Tagged with vegetarian

Perfect Holiday Appetizer – Stuffed Mushrooms

Perfect Holiday Appetizer – Stuffed Mushrooms

We had a cookie exchange with a very special group of ladies this past weekend!  We each brought our cookie plus a “pupu”, the Hawaiian way for saying appetizer :)   I went to Annie’s Eats for inspiration, as I always love her recipes!  This one did not disappoint.  I’ve always loved eating stuffed mushrooms, … Continue reading

Cannellini Bean “Meatballs” and a winner!

Cannellini Bean “Meatballs” and a winner!

We had a great, relaxing family weekend!  Birthday party, football games, church, and some shopping.  Also, this little guy decided to roll over!  At first I thought it was a fluke that he had turned onto his stomach, but then he did it again the next day…it’s so cute to watch him kicking his legs … Continue reading

Adventures in Cheesemaking – Homemade Mozzarella

Adventures in Cheesemaking – Homemade Mozzarella

Ever since I read Animal Vegetable Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, I’ve been dying to make my own mozzarella.  The book chronicles the author’s move to a farm in Virginia with her family, and their attempt to make and grow their own foods, and buy local ingredients for everything else.  They farmed and ate what was in … Continue reading

Homemade Basil Salt

Homemade Basil Salt

I have so much basil in my garden.  This coming from a girl who killed pretty much every plant I ever touched!  My secret…The Grow Box.  It’s essentially a two piece box with water in the bottom compartment and soil/plants in the top.  The water gets wicked upwards by the soil and feeds the plants. … Continue reading

Homemade Cashew Butter

Homemade Cashew Butter

I love the idea of making things from scratch.  Don’t get me wrong, I use a lot of convenience foods, but I’m trying to make an effort to bake my own bread, english muffins, and pizza dough, make my own pudding mix, ice cream, greek yogurt, strawberry jam, and now make my own peanut butter…or cashew butter as … Continue reading

Skinny Basil Pesto

Skinny Basil Pesto

Happy Friday everyone!  I am SO happy it’s Friday.  It’s been kind of a rough week.  For some reason, I’ve just been feeling a little low this week – perhaps because of lack of sleep and maybe some post-partum blues.  Ryan likes to wake up every 2-3 hours at night to feed, and while I … Continue reading

Cilantro Lime Quinoa with Shrimp

Cilantro Lime Quinoa with Shrimp

My mom had recently made a quinoa lasagna (recipe to come), and had some quinoa leftover, so this is what I came up with!  This is a great dish to take for lunch or for a light end of summer dinner! I’m sure you all know how healthy quinoa is – but here are some … Continue reading

Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip

Skinny Caramelized Onion Dip

We are home from the hospital and loving these first few days with our son, Ryan!  The delivery and hospital stay were amazing (details to come), and now we are settling into life at home with two kids!! Malia LOVES Ryan…she is always trying to hug and kiss him, stroke his head, and telling him … Continue reading