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Food Storage Friday: Wheatberry, Apple, and Cashew Salad with Orange Mustard Dressing

by heather
I adapted this recipe from one I found on I Dare You To Eat It. It made a great cold salad to go with our roasted broccoli and garlic potatoes, but it seems pretty versatile, I'm sure that you can serve it with a variety of meals. Wheatberries are a fast and easy way to add protein and fiber to your meal. If you've never made them before, you can find crockpot instructions here. (Don't worry they're super easy.) It will make 12 cups of wheatberries, which you can bag and freeze for when you are ready Read more [...]

Loaded Baked Potato Soup

by heather
This weekend we had a potluck and after going out of town I had a lot of milk that was close to expiration, plus a lot of potatoes, so I made this soup to share. I adapted it from several that I found online and it turned out pretty good. I'm not going to pretend that this soup is good for you, but it is delicious. Makes 8-10 servings Loaded Baked Potato Soup 2/3 cup butter 2/3 cup flour 7 cups milk 5 large potatoes, baked and cut into quarters 1 cup sour cream 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese 2 Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Easy Baked-Style Beans

by heather
This weeks food storage experiment is inspired by a recipe from the Veganomicon: The Ultimate Vegan Cookbook. Whenever I see instructions that say 'put in the oven for an hour (plus)', I think, 'this is the part where I stick it in my crockpot instead so I don't have to worry about it.' And I changed the ingredients a tad. These beans taste like the 'baked beans' from a can without the super-sweet high fructose corn syrup factor. This one was a hit with my family. Thing 1 was so excited that Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Pesto Risotto with Balsamic- Braised Veggies

by heather
This week I thought I would try something new. Risotto, it sounds so fancy, and from what I hear it brings cheftestants on Food Network Show to tears. I'm not so confident in my skills that I would enter it into a contest, but it was delicious and I definitely would make it again. However, when I finished I realized I forgot the wine. Oops. I think my risotto turned out a little stiffer than it was supposed to, it's supposed to be creamy. This was just yummy pesto flavored rice, next time I must Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Pesto Gnocchi Soup

by heather
Last week when I started browsing through Isa Does It: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week, this was the recipe that I was most excited about trying. Thing 1 looked at the picture in the book and said "Mom, it looks like there are giant bugs in that soup. Gross" How is it that I have been her mother for this long and she has never tried gnocchi? Those are not bugs, those are the best kind of pasta you can get sans cheese! When I lived in Argentina, this pasta Read more [...]

Roasted Potato & Fennel Soup

by heather
The past two weeks, the bountiful basket has included fennel. Fennel is awesome. It has vitamin C, potassium, B vitamins, fiber, calcium and iron. A one cup serving contains 27 calories. Fennel reportedly has medicinal properties, improving digestive health and helping with menstrual cramps. It even makes multiple appearances in Greek mythology, and was used as an award for ancient marathon runners. How would that feel? 'You just ran 25 miles in sandals. You win a VEGETABLE!' I personally would have Read more [...]

Book Review: Vegan with a Vengeance

by heather
This book was recommended to me by a friend, Julie, who as an experiment spent some time as a vegetarian. She said it was the only cookbook that she has ever read while laying in bed. Vegan with a Vengeance : Over 150 Delicious, Cheap, Animal-Free Recipes That Rock is a great resource if you're a beginner to vegetarian recipes. Each recipe includes stories and preparation tips. Isa Chandra Moskowitz, host of the community access vegan cooking show The Post Punk Kitchen, tells interesting and amusing Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Grad School Goodwich

by heather
Awhile ago, my friend Lisa at Idareyoutoeatit.com, posted a recipe for a New York Goodwich wrap. It looks fantastic, but every time I look at it, I think 'But there are so many ingredients, and so much preparation.' I'm a working mom in grad school. These days if a recipe isn't done in the crock pot or in less than 30 minutes, I don't have time for it. I'm sure that my readers can relate. Now I'm certain Lisa's version is delicious, but mine is faster and also delicious. Kudos to her for thinking Read more [...]

Food Storage Friday: Cauliflower Pasta and Cheese

by heather
This week while I trying to find one my recipes I discovered that some of the stuff from my old blog never transferred over. Just as well, originally when I posted it in 2009, I neglected to take a picture, and the recipe has evolved over time. So, from my archives: My husband is allergic to almost all raw vegetables and many cooked veggies too. My kids just generally won't eat them. This makes getting my family to eat well-balanced meals a challenge, too say the least. I thought Deceptively Read more [...]

Nutella-Butterscotch Two-Layer Brownies

by heather
I made these for my lesson yesterday. I found the recipe in a past issue of All You magazine They are very rich, and I don't feel like I could possibly eat more than one at a time, but they are delicious.  I am slightly embarrassed to admit this, but this was my first time every making brownies from scratch. My family and my Young Women inhaled them, so I take that as a good sign. Nutella-Butterscotch Two-Layer Brownies 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar 1 cup coconut oil* 2 large eggs, Read more [...]

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