Zucchini, Black Bean, and Black Olive Burritos

This was my 2nd time making these, and Wow are they good! This time I took pictures as I went along so that I could share it with you :) This recipe is adapted from the one in Isa Chandra's book Appetite for Reduction. I highly recommend this (and all of her) book(s)! Zucchini, Black … Continue reading Zucchini, Black Bean, and Black Olive Burritos

Quinoa, Black bean, and Sweet Potato chili

A couple weeks ago I found and tried THIS recipe. While my husband really liked it, it was just "off" somehow for me. Today I decided to do a recipe makeover with it, and Wow! I'm so glad I did! By omitting the oil, subbing salsa and cilantro base for the tomato paste, using homemade … Continue reading Quinoa, Black bean, and Sweet Potato chili

Polenta and Black Bean “Nachos”

I'm home sick today - it seems that both Lucy and I caught the same stomach bug. I didn't think that was possible, but we did share a spoonful of peanut butter the other night... Anyways, after our walk this morning I started feeling a little better (and I think she's on the mend as … Continue reading Polenta and Black Bean “Nachos”

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 animalplace.tumblr.com, 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

Weekly Wrap-up

Wow, it's brutally hot outside today! TGFT! That would be "Thank Goodness for Treadmills!" My treadmill room has been a complete wreck for the last several months, but I spent most of yesterday getting it all cleaned out and rearranged. This morning I fixed the computer and got it running again, and then moved the … Continue reading Weekly Wrap-up

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 TheVeganGypsy.com. 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

April Summary and May Goals

So I didn't quite make 100 miles, but I did come close (93.11 miles)! I ran at least 4 days/week. And I did dip back under 120 but unfortunately it didn't last. I did end up with a .4 pound loss though! ;)     All in all, it was a good month. I tracked … Continue reading April Summary and May Goals