• Appetizers,  Breakfast,  Dessert,  Dinner,  Salads,  Sides,  Soups & Bisques,  Vegan

    10 Fall Recipes You Should Be Eating

    Fall is here!  Daylight hours are getting shorter and the evening air is crisper.  The sunsets, the incredible sunsets this time of year!  Get those chunky cable knit sweaters out of hiding because Fall is upon us!  Brittle brown leaves falling from the trees that crunch when stepped on.  These are just of few of my favorite things. I find myself grabbing a hot cup of coffee and sitting by the fire reading my cookbooks like they are novels.  Do you ever do that? I get my brightly colored post it’s out and mark all the fall recipes that I intend to make for my family.  I probably actually make…

  • 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…

  • Home,  Soups & Bisques,  Vegan

    Golden Red Lentil Soup

    Nothing tastes better on a cold day than a bowl of steamy hot soup, like this Golden Red Lentil Soup!  It keeps your insides warm and your taste buds happy.  Pair the soup with crusty bread and all I can say is YUM! Did you know that some health experts consider lentils the single most healthiest food?  Some of the health benefits of the beautiful little lentil are; lowering cholesterol (and we could all use that), rich in dietary fiber, Iron for energy, and lowers blood sugar, just to name a few.  It’s a super food, one that is easy to make and tastes delicious! Lentils come in a variety…

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    Black Bean Soup

    One of my favorite things to eat for lunch or dinner on a cold day is black bean soup! I guess it all goes back to when I was working in Newport Beach, California. There was this little restaurant tucked away in between industrial offices in the harbor.  It was a hard to find place if you hadn’t been there with someone who knew where they were going.  You had to walk through the kitchen in order to get to the 8 tables on the back patio area, which was the only area to sit.  There was an elderly woman who was the waitress. (I’m sure she was also the…