Healthy Crock Pot Refried Beans

Healthy Crock Pot Refried Beans

I have always loved Mexican-ish foods: tacos, nachos, burritos, oh my! So becoming a vegetarian wasn’t that difficult for me because you can substitute beans for meat in tons of dishes! Last year, I was so sick of opening cans of refried beans. Is it actually vegetarian or is it made with lard? Which brand tastes the best? And then …

broccoli cheese soup

Broccoli Cheese Soup

Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, I made broccoli cheese soup. It was a disaster. I’m not sure what went wrong, but it was inedible. Usually, even if dishes don’t turn out that great, we still suffer through so we don’t waste food. But this… this abomination of broccoli cheese soup will probably go down in history as …

Sweet potato bean stew

Sweet Potato Bean Stew

My husband has had a sore throat and just generally been feeling icky for the past few days. I’ve been trying to stuff him (and myself) with tons of vitamins and fluids hoping that he quickly gets through this and that I don’t get sick. Normally, I would really dread my husband having a Man Cold, but he has been …

Spaghetti-Squash-and-mushrooms

Spaghetti Squash with Mushrooms, Broccoli, and Parmesan

A food that has always intrigued me is spaghetti squash. How do you get noodles from a squash?! It’s almost mind boggling. I love to try recipes with spaghetti squash because pasta is one my favorite things and if I can replace something that’s not so healthy with something super healthy, awesome! This recipe is very earthy and hearty. It …

Best Homemade Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce

Best Vegetarian Spaghetti Sauce

You know how there are those dishes that take you straight back to being a child? It’s spaghetti for me. My mom made the best homemade spaghetti sauce. I would refuse to eat any other sauce but her’s. I remember when I would come home on Sunday afternoons after spending the weekend at my dad’s house and as soon as …

Amazing Grilled Cheese

Secrets for an Amazing Grilled Cheese

A few years ago, my husband and I went to Florida. We were going to be staying in a friend’s condo for free, which was an amazing deal! However, when we arrived, it wasn’t everything we expected. Apparently there had been some miscommunication between the owner and family members about who was caring for the condo. It was… a disappointment …

Easy and healthy Enchilada Soup

Easy and Healthy Enchilada Soup

Winter is finally here in Michigan. Sad face. I have really enjoyed the mild, 40 degree, no jacket days. I didn’t miss the snow or the car doors freezing shut or not being able to breath when you walk outside. But I knew it couldn’t last forever. Now we are at highs of 15 degrees and snow every day. The …

Easy Cheesy Spanish Rice

Easy Cheesy Spanish Rice

I have thing for rice. Or noodles. Whichever. I love them. Or bread. Or potatoes. Maybe I actually just  have thing for carbs? My husband thinks I am such a weirdo, but I could literally sit down and eat a whole bowl of rice/noodles and butter. Super unhealthy, but super delicious! So anytime I can add rice to a meal, …

cauliflower-mac-and-cheese

Cauliflower Mac and Cheese

I’m just going to say it. I hate cauliflower. I don’t like the smell or the taste or the texture. I don’t even really like the color. I don’t know why, but I’ve always had an aversion to cauliflower. But my husband loves it. He is a really good vegetarian because he loves all vegetables. Me? I’m like a child… …

Ranch-Roasted-Potatoes

Ranch Roasted Potatoes

I love potatoes and I love ranch. So this recipe is one of my favorites. Maybe even THE favorite. You take some delicious red skin potatoes and throw a little Ranch seasoning on them and boom! Party in your mouth! My husband and I lived with his mom for a few years before we got married and bought our own …