Category Archives: vegetarian

Roasted summer vegetables with pasta and fresh Parmesan cheese for a flavor bursting meal that will make you want to eat your vegetables.

Roasted Summer Vegetable Pasta

Be prepared for lots of recipes using summer vegetables coming your way.  You may feel inundated but I think you will thank me in the long run.  Your garden is growing and producing vegetables, my garden is doing the same. I don’t know about you but I am always looking for a wonderful, flavor bursting, […]

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Red, White, and Blue Garden Salad

I love the month of July! Maybe because it is my birthday month, but maybe because of all it represents with the birthday of our nation, fireworks, picnics, barbecues, summer days, and summer nights. I love the colors of red, white, and blue together and they all come together in this red, white, and blue […]

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Citrus Yogurt with Citrus Honey Syrup

I had citrus yogurt with citrus honey syrup for breakfast this morning after a 40 minute run. Yes, I am running!  Huff, huff, huff!  The Avocado 5K will be my first race EVER.  I am excited, nervous, hesitant, and ready.   The 5K ‘s first half is all down hill which means the last half is […]

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Carrot Broccoli Crunch Salad

As a food blogger, recipe developer, foodie (what should we call ourselves) sometimes we have a difficult time naming our recipe just right.  Like this Carrot Broccoli Crunch Salad should it really be “Crunchy Carrot Broccoli Salad” or “Carrot Broccoli Slaw” or “Carrot Broccoli Sunflower Seed Cranraisin Green Pea Salad”.  I think you get my […]

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Sweet Chili Veggie Roll Ups

**I made this delicious sweet chili veggie wraps recipe using SPLENDA® Sweeteners as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars #SplendaSweeties #SweetSwaps. All opinions are my own.  This weekend it wasn’t quite time for dinner, but I was getting a little hungry around 2:00 and so I decided to make a healthy snack for Nate […]

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Avocado Citrus Salad

Is it spring yet in your neck of the woods?  This avocado citrus salad will bring spring in the door whether the calendar or weather says it is. Spring is my favorite season.  I love seeing the bulbs awaken and their flowers burst through the ground or the blossoms come forth sharing their fragrance throughout […]

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Cherry Apple Spinach Salad

I love discovering and exploring new combinations of goodness for salads. This cherry apple spinach salad is a perfect salad combination.  With the first bite, I was like hmmmmmmmmm…., this is amazing goodness. I often am eating lunch at home and then leaving for work.  It has become quite the pleasant experience.  You see I […]

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Roasted Carrot Split Pea Soup

Craig and I are on a quest and this tasty roasted carrot split pea soup is helping us on our quest.  You see we have a large supply of canned food goods; such as flour, beans, split peas, vegetables, rice, pasta, etc. Our quest is to prepare meals using this supply, thus the split peas […]

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Apple Pecan Salad

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, having a baby totally changes your life. In way more good ways than bad, for sure, but that doesn’t mean it’s not different. And one main difference for us is that our date nights are often parties of 3 now instead of 2. Colby man gets […]

Fresh herbs added to these roasted carrots add to their goodness. So sweet and yummy.

Roasted Carrots

Sometimes I get carried away when I do the grocery shopping.  Sometimes when I shop at a large warehouse store like Costco, I purchase 5 pound bags of whole carrots.  5 pounds!  Carrots!  I love raw carrots, I love their crunch and I especially enjoy them with a vegetable dip.  But after eating fresh carrots […]

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Blackberry Apple Salad with Blackberry Vinaigrette

I am not the grocery shopper in our family.  I used to be and actually it used to be one of my favorite activities.  I didn’t even mind taking my children when they lived at home.  But a couple of years ago Craig became the grocery shopper.  His takeover happened for a variety of reasons […]

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Potato Black-eyed Pea Tacos

Happy New Year!   Hope this will be your best year ever and to start you out right here is a delicious Potato Black-eyed Peas Taco recipe. Black-eyed peas are said to bring you good luck in the new year.  We all could use a little good luck. Now you might have missed eating them on […]

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Skillet Beets, Potatoes, and Chestnuts

I was provided with vegetables and produce from Melissa’s Produce but all opinions are my own. #MelissaProduce Skillet beets, potatoes, and chestnuts has to be the most unique combination dish I have made so far in my little blogging world.  I dare say the challenge given by Melissa Produce to create a savory dish with […]


Vegetable Pasta Salad

Recently I hosted a baby shower for a friend and lunch was served.  My fellow hostess provided a sub sandwich and I had the side dishes to prepare.  I decided on one of my favorites, a colorful vegetable pasta salad.  I believe vegetable pasta salads are my standby go to recipes but I am never […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

I got engaged on February 12, 2010. I told my, now, husband that he couldn’t propose on Valentine’s day because I didn’t want that to be our “anniversary” but really I thought he would propose a month or so later because of different things he had told me. Anyway, now I get to celebrate two […]

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Wild Rice Stuffed Roasted Butternut

 I was provided with vegetables and produce from Melissa’s Produce but all opinions are my own. Recently I joined the San Diego Food Bloggers group and I am delighted to be a part of this great group of food bloggers.  One of the really fun things about joining was learning about all the events and […]