Kabocha and black bean chili

Kabocha and Black Bean Chili

This is only the second time I’ve picked up a kabocha squash.

The first being in 2011 and I can’t believe it. It’s been 2 years almost to the day! This is one of the things I love about blogging: the ability to go back in time. I would have never guessed it’s been 2 years.

Anyway, I picked one up last week without a plan, thinking it would inspire me one day. Read the rest of this post »»

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Roasted Eggplant andRoasted Eggplant and Tomato Soup Tomato Soup

Roasted Eggplant & Tomato Soup

Have you ever just cooked something and then been shocked at the result? In a good way?

I made this soup on a complete whim this weekend and I’m now in love with it. In LOVE! I just finished the last bowl and I can’t lie, I’m sad. There’s no doubt I will be making it again VERY soon. Read the rest of this post »»

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Spinach Egg Cake Breakfast [video]

I’m not sure if you know, but I (inconsistently) keep a food journal on MyFitnessPal. I also use it now for most, if not all, of my nutritional calculations.

Since keeping it, I’ve had a few questions about what I eat, especially with my consistent breakfast of 2 eggs, 1 cup of spinach and 1 tablespoon of bacon bits. Read the rest of this post »»

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Spicy "Noodle" bowl with Peanuts and Cilantro

Spicy ‘Noodle’ Bowl With Peanuts and Cilantro

This may be my new favorite way to eat spaghetti squash and I just came up with it!

I roasted a whole spaghetti squash this weekend so I would have it cooked and ready to go in the fridge. As with most things, a little planning goes a long way. Having cooked squash on hand can be a real life saver, especially when you want to whip up a quick lunch. Read the rest of this post »»

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Sorghum Black Bean Salad with Spinach and Cilantro

Sorghum Black Bean Salad With Spinach and Cilantro

One of my goals with this blog is to show you how easy it is to make light, tasty meals at home with everyday “normal” ingredients. But I also want to inspire you (and myself) to try new things. That’s what today’s post is all about.

I never, EVER, heard of sorghum before. The only reason it’s in my house is because Bob’s Red Mill send me a sample. Read the rest of this post »»

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Top Your Winter Squash Soup With Cheese and Bacon!

Last week I decided to buy a whole pumpkin for the sole purpose of eating instead of jack-o-lantern carving. This concept is quite new to me. For as long as I can remember pumpkins came in two kinds: The kind you carve and the kind that comes out of a can.

It was actually my experiments with other winter squashes (butternut, spaghetti, delicata, and kabocha) that gave me the courage to buy a whole pumpkin for roasting. Read the rest of this post »»

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Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie

Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie

Yesterday I just wasn’t in the mood for my typical breakfast of eggs. Normally I whip up a quick omelet or grab a hard-boiled egg or two out of the fridge. But yesterday what I really wanted was something sweet and chocolaty. So I decided to blend up a smoothie. Read the rest of this post »»

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LaaLoosh Inspired Spicy Thai Dressing

LaaLoosh-Inspired Spicy Thai Dressing

A few weeks ago LaaLoosh interviewed me for their site and shared one of my favorite recipes, Zucchini and Spaghetti Squash LasagnaClick here to read the interview.

While skimming their site, this recipe for Thai Shrimp Salad caught my attention. I’m fairly new to Thai flavors and LOVE them but rarely get a chance to indulge. It’s slightly out of The Husband’s ethnic food comfort zone so we don’t often. Read the rest of this post »»

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Using Leftovers: Cheesesteak Spinach Salad

All the cheesy awesomeness of a Philly cheesesteak on a fresh bed of baby spinach. Why hadn’t I thought of this before? It was simply delicious and I didn’t even miss the ketchup! (I’m ketchup obsessed for those who don’t know.) Read the rest of this post »»

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Canned Potatoes and Green Peppers

There are quite a few things I always have on hand for those times you just can’t make it to the grocery and canned potatoes are one of them.

I know what you’re thinking… canned potatoes??

Ew. Read the rest of this post »»

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Using Leftovers: Pork and Sweet Potato Fried Rice

Using Leftovers: Pork and Sweet Potato Fried Rice

I wasn’t planning on sharing this but then it turned out so good I snapped a few photos and here I am.

I’m hoping it gives you a few ideas on using leftovers in a new way. Read the rest of this post »»

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