Mini Potato Skins Stuffed With Avocado Salsa

I got this recipe from Vegetarian Times (Pg. 52, August/September 2012) magazine. It's actually a Chloe Coscarelli recipe also in her new cookbook, “Chloe's Kitchen”. This was soooo good. We just ate it tonight and I am so stuffed just from eating these alone. I didn't even end up making a side dish as this makes 20 potato halves. I made a few changes to the recipe but they are more additions than anything else. I doubled the cumin because after taste testing (Always taste while you cook. How would you know if you need to fix something if you aren't tasting???) Continue reading “Mini Potato Skins Stuffed With Avocado Salsa”

My World Famous Sensational Salsa and Glorious Guacamole…well maybe not WORLD famous

I LOVE salsa. I mean I REALLY LOVE salsa. So much so, that when I make a really BIG batch, I eat it all in less than 24 hours. Seriously! You can ask my husband, he always complains that he didn't even get to eat any. If you have a food processor (Mine is the Ninja. It's the best food processor out there!), the salsa is a snap. I also like to put the salsa that I just made, into the guacamole. I just can't stand jarred salsa. It has
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Spinach & Feta Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms aka AWESOMENESS!

I just LOVE, love, LOVE Portobello mushrooms. Well really, I just love mushrooms in general. When I order a pizza and there is a one topping deal, you guessed it, I order with mushrooms. Recently, it has been discovered the nutritional power of mushrooms. Most people thought that they were just nutritionless fillers for your meals, but these babies are chock FULL of a VERY important vitamin, Vitamin D. The only other thing that gives you vitamin D in such large quantities (naturally, not fortified) is the sun. Continue reading “Spinach & Feta Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms aka AWESOMENESS!”

Portobello Pot Pie For The Comfort Foodist

I LOVE comfort food! When I went vegetarian, there were quite a few comfort food dishes that I felt like I HAD to try and make vegetarian. Pot pies are definitely on the top of that comfort food list. I made this for Thanksgiving 2011 and Christmas dinner 2011. We were new to being vegetarians and I had no idea what to make for Thanksgiving main dish. Side dishes are easy as vegetarian, but I just couldn't imagine something replacing my turkey on the big day. Continue reading “Portobello Pot Pie For The Comfort Foodist”

Sassy Southwest Black Bean Salad

In the heat of the summer, I love a good cold bean salad. They're hardy, yet they don't make your body have to heat up too much digesting them. There are so many different combinations that you can do with bean salads too. This bean salad calls for taco seasoning, but you can also forgo that and use a balsamic vinegar and Italian seasons. You can try out a different taste and use a sesame dressing with this, though I do love a good pasta salad with sesame dressing. Continue reading “Sassy Southwest Black Bean Salad”

Brussels Sprouts That a Hater Loved

I was going to write about Non-Toxic watercolor paints today, but we are going to save that for tomorrow so that I can document Silas trying them out for the first time! Tonight's dinner was so amazing, I had to share the recipe with you! I have NEVER once in my entire life enjoyed eating Brussels sprouts. They have always had this bitter sort of flavor to them that made me want to cringe when even thinking about how I was going to approach this meal, this evening. Continue reading “Brussels Sprouts That a Hater Loved”

Cilantro Lime Sweet Potatoes & Carrots, with Citrus Oven Baked Broccoli

This recipe is ALL my own. I Love sweet potatoes and I am always trying to find a new way to serve them. They are so delicious that right now, as we speak, I am frothing at the mouth! I decided to make a nice beta carotine mix with this and for better vitamin absorbency, I added lime. Who uses lime without cilantro (besides you weirdos that don't like cilantro!)? Of course I had to add cilantro and it turned out to be DELICIOUS paired with sweet potatoes and carrots. Continue reading “Cilantro Lime Sweet Potatoes & Carrots, with Citrus Oven Baked Broccoli”

Two Really Great No-Meat Burgers For The 4th of July Grill

The 4th of July is almost here and all that I can think of are burgers! I am a HUGE fan of grilling, even if it's for vegetables. Yeah, you heard me right. I LOVE TO GRILL VEGETABLES. It is NOT blasphemous, so you should quit thinking that immediately. I was a griller before I went vegetarian and I still make some of my best meals on it now, as a vegetarian! Grilling things, adds a whole new genre of flavor to your food. That's all there is to it. Continue reading “Two Really Great No-Meat Burgers For The 4th of July Grill”

Black Bean Chili with Quinoa

Andy LOVES chili. When I make chili, he takes the entire batch to work and eats it over a weeks period of time, all by himself. I find that hilarious, as I was never big on chili before we became vegetarians. I never really liked the flavor of ground beef. It always grossed me out. (Ha!!!My senses knew from way back then to stay away from the “pink slime”!) Needless to say, Andy wanted me to find a vegetarian chili that he could fall in love with. This recipe here, is the one that he is in love with. He always asks me to make him chili, even in these HOT summer days. Continue reading “Black Bean Chili with Quinoa”

LENTIL LOAF…the better than meatloaf loaf

I am really big on comfort foods, and one of those comfort foods that my mother used to make me was meatloaf. I always loved meatloaf for what it is; a way to stuff all of your vegetables into a dish and hardly taste any of them at all! My grandmother (RIP) used to get my Uncle Matthew to eat his veggies (as he absolutely despised anything resembling a vegetable) Continue reading “LENTIL LOAF…the better than meatloaf loaf”