Zucchini Carpaccio

Zucchini Carpaccio, Spaghetti Style

I don’t often do raw. Strangely enough, I think it’s incredibly complicated. It should be easy, since nothing gets cooked, right? Wrong. I find raw “cooking” has way too many restrictions for my taste. I’m not saying that I don’t find the concept intiguing or interesting, far from there. In fact, my mom left a […]

Pumpkin Zucchini and Quinoa Muffins-20

Pumpkin, Zucchini and Quinoa Muffins

Before I begin with today’s main event, please allow me to erm… brag a little, and also ask for your help… A little over a month ago, I submitted my Chicken and Sundried Tomato Pasta recipe to Hostel Bookers Recipe Search for their Backpackers Recipe Guide. Well, I am super excited to report that I […]

Apple Quinoa Instant Bake

Apple Quinoa Instant Breakfast Bake

It had been a while since I’d had an Instant “some grain” Bake for breakfast, which is surprising because I like them so very, very much. The thing is, though, they aren’t necessarily what you would call a light breakfast, so I tend to only have them as a post workout breakfast, and pretty often, […]

Ratatouille on Quinoa

Quick Ratatouille on Quinoa

Whenever I cook quinoa, I always make LOTS of extra and then use it in just about everything. I’m surprised I haven’t tried it in a smoothie just yet, but I get the feeling that it will eventually happen, and probably sooner than later! Last week, when my daughter asked me to make my Quinoa […]

Spicy Pumkin Smoothie

Spicy Pumpkin Smoothie

Looks like I’ve REALLY been lovin’ on smoothies lately. Guess you’ve kind of noticed… Surprisingly enough, though, I hadn’t even made a pumpkin version yet. Well, let me tell you, once I got that can of pumpkin puree opened up, I’ve been enjoying one of those babies every single day for the entire week! Do […]

Creamy Mushroom Soup

Creamy Navy Bean, Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup

Right after I finished making this soup, I was standing next to the stove, staring at it and thinking: “Oh my God, this has got to be the scariest, ugliest looking soup that I have ever seen.” Before I started making it, I was envisioning this beautiful, light ivory beige creamy mushroom delight with some […]

Apple Cheesecake Smoothie

Apple Cheesecake Smoothie

As promised last week, after I shared the recipe to my Drinkable Apple Crumble Smoothie, I finally took the time to take a couple of pictures of my second apple smoothie creation, a Drinkable Apple Cheesecake, this time. While pretty similar in taste, I find this one has a lot more “depth” to it. Obviously, […]

Little Energy Bombs

Little Energy Bombs

I haven’t invented anything here… These things are all over the Internet. Having seen them so often and in so many different colors and flavors, I decided I had to give them a try. I mean, they are soooo cute and they look so good! So I just took a shot at it. I didn’t […]

Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Mousse

Healthy Carrot Cake and Cream Cheese Mousse

I’ll be honest, this one here is a case of total flop that miraculously turned out right at the very end. You have no idea how close I came to not even bother with taking pictures. THAT close. Really! This one was an ugly, ugly duck. Think of anything that could go wrong when baking […]

Stripetti Squash

Stripetti Squash “Au Gratin”

I was at the grocery store the other day and I came across these cute little, almost miniature, stripetti squash… They were so cute, so adorable that I had to get some, even though they were not on my list and I had no plan to use them that week. Hey, squash do keep for […]

Spreadable Trail Mix

Spreadable Trail Mix

I think I have a problem… Seriously… I am hooked, totally addicted; Infatuated, even… It’s like, I just can’t get enough! I’m in loooooove! Who’s the lucky guy, you ask? 😮 Well, sorry to disappoint, but, I’m not talking about a man, here. I’m talking about NUT BUTTER! I think I might have a condition, […]

Crispy Oven Baked Chicken Tenders

Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers

I am so excited about this recipe that, even though I have a few waiting in line still, I had to move that one right to the top of the pile. I mean, I’ve tried making oven baked chicken fingers a few times in the past, but I’ve never been so extremely satisfied as I […]