Category Archives: vegetarian

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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 […]



If you have followed my bucket list, you will have noticed that Ratatouille is on it.  I have always wanted to try making ratatouille ever since I saw the Disney movie with the same name.  Loved the movie by the way.  Although in all honesty I was a bit hesitant, hesitant because I thought it […]

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Roasted Tomato Mini Pizzas

You may have noticed I have fallen in love with roasted tomatoes.  I realize all my blog posts and recipes recently may have turned some of you away if you don’t like tomatoes but I am really hoping there are enough of you that love tomatoes, like I do.  And if you love tomatoes you […]

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Roasted Tomatoes

Ever since I discovered you could roast tomatoes, I have been in tomato heaven.  I have already roasted 5 pans of tomatoes.  And amazing enough all of the tomatoes were from my garden.  I planted about 10 tomato plants this year but the most prolific were the Roma tomatoes.  Romas make perfect roasted tomatoes because they are […]

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Fresh Tomato Soup

Probably my favorite soup in the whole world is tomato soup.  Often it comes from a can but after making this fresh tomato soup, with all its amazing goodness, I don’t know if I can ever go back to canned.  Fresh tomato soup is made from just that fresh picked tomatoes, fresh herbs, cream, broth, […]