms, carrots, spinach, and cashews. For a beautiful presentation, choose a combination of green, red, orange and yellow bell peppers. Ingredients:  1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive […] Read more…

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup with Shrimp

Butternut Squash and Coconut Soup with Shrimp Whole Foods has done it again! Savor this Thai-inspired soup, with a base of creamy coconut milk, rich butternut squash, a hint of spicy peppers and succulent shrimp. For a shortcut, look for peeled and cubed butternut squash in the produce or frozen […] Read more…

Enjoying Mung Beans with Your Meals

Mung Beans

Even though mung beans and bean sprouts are nothing new for Southeast Asian-inspired salads, soups and stir-fries, the actual tiny mung bean is having its moment. The little army-green legume and its derivatives have been used forever in Indian, Persian and Southeast Asian cuisines as satiating beans, sprouts and noodles. […] Read more…

How to Cook Perfect Grilled Fish

Easy Grilled fish

A few basic rules can make grilled fish a quick, easy, totally delicious summer standby. True, there are a few pitfalls to watch out for: a gorgeous fillet could stick to your grill grates, flake apart and turn dry and overcooked in less time than it would take an ice cream […] Read more…

Easy Honey Lemon Chicken

Honey and lemon have been besties for a really long time! Long touted for their amazing health benefits, these two pantry staples find their way into so much of my cooking. I’m a huge fan and if you haven’t tried Strawberry Limoncello Lemonade or Lemonade Fruit Salad, I definitely recommend giving […] Read more…

5 Big Batch Soups to Make Your Life Easier!

A bowl of soothing, steaming soup could be the perfect comfort food—but personally, I get the most comfort when they’re frozen solid and neatly arranged in my freezer. (Anyone else inventory their freezer meals for stress relief?) Seriously, there’s something about the knowledge that no matter what life throws at […] Read more…

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