Kale-Mushroom Pasta Recipe- Vegan with a gluten free option

Kale and mushroom pasta recipe, vegan recipe, meatless monday

Spring has sprung- everywhere I look I see little budding, leafy, beautiful baby plants popping out and making their presence known. Spring is gardening season for me, and it means I have yummy yummy produce waiting for me FINALLY in my little raised garden bed. It makes me hungry for produce, and lots of it! When I was doing some work in the yard over the weekend I saw that I had a whole bunch of beautiful curly kale just waiting to be eaten, so I did a little thinking and came up with a super simple and light pasta dish that is perfect for spring. … [Read more...]

Black Bean and Spinach Tostadas- vegan and gluten free!

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This is a very simple recipe, something easy to throw together on a busy weeknight, but you can also dress it up as much as you please with grilled or sautéed vegetables if you have the time and the inclination. I didn't want to fuss too much, so I bypassed the squash, zucchini, eggplant, onions, and fresh corn at the grocery store and instead just limited myself to mushrooms. Mushrooms and spinach are one of my favorite combinations, so it was a real no-brainer for me. Since this is a self-assemble style meal, it's really easy for diners to … [Read more...]

Simple Potato-Spinach Curry Recipe- Vegan and Gluten Free

curry recipe, indian recipe, potato spinach curry, gluten free, vegan recipe

I do love Indian food, even though I am 100% sure I massacre the cooking methods. Indian food (as well as many many other international cuisines) lends itself to a meatless lifestyle pretty effortlessly. I do like trying simple curries at home and seeing what I can put together that's easy and doesn't make me have to hunt for ingredients. This one is really simple and shouldn't make you have to hunt for anything exotic- though sometimes that hunt is sure worth it! It is hard though when you have a headache and several kids in the grocery store. My … [Read more...]

15 Tasty Gluten Free Muffin Recipes

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  Everyone is very concerned with gluten free these days. Now that more research is being done and people are finding out they have celiac disease and gluten allergies, so many people are trying to go gluten free. I have several friends who are on complete gluten free diets and several who just try to watch their gluten intake. So for them, I wanted to share this great list of 15 Tasty Gluten Free Muffin Recipes. I love muffins and so does my husband. We often fight over him eating all the blueberry ones when I make them and never leaving … [Read more...]

Portobello and Broccoli Black Bean Burger- Vegan and Gluten Free options!

meatless monday, vegan, gluten free,

Sometimes I'm in a burger mood but I don't really want to have a meat-style burger. Sometimes I want VEGETABLES. Black beans make a really good base for a wide variety of homemade vegetarian burgers so that's the first thing my mind jumped to. In terms of vegetables, I wanted to use what I had on hand, which were onions and broccoli. Served on a fresh soft white or whole wheat bun, this is a great way to get some veggies and fiber into your day without added fat, and you really get the flavors of a traditional burger with the seasonings. And it … [Read more...]

15 St. Patrick’s Day Dinner Recipes

St. Patricks Day Recipes, recipe roundup

Now that St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner I have been trying to find some great recipes and crafts for me and my kids to celebrate with. I have so many ideas but zero creativity. Luckily I belong to a few blogging groups where we can easily share each other's great stuff. I think that a round up of the best 15 St. Patrick's Day Dinner Recipes is just what I needed and I wanted to share with all of my readers.  So check this out and let me know what your favorite is. I think I want to try the Guiness Stew Pot Pie. It looks delicious. And … [Read more...]

Meatless Monday- Comforting Basil Gnocci Soup Recipe

meatless monday, basil gnocci soup, soup recipe, vegan

I've been on a real soup tear recently- I've had the worst case of walking pneumonia that knocked me out for three solid weeks. So soup has been on my mind much more than usual. A comforting vegetarian chicken-style soup seemed like the best possible idea once I recovered enough to cook a little. I craved basil pretty heavily too, since I'm missing summer time and my favorite summer herb. I put together this simple soup that's easy to cook and amazingly delicious after just a short 30 minute simmer. The No-Chicken Bullion does a lot of the 'heavy … [Read more...]

8 Sweet Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentines Day Desserts, Recipes

It is almost time for my least favorite holiday of the year.  Don't get me wrong, Valentine's Day has always been fun for me. I just hate how everyone spends so much money. Every year I make my husband a special dinner and dress up a bit. I always make his favorite dessert and have everything ready by the time he gets home. Since that never happens during the rest of the year he should feel pretty special. It doesnt cost me any extra really to do it either. So here are a list of 8 Sweet Valentine's Day Treats for all of my readers and myself to save … [Read more...]

15 Sensational Rice Krispies Treats Recipes

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  I will tell you right now that I have not made Rice Krispies Treats in years until very recently. I was sitting at my computer and my son came in from school eating a prepackeged rice krispies treat and it was like, TADA! That is what you should do today. Since I already had this handy dandy list of great rice krispies treats recipes I decided I was going to make some. Then I remembered that I ate most of the marshmallow fluff when I was making Chocolate Mini Ghosts Cupcakes and that I had never bought any more and I only had half a box of … [Read more...]

15 Delectable Bark Recipes

bark recipes, dessert recipes

I have to admit that when I first heard of Bark Recipes that I was really skeptical. I had never seen a bark dessert before and I was really nervous about trying it. My old boss brought some to work one Christmas and after that first bite I was hooked. I love chocolate bark mixed with just a tad of mint. I really had no idea that there were so many type of bark before I saw all these bark recipes I am sharing with you. I know that I will probably never make half of these on this round up because my bark recipes never turn out well but I know that … [Read more...]