Quick Summer Meal

Tomatoes, Avocado, and optional Cottage Cheese Want a quick, easy, refreshing summer meal? This is it! slices of fresh garden tomatoes1/2 avocadodollop cottage cheese (optional)fresh salt and pepper to taste Slice tomatoes. Halve, pit, and peel avocado. Arrange on plate. Add desired amount of cottage cheese, if using, and some fresh ground salt and pepper.... Continue Reading →

Summer Corn Salad

Summer Corn Salad Refreshing, healthy, and a great way to use excess garden vegetables. This dish is an excellent picnic addition or to eat at home or work on hot summer days. 6 ears fresh sweet corn (or whatever leftovers you have )1 large fresh garden tomato (diced)1 large onion (sweet preferred) (diced)1 handful fresh... Continue Reading →

Hippie Meat(less) Loaf

Hippie Meat(less) Loaf Whole foods, veggies, chickpeas, all packed into a meatless version of your favorite comfort food, meatloaf. This recipe is from the cookbook, Plant Pure Nation, under the name "Beanie Veggie Loaf." I seldom make it as written. I will share the recipe and some ideas for adaptation. It is a little involved... Continue Reading →

Black Bean Salad Wraps

Black Bean Salad Wraps Quick, easy, healthy, delicious! These are great for packed lunches! Better yet, I can feed our family of six on less than $5 (per entire meal, not per person) by cooking the dried beans instead of using canned. 3 cups black beans, cooked (or 2 15 oz cans, rinsed and drained)2... Continue Reading →

Mom’s Creamy Grape Salad

Mom's Creamy Grape Salad This creamy grape salad is refreshing during the summer and a lighter alternative to traditional desserts of the holiday season. Using red and green grapes makes it a nice Christmas dish, and kids and adults LOVE it! Naturally gluten free. 2 lbs red grapes, seedless2 lbs green grapes, seedless1 8 oz... Continue Reading →

Southwest Casserole

Southwest Casserole (Vegetarian Option) A delicious taco comfort casserole the whole family will love. 1 pound ground beef, (for vegetarian, use a can of drained black beans or 2 cups cooked lentils)1 pepper, chopped1 onion, chopped1 16 oz box farfele, cooked to package instructions***1 14 oz can diced tomatoes, drained1 cup whole kernel corn (OR... Continue Reading →

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole

Cheesy Cauliflower Casserole This keto-friendly, low-carb, kid-friendly dish was all the rave when I served it at a Christmas dinner. I exchanged the pork rinds in the original recipe for gluten-free cheese crackers. I also added two cups of cooked quinoa for extra protein and crunch. This recipe involves several steps like roasting the cauliflower... Continue Reading →

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