Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Bowl (Vegan Option)


I love recipes that are filling, fresh. and delicious… and that came from absolutely nowhere. This recipe is another that I whipped up one night when I only had a few items left in the fridge to cook with – a tomato, half a zucchini, some onion, chicken thighs, and bag of quinoa in the pantry.   Continue reading “Tomato & Zucchini Quinoa Bowl (Vegan Option)”


Vegetable Tacos with Black Bean Guacamole (Vegan)


While I am not vegetarian or vegan, I do stick to a whole foods, plant based diet. I try to consume as little commercial meat as possible, with no beef at all, and since our wild game options are somewhat limited, I frequently eat vegetarian and vegan meals.

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Recipe: Swedish Meatballs

Let me preface this recipe by saying: NO, this is not the one with the jelly. There are recipes out there for dishes that include jelly in the meatballs, or served on top, and while it is clearly enjoyed by some, I have to admit I am of the group that shudder at the thought. Blegh.

Anyway, this recipe is relatively quick, is cooked in one pot, and is simply to die for. It’s rich, delicious, creamy, warm and filling – I know, not the type of recipe you’re usually looking for in April! But since Winter refuses to let go here in New England, we are still enjoying our hearty recipes, this one especially. Every time I make it, my husband asks when we will be having it again before his bowl is even empty! Continue reading “Recipe: Swedish Meatballs”

Indian Lentil Chicken Wraps


This dish was one of those creations that results from an empty fridge. Playing Chopped is something that has resulted in many of our steady favorites, and rarely lets us down.

This dish is simple, and you can easily adjust the flavors based on what you have in your own home. I will warn you, it is insanely difficult to smell this cooking all day long. I wanted to dive head first into my crockpot and eat every last bit of it! Continue reading “Indian Lentil Chicken Wraps”

Chicken & Pineapple Lettuce Wraps (vegetarian option included)

If you’ve seen some of my other recipes, you know I am a major fan of lettuce wrap tacos, as well as one-pot dinners. While this dish wasn’t quite one-pot, you could easily make it that way. I cooked the barley separate, and since I use only dried beans, cooked those in yet another pot. But you could get pre-cooked frozen beans (or canned.. some brands now have BPA free liners) and if you cooked the barley first, and then mixed in the rest of the ingredients, it could be a true one-pot wonder!

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