Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup might not sound like the most exciting recipe in the world, but I promise that this soup is surprisingly delicious. Each time that I have made this, my friends and family members have eyed it suspiciously, but when the take their first bite, they make that sound. You know the one. It’s a cross between a moan of pleasure and mm, the universal sound for this is good. I am tremendously satisfied when a recipe gets this response from people, and Ham, Green Bean, and Potato Soup gets this response every time I make […]
This Creamy Tomato Sauce is one of my new favorites, and I’m looking forward to making this more often during the summer months when I have an abundance of fresh tomatoes available to me. Unlike most of my tomato sauce recipes, this one starts with fresh cherry tomatoes as the base for the sauce. This recipe is something that I have made before, but I’ve never made a vegan version of it until today. I was worried that I would miss the cream and the cheese in the recipe, but these concerns were unwarranted. This version of Creamy Tomato Sauce […]
Sloppy Joes are a family favorite around here, so I couldn’t let a month of vegan meals pass without creating a vegan version of my homemade Sloppy Joe recipe. The funny thing about Sloppy Joes is that even most of the canned sauces are already vegan, so technically, this could be a two ingredient recipe, but since we’re trying to challenge ourselves this month, I decided that we would make our own sauce.
Vegan Steak Chili is another one of those improbable vegan recipes, yet here we are in the midst of our 30 day of vegan, and I’m writing this recipe. I love chili, and today was a very cold day. The weather can’t seem to make up its mind around here. Chili is one of the hearty soup type recipes that my family can agree on, so we decided to make a vegan chili, and because we had the meat substitute, we made a vegan chili with “steak” pieces.
Fajita potatoes weren’t something I intended to make, but in a moment of desperation as I tried to figure out what to make for our vegan dinner, I realized I had everything it took to make fajitas. Instead of using meat, I would use russet potatoes, and since I’m in love with sheet pan dinners, I decided to make my potato fajitas in the oven. This recipe was inspired by two recipes that I recently read. One was for sweet potato fajitas and the other was for oven baked easy chicken fajitas. I didn’t have any sweet potatoes, and we […]
Country Zucchini Casserole is a great way to use up that abundance of zucchini that is almost always prevalent, at some point, during every home gardeners summer. I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for new ways to use up the zucchini harvest from my summer garden. Most years, I have a bumper crop of zucchini. The best crop I ever had was 20 pounds per week, but one year, the zucchini weren’t very productive. That year, we had more crookneck and patty pan squashes, but I suspect that any type of summer squash, or even a mixture […]
Chicken Enchilada Soup with Black Beans and Corn is a simple and delicious soup that ‘s great on these cold Winter evenings. It’s also a figure friendly recipe. We know you’re going to love this new version of Chicken Enchilada Soup with Black Beans and Corn.
Italian Style Tilapia is another sheet pan dinner, but in my case, I prepare it in a 9X13 inch pan. This recipe is very simple. The ingredients are layered in a prepared baking pan before being placed in the oven and baked. The best part is that the Tilapia is baked from the frozen state, so it’s a great dish if you’ve forgotten to thaw the meat for dinner. Italian style tilapia practically prepares itself.
You know that I love the combination of cucumber, onion, and tomatoes in salads. This recipe is a variation on that theme, and this variation is loaded with so much flavor that it is guaranteed to wake up your palate. The Feta cheese ads a hint of tanginess and the crumbly texture lends itself perfectly to this salad. I even created my own vinaigrette to dress this salad.
What do you do when you one have one can of Tuna and a lot of people to serve? Do you run to the store for another one? No! Instead, add something extra to stretch it so that your Tuna Salad for three can become Tuna Salad for 6. This little secret ingredient can also help to stretch your grocery dollars.