Vegetarian Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

vegetarian Thanksgiving menu ideas

Traditional Thanksgiving dinners are great. I look forward to them every year as it gives me an excuse to make green bean casserole and stuffing. Every now and then I'll grab a honey-glazed ham and sometimes, if I have to, I'll make a turkey. But as my family and friends have evolved, so have their food preferences. Some of them are gluten-free, some follow the paleo diet, … [Read more...]

Loaded Nachos with Beefless Ground

loaded nachos

My family loves Mexican food. We've consumed our fair share of fajitas from El Agave and one more than a few occasions have used the kitchen island to set up a taco bar. We also love meat, especially red meat. But in my quest to be a positive role model for my daughter, I started making small changes to improve my overall health. I have restricted myself to one can of … [Read more...]

Black Eyed Pea and Corn Dip

black eyed pea and corn dip

Zoo dip. That's what my boyfriend and brother called this. You see, neither one is very cultured when it comes to food and if they don't see a chunk of meat or a potato, they get a bit confused. At first I took offense, after all, it's hard work throwing things into a bowl and mixing them together (that would be sarcasm) but then I got the last laugh because the two of … [Read more...]

4 Ingredient Roasted Corn and Black Beans

black beans and roasted corn taco bar

Last week I shared with you an easy way to celebrate Cinco de Mayo. I like to do a simple taco bar with all of the traditional fixins plus a few items that are a little bit more unique. One item that has been a continued hit is my simple 4 ingredient roasted corn and black beans. The great thing about this recipe is you can treat it as a side dish, or you can add it to … [Read more...]