Creamy Leek and Potato Pesto Soup

Soup is always a hit or miss with my kids. If there are vegetables or green stuff in their soup chances are it’s a no for them. No matter how many cheesy grilled cheese sandwiches I make as a side… they still aren’t having it. Then it hit me one night when they scarfed down their mashed potatoes that I’ve never tried making them potato soup. Liquid mashed potatoes! To be honest, I don’t love potato soup, I would much […]

Healthy Blondies

Are you asking yourself why these blondies are called “healthy”? The secret ingredient is garbanzo beans! This may sound strange, but you can’t taste the actual beans in these blondies. They still have a little butter, sugar, eggs, and flour, but less of the bad stuff. The beans give them a moist, chewy consistency while the other ingredients mask the taste. Adding beans and blending them into the blondie batter is a great way to add fiber and protein to […]

After School Coconut Milkshake

Smoothies are probably one of my girls favorite after school snacks. I love it because I can make all three of their snacks all at once, instead of dirtying a bunch of dishes. I also love that there is usually some left over for mama to have a snack too! After School Coconut Milkshake Ingredients 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk from a can 4 tb. coconut flavored  greek yogurt 1 tsp. vanilla 2 tb. shredded coconut 1 frozen banana […]

Roasted Tomatillo Salsa

Salsa doesn’t last long in our household. We usually have a handful of jars of homemade salsa in our fridge and 15 opened bags of tortilla chips in the pantry. We are slightly obsessed. Tomatillos have become my new favorite salsa ingredients, especially roasted! The flavor is similar to tomatoes, but more tart. Paired with cilantro and roasted jalapeños, you might find this recipe to be your new go to! Roasted Tomatillo Salsa Recipe Ingredients: 1 pound husked tomatillos 1 […]

Bacon and Leek Quiche

It took me many years to perfect my favorite quiche recipe, always striving for the best texture and flavors. This is my go-to quiche recipe that turns out perfect every time. Quiche is always a nice addition to the breakfast table, but equally nice when paired with a salad for lunch or dinner. I think of baking a quiche in 3 steps: the crust (if you are making it at home), the egg filling, and the vegetables/meat/fish filling. The crust […]

Chocolate, Raspberry, Vanilla Chia Pudding

Sometimes I can’t make up my mind when it comes to choosing a flavor for chia seed pudding. My solution: make three different flavors and layer them in one cup! This layered chia seed pudding dessert is made with chocolate and vanilla almond milk and raspberry jam. For best results, let the pudding stand in the fridge overnight. The chia seeds magically thicken the almond milk creating a delicious pudding-like texture. Chocolate, Raspberry, Vanilla Chia Pudding Ingredients 1/2 banana 1 […]

Curry and Chive Dip

Back in the day, we used to use powder packet dip mixes for parties. Now, we love to make our own dips from scratch. This sour cream-based dip is flavored with curry powder, paprika, garlic, vegetable bouillon and fresh chives. You can serve this curry dip with a tray of vegetables or chips. What about vegetable chips? 🙂 Curry and Chive Dip Recipe Ingredients 1 cup sour cream 1 tbsp curry powder 1 tsp paprika 1 tsp vegetable bouillon 1 […]

Butternut Squash Lasagna

This butternut squash lasagna is a great vegetarian version of this popular layered pasta dish. The layers consist of a creamy, fresh butternut squash purée, a thick white sauce, cheese and lasagna noodles. I always use oven-ready lasagna noodles, which are so much easier since all you have to do is layer them in your baking dish right out of the box. You don’t have to boil them first! Be sure to cover the lasagna with foil for most of […]

Banana Hot Cocoa

My favorite drink on a cool night is hot cocoa. The other day I had the idea of blending a banana with cocoa powder, milk and cinnamon, and warming it up in a pot. I call it, banana hot cocoa! It came out delicious. I love how the banana adds sweetness naturally to this hot cocoa drink. No extra sugar is needed. It also thickens it up, making it nice and creamy. Serve this drink hot right from the pot, […]

Roasted Asparagus Frittata

I love a good egg dish any day of the week, but I don’t think I’ll ever go back to plain eggs again! Roasted veggies in a frittata is a must have, and if you have never made a frittata, have no fear! It is so simple, quick, and tasty! Feel free to add whatever roasted veggies you like, and flavor of cheese. Make it your own! Roasted Asparagus Frittata Ingredients 1 bunch asparagus, roughly chopped 2 tb. butter 4 […]