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Roasted Broccoli Soup with Roasted Garlic by Food & Wine

I know, roasting again? Yes, I looked it up and I’ve posted recipes about roasted brussels sprouts, squash, sweet potatoes, red peppers, kale, and grapes. It’s my favorite method because it’s just so flavorful and can be done in a big batch. Well, here are two more for the list: broccoli and garlic. First off, … Continue reading

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Panzanella Salad, Caprese-Style

Panzanella Caprese

We enjoy this “White Bean Panzanella Salad” from my America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Cookbook. It kind of reminds me of Caprese Salad, which features tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and basil. Caprese meet Panzanella. Panzanella, meet Caprese.  I added fresh mozzarella pearls to ATK’s Panzanella. The result is a fresh and substantial salad; it’s a meal in itself. Recipe Recommendations: … Continue reading

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Chipotle Black Bean Burgers and Chili Sweet Potato Fries

Speaking of burgers…here is another tasty one. It’s budget friendly and it’s the perfect pantry meal for the end of “grocery week.” Simply keep roasted red pepper, black beans, corn (frozen or canned) and chipotle peppers on hand and you can have dinner in a flash! If you want a complete meal, try a side of Chili … Continue reading

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Stacked Vegetable Enchiladas with Roasted Red Peppers, Sweet Potato and Tomatoes

I know I’ve mentioned several times that I love roasted veggies. This dish highlights four of them, red peppers, tomatoes, corn and sweet potatoes. It’s a quick assembly, layered like lasagna and it’s vegetarian too. Overall this dish is a bit of extra work because you have to roast the veggies before hand. So when I … Continue reading

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Bohemian Soupsody: Carrot-Ginger Soup with Cashews

We’re trying have more meatless meals around here. I’m also into making meals that stretch, so this lead me to soups. Thus begins the soups series I’ll call “Bohemian Soupsody,” though the hubs suggested “Soupsapalooza.” So anyway, on with Soupsody. Soups are great, they are a budget-friendly meal that you can stretch by pairing them … Continue reading

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Coconut Ginger Butternut Squash Soup with Lime Crema

My four-year-old picked this soup for dinner over homemade mac & cheese. My hubby, who hates squash, loves this soup, making it a winner in my book! We’ve tried other squash soups, but this is the one because of the layered flavor profile: curry, coconut milk, ginger, lime, shallot, leek, onion, white wine, thyme, and, … Continue reading

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“Goodbye-Summer, Hello-Autumn” Soups

I love it when the seasons change. I think that I say this at the beginning of every season, but autumn is my favorite. In the kitchen, I love autumn for the roasted foods, apple crisps, pumpkin anything, and of course–SOUP! I’ve been on a soup kick this past week and found two keepers. One … Continue reading

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Mediterranean Veggie Burgers & Tzatziki Spread

I’ve been on the search for recipes that I can serve at the end of the grocery week, when we don’t have any meat on hand. I want to have something that I can grab from the pantry to create a main dish. These Mediterranean Burgers are from Eating Well and are surprisingly tasty with flavors such … Continue reading

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The Mighty Black Bean: Black Bean Tostadas or Burritos

This protein-packed pantry item really comes in handy. If I am out of a protein options and want to stretch the budget, I keep these stocked, as well as, some tortillas just in case. Yesterday, thirty minutes before dinnertime, I made this quick “Mexican Pizza” for the kids & they enjoyed it. The beauty of … Continue reading

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