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Category: vegetables

Spicy (or not) Black Bean Burgers

I have tried making black bean burgers several times, all the times previous have been utter failures. They were mushy and the flavor was just off. I don’t particularly care for any of the store bought burgers either. I had to remedy this situation with a little testing and I finally came up…

Simple Taco Soup

We love this simple taco soup. It and it variations are a staple here. I used ground beef in this one, but have also used ground turkey, ground chicken, made veggies versions with just the black beans and lentils. Anyway you choose to make it, this soup is awesome! Start by browning ground beef. You…

Mediterranean Freekeh Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette

How about this Mediterranean Freekeh Salad with Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette? It is such a great loaded salad that has it all! How do you feel about Freekeh? Have you ever had it? I love just about any grain, so it is favorite over here. If you haven’t had it, it is just a…

Whole Wheat Gnocchi

I bet I order gnocchi about 90% of the time when I go to good Italian restaurants. There is something so irresistible about it! I make it at home as well, but this is the first time I have ever made a whole wheat gnocchi. I was hesitant, but let me tell you, it was…

Salmon and Farro Mediterranean Bowl

Here is one of my favorite healthy meals to make. This Salmon and Farro Mediterranean Bowl has it all. Most of it can be made as meal prep, and ready to go the day you need it. I used farro as the base, but certainly trade it out for any other grain you are into…

Pomelo Carrot Bundt with Whole Grain

I have never liked grapefruit, which is weird because I like just about any food. Call it prejudice, but I just can’t stand them. I am part of a #seasonalfoodiecollab on Instagram. Each month we are choose 2 seasonal foods and use one or both in any type of dish we choose. It…

Holiday Green Salad

This Holiday Green Salad is a great way to balance out all the sweets and high fat foods surrounding us this holiday season. In fact, wouldn’t this salad be so beautiful on the Christmas table? I think so too. You can start with any green base you want. You will notice I rarely…

Soba Noodle Salad with Fresh Ginger Dressing

I love a good all veggie salad, but also love soba noodles. This soba noodle salad with fresh ginger salad is a great blending of a few of my favorite things! It is delcious and so healthy! Get your water on the stove and boiling. While it is heating, start chopping your veggies. I wanted…

Avocado Trees

These avocado trees are such a fun, festive and healthy alternative to the seasons many goodies. Plus, they are really quick to throw together and you don’t even have to turn on the oven!! Start by chopping your veggies. I used red and yellow bell pepper, but you could certainly get more creative…

Orange and Pomegranate Salad

I am not sure how everyone is feeling, but after Thanksgiving, I need some GREEN! I definitely indulged over the holidays and now my body is screaming for some healthier, lighter options. This was our lunch from today and it was just right! It’s the season for citrus and I am excited about…