One-pot Pasta (with artichokes, onions, and diced tomatoes)

I've been spending quite a bit of time on Pinterest lately - gathering recipes to try out/tweak, and getting inspiration to create some new ones of my own. I keep seeing different versions of  this "One-pot Pasta."  I'm not all that big of a fan of pasta dishes - for some reason pasta doesn't leave … Continue reading One-pot Pasta (with artichokes, onions, and diced tomatoes)

Meatless Monday: the Tuesday edition ;)

So yesterday just flat-out sucked. I had a miserable day at work, and then after I got home, took Lucy for her walk, and ate some dinner I was just done. I did open my blog and clicked on "New Post," but that was it. I never even typed a single word! So without further … Continue reading Meatless Monday: the Tuesday edition ;)

BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers with Vegan Potato Salad

Tonight was my 2nd time making these burgers - they are sooooo good! I think the recipe I adapted it from came from, but when I went there looking for it (to give credit) I can't find it. But anyways, I altered it enough that it's now my own recipe :) BBQ Black bean … Continue reading BBQ Black Bean and Quinoa burgers with Vegan Potato Salad

Meatless Monday: Spicy (Vegan) Sloppy Joe filling

I can't believe it's Cinco de Mayo and I'm NOT posting a Mexican-ish recipe, although I did throw some of my Tex-Mex flair into this ;) This recipe was inspired by my friend Michelle, who blogs at Go check her out ASAP! Spicy Vegan Sloppy Joe filling   Ingredients: 1 large yellow onion, chopped … Continue reading Meatless Monday: Spicy (Vegan) Sloppy Joe filling

Southwestern Quinoa and Black Beans

My newest food obsession is (Old El Paso) Refried Black Beans. Mix 'em up with some quinoa, throw in a bit of SW flair, and Yum!   This picture really doesn't do it much justice, but oh wow did it come out good! I, of course, added fresh salsa and guacamole to the finished recipe. … Continue reading Southwestern Quinoa and Black Beans

mEatless Monday (and March summary)

Back on track day 1. It didn't start so great since I left for work without my food. Thankfully I have stuff that I keep at my office for those "just in case" days. Breakfast was an Amy's Organic Black Bean and Tomato Burrito, and lunch was an Amy's Mexican Casserole, topped with guacamole. Got … Continue reading mEatless Monday (and March summary)

Mashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad

I'm up a few pounds (again - UGH!), so I decided it's time to try out, and come up with, some new recipes. I headed over to Pinterest for a little inspiration, and after seeing several variations of meals that combine chickpeas and avocados I came up with this refreshing "salad." It's really more like … Continue reading Mashed Chickpea and Avocado Salad

#Meatless Monday! Cookie Dough Hummus

Hi everyone! I was going through some of my recipes over the weekend, and found this one that I'd like to share. I know there are several variations of this, but mine tastes the best. Trust me ;) "Cookie Dough" Hummus   Ingredients: 1 (15oz) can of chickpeas, rinsed and peeled 1/4 cup peanut butter … Continue reading #Meatless Monday! Cookie Dough Hummus

Meatless Monday: Esther the Wonder Pig!

Has anyone not met Esther yet?!   Esther took Facebook by storm! Since starting the page only about a month ago, Esther has over 20,000 likes! She also has a web site, a YouTube channel, and a twitter account (see other links from the web site)!  She was adopted under the assumption that she was a … Continue reading Meatless Monday: Esther the Wonder Pig!