Quinoa Mac and Cheese

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I wish I had a perpetual stash of these in my refrigerator. I’ve been eating them for lunch for the past couple of days and I truly think I could eat them every day without getting sick of them. They microwave well, they’re healthy, and nicely filling. I put some smoked mozzarella in mine, and […]

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Chicken and Rice Soup

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After all these years of blogging, I can’t believe I haven’t posted a classic chicken and rice soup recipe.   Well here it is!  This is a delicious, simple chicken soup and if you have a rotisserie chicken, the soup will come together in no time.   It’s perfect comfort food for a cold night, or for […]

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Pumpkin Pie Refrigerator Oatmeal

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I mentioned in my last post how much I loved refrigerator oatmeal, and I wasn’t kidding. I have two batches of this pumpkin spice oatmeal marinating in my refrigerator right now. Tomorrow’s breakfast is going to be good!

In the fall, I make these pumpkin muffins quite a bit for the boys. When I first made […]

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Blueberry Maple Refrigerator Oatmeal

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Ok, this is my new favorite breakfast. I’ve made a batch the last three days and I’ll probably throw a batch together tonight for tomorrow morning’s breakfast. It takes mere minutes to throw together if you have the ingredients on hand, and it’s really healthy. I asked one of my sons to try it, and […]

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Mediterranean Eggplant and Barley Salad

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This salad is delicious, but I won’t lie, it’s fairly time-consuming to make.  There are lots of steps, lots of chopping and quite a bit of time needed. This is not something you’re going to throw together on a weekday night after work, unless you’re planning to eat it the next day.

I found this recipe […]

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Baked Oatmeal with Fruit

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Because school just started for the boys, I thought I’d make them a nice healthy breakfast. I learned about Baked Oatmeal with Fruit from a friend who pinned the recipe to her Pintrest board. I adore oatmeal and I love the idea of baking it so you can make it in advance. I actually made […]

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Pinto Bean and Quinoa Sloppy Joes

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In my continued quest to find meals other than PB&J that my vegetarian son will eat, I came across this recipe for vegetarian Sloppy Joes.    I have very fond memories of eating them for lunch in my elementary school cafeteria.  Sloppy Joe day was one of my favorites.

These vegetarian Sloppy Joes are nothing like the […]

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Purslane with Rice

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Here’s another purslane recipe. Purslane was offered for a couple of weeks at my CSA. If you don’t have access to it at your local farmer’s market, you might have some growing in your backyard.  You might have been pulling it up as a weed.   Click here to see what it looks like.

I thought […]

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Quinoa and Avocado Salad with Dried Fruit, Toasted Almonds, and Lemon-Cumin Vinaigrette

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I think I’m going to have to get a better picture of this dish.  I made it the other night when we had some friends over for dinner.   It’s a terrific combination of flavors and textures.   The avocado is smooth and creamy (if it’s ripe), the nuts are crunchy and the fruit chewy.

Here are my […]

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Quinoa with Cilantro, Mint and Lime

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Fresh cilantro, mint and lime have to be three of my favorite summer flavors. Add them to quinoa and they make a tasty side-dish. At least I think so. I can’t say my family agreed.

When I served this the other night, I expected that my husband and I would be the only ones to eat […]

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