• Gluten Free,  Salads,  Vegan

    Spinach And Quinoa Salad with a Lemon Vinaigrette

    This delicious spinach and quinoa salad with lemon vinaigrette is the perfect weeknight side dish, or a meatless Monday dinner, it also makes a delightful vegan lunch! I try to get as much healthy food into my family as possible and with this dish I think I have hit a home run when it comes to the healthy stuff!  There is the quinoa which is known as a superfood, not to mention the spinach, also known as a super food.  The cranberries add a bite and the almonds add a crunch, and the lemon vinaigrette add the perfect amount of zip! One of my favorite things about this salad beside…

  • Gluten Free,  Home,  Snacks

    Easy and Delicious Zebra Caramel Popcorn

    Have you ever had zebra popcorn? For the popcorn lover it is the ultimate popcorn.  Zebra popcorn is caramel popcorn that is drizzled with white and semi-sweet chocolate.  It’s the perfect snack for binge watching your favorite show or to serve at game night with your friends. It’s very addicting! I was buying it at the grocery store more times than I’d like to admit.  So I’ve come up with a homemade version that tastes just like the package stuff, my family says it better! For movie night I make a cone shape out of parchment paper for everyone and let each person fill their own cone. It’s a great…

  • Dinner,  Gluten Free,  Home

    Refried Beans?!?!?

    I’m a bit confused.  Can you tell by the title? I’m making pinto beans from scratch and blending them, but I’m not refrying them.  Yet they are still called refried beans.  See why I’m confused? I think, (I could be wrong) Mexican restaurants would cook pinto beans like I’m doing here.  After the beans were mashed they cook or “fry” them in a pan of lard.  Just to let you know, that is NOT happening in this recipe. Why are we so conditioned to buy cans of refried beans, when they are so darn easy to make? And, in my opinion so much more delicious, and by far more economical when…