Baked Oatmeal

Breakfast is supposedly the most important meal of the day, but it usually gets the least amount of thought and time. I almost never have a cooked breakfast on a week day morning – it’s always a rushed bowl of cereal right before I run out the door for work. And yet, I wish I…

Pasta Alfredo with Mushrooms and Peas

When I first went vegan, I thought for sure that I’d have to give up creamy sauces like alfredo. I never even imagined that I would be able to eat, let alone cook!, something so creamy and wonderful. Once I started looking further into vegan cooking methods, I learned that you can make cheesy sauces…

Slow Cooker Black Bean Tortilla Soup

This is the winter of soups for me! I have been working on developing so many different soups that can be made in the slow cooker and ready as soon as we walk in the door for those cold winter nights . It feels like you can’t really call yourself a real cook until you’ve…

Sweet Potato Toast

I’m jumping on the bandwagon for this beautiful little trend. I was so pleasantly surprised by this fad that I want to shout it from the rooftops. If you want to go low carb or no carb but still want to eat a warm piece of toast in the morning with melty butter/ nutella/ peanut…

Escarole Soup

Escarole Soup is basically Italian Wedding Soup but without the mini meatballs. It’s a very simple one-pot-meal, and only has three main elements that you basically can’t mess up: escarole, broth, pasta.  Throughout the cooking process, the broth gets enriched with all the wonderful nutrients and depth of flavor from the escarole. If you’ve never…

French Onion Soup in Bread Bowls

It’s definitely cozy soup weather, and what’s cozier than a BREAD BOWL?? Sorry to all of the gluten free folks out there but hot dang do I love bread. It’s like the most comforting food that ever existed, especially when it’s filled with hot, sweet french onion soup and topped with melted (dairy-free) cheese? I’ve…

Corn Casserole

Sweet Corn Casserole is like dessert, but socially acceptable to eat at dinner time. Paula Deen is the queen of this southern comfort food. This recipe was inspired by Living Well’s Paula Deen copycat recipe. It’s the kind of dish that tastes so good you can’t believe it could be so simple to make. It…

Raw Lasagna

Okay. So I took a little chance here and got fancy. I don’t really follow “raw” diets and have never considered trying one, but I was feeling creative and healthy and decided to try a “raw” lasagna as a new dish. It turned out so good – and it was a huge hit with hubs….

Easy Three Bean Chili

Slow Cooker to the rescue! That should be my new mantra.  I seriously love this amazing appliance. I love that the apartment smells wonderful when I get home from work, I love that I have a hot cooked meal on the table in just minutes, and I love that it’s a VERY easy clean up!…

Sausage Bake

Sausage Bake was a staple casserole dinner in my household when I was a kid. We must have had it once a week for a good few years, most likely because it was cheap and convenient for my mom to prep ahead and put in the oven on time bake. During our middle school and…