Chipotle Hummus (Meatless Monday)

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Chipotle Hummus

Today’s Meatless Monday is a recipe for Chipotle Hummus. This spicy version of hummus has just enough heat to make you want more; it’s perfect to have with veggies, as a sandwich spread, or if you’re like me…right off the spoon.  Continue reading

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Kamut Caprese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette (Meatless Monday)

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Kamut Caprese Salad

This week’s Meatless Monday is a recipe for Kamut Caprese Salad…whole grain protein from the Kamut, along with tomato, fresh mozzarella chunks, fresh basil and a quick and easy balsamic vinaigrette. It’s filling, delicious and unbelievably nutritious.  Continue reading

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Pork Burgers – Pecan-Crusted and Apricot Onion Chipotle Stuffed

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Pork Burgers – Pecan-Crusted and Apricot Onion Chipotle Stuffed with Chipotle Mayonnaise

This is a real ham burger! Ground pork is used for this Pork Burgers recipe. They are Pecan-Crusted and stuffed with dried apricot, onion and chipotle in adobo; grilled to perfection, they are the best burger I’ve ever eaten.  Continue reading

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Roast Quail with Rosemary Garlic Fried Polenta and Crispy Brussels Sprout Chips

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Roast Rosemary Quail with Garlic Rosemary Fried Polenta and Crispy Brussels Sprout Chips

Today’s post is for a simple, quick, elegant Autumnal dinner that is perfect for two, or may be increased easily for a crowd. Included are three recipes: Rosemary Roasted Quail, Garlic Rosemary Fried Polenta and Crispy Brussels Sprout Chips. Continue reading

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Carrot Apple Lentil Soup with Herb Goat Cheese (Meatless Monday)

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Carrot Apple Lentil Soup with Herb Goat Cheese

Carrots, tart apples, onions, lentils, sage and thyme combine for this savory/slightly sweet recipe for Carrot Apple Lentil Soup, garnished with herb goat cheese. Hearty and delicious, this soup is perfect for a Meatless Monday meal and is ready for the table in under an hour.  Continue reading

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Cheddar Bacon Horseradish Spread (Fun-Food Friday)

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Cheddar Bacon Horseradish Spread

Sharp Cheddar Cheese is the base for this creamy, dreamy Cheddar Bacon Horseradish Spread recipe; perfect as a spread for crackers or crusty bread, it’s also smooth enough to use as a dip for fresh vegetables (if served at room temperature). Make this for tailgating, ballgame watching, parties, or just to have as a snack. Ready in minutes, it’s a simple, but elegant and delicious addition to your favorite appetizers.  Continue reading

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Pinto Beans Gumbo-Style on Whole Grain Rices (Meatless Monday)

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Pinto Beans Gumbo-Style on Whole Grain Rice Blend

Pinto Beans (in the South aka: Soup Beans) are transformed in a Gumbo-Style with this simple meatless Pinto Beans Gumbo-Style recipe, served on whole grain rices. It’s nutritious, it’s delicious, and it’s a great variation of a Southern classic.  Continue reading

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The Kitchen Renovation is Complete!

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Announcing a Short Hiatus for Kitchen Renovations

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The “before” picture of my kitchen…”after” pictures coming soon. I hope.

My long-awaited kitchen renovations begin tomorrow, so I’ll be away from the website for a bit while I assist our builder and friend (Jack, of potato salad fame) with the remodel. I hope to be back very soon. In the meantime, I’ll be posting favorite recipes from my archives on my Facebook page. If you don’t already follow me there, do. P~

 

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Herb Summer Squash “Pasta” with Spinach, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Walnuts (Meatless Monday)

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Herb Summer Squash Pasta

It looks like pasta, it tastes like pasta, but it’s really summer squash. Herb Summer Squash Pasta with Spinach, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes and Walnuts is made with overgrown squash cut in a spiral cutter. Don’t have a spiral cutter? I show you two different ways to make it with readily available kitchen tools! Perfect for Meatless Monday, or any ol’ time!  Continue reading

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