Category Archives: vegetarian

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Autumn Soup

November came and fall decided to finally visit southern California.  It has started perfectly with cooler temperatures day and night,  a little color in the trees, and rain.  Blessed rain!  With the crisp air surrounding us and the scent of fresh washed earth, I want to wrap myself in a blanket while still in my […]

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Roasted Autumn Squash Salad

Sometimes I can’t even envision the amazing combinations of flavors that at first just don’t seem like they would work.  But then I jump in, try, and go WOW! That was so good.  That’s exactly what happened with this roasted autumn squash salad. I love each of these ingredients alone but putting them together was […]

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Green Apple Smoothie Bowl

These green apple smoothie bowls are full of spinach, apple banana and yogurt topped with pomegranate, granola and other chopped or dried fruit! Its a perfect “grown up” smoothie! It’s not easy being green.  I am stealing a few words from Kermit because I agree with him.  It isn’t easy being green, it is not […]

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Fig Pear Pizza

It is no secret that I love figs.  I know they are probably an acquired taste; I started simple with fig newtons, then moved onto dried figs, and to be honest this year with the first time I had tried fresh figs.  I am not even sure I had seen a real fig tree with […]

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Quinoa Corn Salad

This quinoa corn salad may have just became my favorite main dish salad.  I have made it twice in less than a week and I am ready to make it again! and again! and again! You might ask why and I should let the quinoa corn salad sell itself, which it will when you take […]

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Stuffed Hatch Chiles

Do you dream about food?  I dream about food!  I think about food all the time.  I talk about food all the time. I suppose it has something to do with having a food blog. I believe it has a lot to do with being a recipe developer.  I just have food on my brain.  […]

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Parmesan Zucchini Spears

I’ve realized this year that after having a baby some things just seem to slip away, like a garden. Hopefully I’ll be better at it one year, but the last 2 years we haven’t been very good at keeping most the things in our garden alive, or even getting them to grow. Even zucchini which […]

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Fig Watermelon Spinach Salad

Creating and experimenting is what recipe development is all about.  You see a dish on instagram, pinterest, or some other social media and it looks delicious!  You read through the list of ingredients and the how tos and it sounds amazing! And then you wonder how can I make that but with 1 or 2 […]

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Butternut Squash Pasta

Although Nate and I aren’t vegetarians or vegans, occasionally we like to eat meatless meals too. When I joined Silk to come up with a meatless dinner idea, I thought of this butternut squash pasta. I made a simple and flavorful vegan pasta sauce using onion, celery, minced garlic, vegetable stock, Silk Almond Milk, sage, oregano, […]

Kale sesame salad is a tasty way to eat to your health. Kale, cucumbers, green apples, feta cheese, sesame seeds with a honey vinaigrette all tossed together for deliciousness and healthiness.

Kale Sesame Salad

The kale is here! Kale can be a take it or leave it green.  I will admit my first time I wanted to leave it and I truly didn’t know what to do with it.  Craig is a go with the flow person and he even throws kale into his smoothies.  Not me, I have […]