20 Minute Meals, Kid Approved, Meatless Mondays, One-Dish Meals, Pasta, Recipes

One-Pot Pasta Primavera

I love one pot meals!  How can you not?  To make this easy Pasta Primavera, just toss everything in the pot, let it boil while tossing around the ingredients, and in about 15 minutes, you'll have perfectly cooked pasta and veggies. I'm not gonna lie, I was a little nervous at first when making this… Continue reading One-Pot Pasta Primavera

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60 Minute Meals, Kid Approved, Pasta, Preschool, Recipes, Vegetables, Vegetarian & Vegan

60-Minute Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Dinner Idea: Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

I originally posted this recipe in 2013, and since then have cooked it probably about 100 times.  The original post wasn't too pretty, so I added some new photos, and updated the recipe just a little. This recipe alone is the reason I am not vegan, all that gooey, melty cheese layered inbetween crispy eggplant… Continue reading 60-Minute Kid-Friendly Vegetarian Dinner Idea: Quick and Easy Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Pasta, Recipes, Vegetarian & Vegan

30 Minute Meal – Pasta with Hot Chile Pepper Pesto, Zucchini & White Beans Recipe | Vegetarian Dinner Idea

I can't recall if the original version of this recipe came from Food Network magazine, or from Rachael Ray, or what, but it looked delicious, and I had to try it.  This dish perfect for a weeknight meal, t is hearty and is ready in less than 30 minutes.  We were busy last weekend and… Continue reading 30 Minute Meal – Pasta with Hot Chile Pepper Pesto, Zucchini & White Beans Recipe | Vegetarian Dinner Idea

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Things Vegan Families Should Tell Their Childcare Provider

When you make the decision, as a family, to abstain from consuming any and all animal products, it’s not always easy to convince others to accommodate your beliefs. This especially holds true when parents assume that childcare providers know what “vegan” means, only to find out that they’ve been giving the kids cheese or taking… Continue reading Things Vegan Families Should Tell Their Childcare Provider

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Susie Middleton – Fresh From The Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories

Fresh From The Farm:  A Year of Recipes and Stories By:  Susie Middleton A Cookbook Review When you open Susie Middleton’s new book, Fresh From The Farm:  A Year Of Recipes and Stories, you immediately feel that picturesque farm image.  You know the one with a big red barn, the white picket fence, cows eating… Continue reading Susie Middleton – Fresh From The Farm: A Year of Recipes and Stories

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Dina Cheney – Meatless All Day: Recipes for Inspired Vegetarian Meals

Meatless All Day:  Recipes for Inspired Vegetarian Meals by:  Dina Cheney A Cookbook Review “Vegetarian, delicious and substantial all in the same sentence?  Yes, it can be done and you only have to open this book to discover the possibilities.” I recently received a digital copy of Dina Cheney’s new book Meatless All Day:  Recipes… Continue reading Dina Cheney – Meatless All Day: Recipes for Inspired Vegetarian Meals

Recipes, Soups

Vegetarian 16 Bean Soup Recipe – A Month of 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

Vegetarian 16-Bean Soup Recipe Adapted from:  365 Slow Cooker Suppers by Stephanie O’Dea Ingredients: 1 – 16 oz pkg 16 bean soup mix, soaked over night 1 – 14.5 oz can Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained 1 onion, diced 6 garlic cloves, chopped 1 tbsp ground cumin 2 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 2 bay… Continue reading Vegetarian 16 Bean Soup Recipe – A Month of 365 Slow Cooker Suppers

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What Are YOU Looking For In A Recipe?

This move has got me to thinkin', and has me rackin' my brain about recipes, healthier options, and how I am going to utilize the different produce and foods that are available here in Denver. Now that I am settled, I know that I will be back on track with my menu planning and techniques… Continue reading What Are YOU Looking For In A Recipe?

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What Are YOU Looking For In A Recipe?

This move has got me to thinkin', and has me rackin' my brain about recipes, healthier options, and how I am going to utilize the different produce and foods that are available here in Denver. Now that I am settled, I know that I will be back on track with my menu planning and techniques… Continue reading What Are YOU Looking For In A Recipe?

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I’m A Detoxing – My Whole Body Detox Plan (www.eatingfourlife.com)

D.J. and I are detoxing.  We have a plan in mind, our fridge is stocked, and we're ready to juice! Since we need to prepare our bodies for the cleanse, we have a very specific plan in mind.  And just to see how well the cleanse worked, I took before pictures.  When we're done (next… Continue reading I’m A Detoxing – My Whole Body Detox Plan (www.eatingfourlife.com)