• Recipe

    Cheesy Vegetable and Rice Casserole

    This is a recipe you can go to when you have vegetables to use up at the end of the week. I take whatever I have left over, like a few servings of steamed broccoli or green beans, and mix it in with the base of this recipe. It’s based on a recipe from the Food Network. Ingredients: 3 Tbs butter 2 Tbs flour 1/2 Pound, sliced cremini mushrooms 1 Onion, diced 4 Garlic cloves, roughly minced 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (use less if you don’t like spice) 1 1/2 Cups milk of your choice 1/2 Cup vegetable broth (I use better than bouillon brand) 2…

  • Bruschetta Recipe


    One of my favorite appetizers to get at a restaurant is bruschetta. Fresh tomatoes and basil are a great combination. This is a simple recipe to make this dish at home. 6 Plum tomatoes, chopped 4 Garlic cloves, minced 1/4 Cup fresh basil, chopped 1/4 Teaspoon salt 1/8 Teaspoon fresh ground pepper 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/4 Cup olive oil Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Allow to sit and flavors to combine Serve with sliced bread.

  • Recipe

    Quinoa Stuffed Peppers

    I found myself with a few extra peppers  and thought I would try something new. This makes a great meal because you can use whatever vegetables you have on hand.  I like the combination of mushrooms and spinach with the spicy seasoning. My Mom gave me a jar of potlatch seasoning, which is supposed to be a seafood spice rub but I added a teaspoon to the filling for a little seasoning. Feel free to mix things up, I like the spiciness that the seasoning and pepper jack cheese provides. Quinoa Stuffed Peppers Ingredients: 2 Peppers, any variety 1 Cup quinoa, cooked (2 cups water to 1 cup quinoa) 1…

  • Recipe

    Vegetable Ricotta Quiche

    When on my recent vacation I had an amazing vegetable quiche. It inspired me to try baking one of my own. This recipe is suitable for brunch, breakfast, or dinner with a green salad. I like a crisp crust, so I decided to blind bake my crust first. I think you can get away with raw dough. Let me know if you try it that way! Feel free to change the vegetables with what you have on hand. I think spinach would be a nice addition and some mushrooms. Saute all veggies first. Drain tomatoes if you choose to include them.

  • Tips

    The Clean Fifteen

    Last Monday, I wrote about the Dirty Dozen and this week is about the Clean Fifteen. These are the foods that are most protect and least sprayed per the Environmental Working Group. Onions Sweet Corn Pineapples Avocado Cabbage Sweet Peas Asparagus Mangoes Eggplant Kiwi Cantaloupe – Domestic Sweet Potatoes Grapefruit Watermelon Mushrooms So if you are unable to buy the dirty dozen as organic, these fruits and veggies will offer great nutrition without the chemicals. I hope this list helps you when you are shopping. What are your favorite foods that are on the Clean 15 list?

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