Cheesy Spaghetti Squash Casserole

spaghetti squash casserole

I really love spaghetti squash but have always prepared it one way…like noodles. Basically I make spaghetti sauce and serve it to my family with regular pasta, while I happily nosh away at my spaghetti squash. But I wanted more. Other ways to enjoy this beloved gourd. So I improvised. Same general flavor profile as… 

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Black Bean & Quinoa Sliders

black bean & quinoa sliders

Do you ever walk through a Farmer’s Market and check out the food booths?  It’s one of my favorite things to do besides shopping for fresh produce!  It has been five years ago or more since I tried a black bean burger at one of these food booths. (Of course, I can’t remember which market!)… 

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Harcha with Avocado Egg Salad

GF Bread with Avocado Egg Salad

One of the hardest things for many people who have to or choose to eat gluten free is giving up bread. The good news is there are lots of options to still enjoy bread products! Harcha is a Moroccan skillet bread. It’s most often made for breakfast and drizzled with honey and butter. But this… 

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Panzanella Salad Sandwich on Grilled Foccacia Bread

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I love panzanella salad, especially as the weather warms up, and you can find market fresh peppers and cucumbers. One of my favorite parts of a panzanella salad are those wonderful crusty croutons! So it just made sense to me to make my salad into a sandwich using really good focaccia bread, grilling it in… 

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Yellow Split Pea Curry


Call me weird, but sometimes on the rare occasion I get to go to the market child free, I like to hang out in the bulk aisle and peruse the ingredients I’ve never used before. More often than not, I end up coming home with a bag of some new (to me) grain or legume… 

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Sesame Mushroom Quinoa Bowls

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In January we made a resolution to eat better this year (don’t we all??). One of the things that I aimed to do was eat less meat. This wasn’t terribly hard as I didn’t eat much to begin with, but where we live food really is seasonal so my choices were limited. If something is… 

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Beany & Cheesy Quinoa Bake

beany & cheesy quinoa bake

I know, I know. Here I go with the quinoa again. But I’m not alone in my obsession. Quinoa is the new ‘it’ grain. (I completely made that up right there). This take on quinoa is double awesome because it’s in a casserole and that casserole is jam packed with all kinds of healthy goodness… 

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Garlic & Ginger Bok Choy

bok choy

Bok choy is one  of those vegetables I rarely pick up when I’m out shopping. Don’t get me wrong, I love it. I am usually reminded of this love when I have Chinese takeout and get the ‘mixed vegetable’ – which is usually carrots, broccoli and bok choy. Then I say to myself ‘Self? We… 

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Lightened Up Cream of Broccoli Soup

cream of broccoli

Yup. Still cold here. Still soup weather. Soup is the only thing that makes me okay with never, ever being warm. Okay coffee too. Soup and copious amounts of coffee. Last week I ordered the ‘California Pack’ from Bountiful Baskets, maybe in hopes that there might be sunshine in there, somewhere. But instead, I got… 

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