Mushroom, Spinach and Red Pepper Quiche

This recipe makes 2 nine inch pies. Great for breakfast, brunch or lunch. You may want to modify this recipe to your liking. I didn’t add any liquids to this because of the large quantity of vegetables I added that lose moisture as they cook. If you like more eggs and cheese, and less veggies,…

Caprese Salad Extraordinaire

As a rule a caprese salad is made with basil, mozzarella, tomatoes, olive oil and salt to represent the Italian flag.  I took some liberty in shaking up the traditional ingredients a bit.  Here is my version of a caprese salad. The smoked mozzarella and lemon juice add a bold yet delicious compliment to the…

Peanut Butter Stuffed Dates with Pizazz

Peanut butter stuffed dates are a somewhat traditional vegetarian snack, at least in the circles I grew up in. I decided to try to jazz up the recipe a little in a new way, and I was very pleased with the result. It’s worth a try. Not only do you get the health benefits of…

Asparagus and Garlic Lovers Scrambled Eggs

Forgive the very elegant paper plates in this picture. Sometimes motherhood makes you enjoy quick and easy clean up. I allowed my daughter to set the table and then all three kids picked up. Only thing to wash after breakfast was the forks. If you read my About page, you remember how I said I…

Shiitake and Asparagus Savory Sauce

This is an absolutely amazing sauce that can be served over a number of dishes. We served it over bean threads for this meal however it could be used over mashed potatoes at thanksgiving dinner, any grain, or in my opinion, it would be incredible over a wild rice blend. The earthy yet bold flavors of…

Seasoned Sweet Potato Steak Fries

A healthy, homemade, alternative to the frozen seasoned potato fries you find in the grocery store. These have healthy oils and spices, and sweet potatoes are rich in vitamin A. This could also be done with regular potatoes if you do not have sweet potatoes. Even if you don’t like sweet potatoes as a rule,…

Refreshing Citrus Infused Water

This is a nice drink to have on a hot summer day while relaxing in the shade. It’s also great in the winter when you’re looking foward to the lazy days of summer. It gives a boost of vitamin C and some decent electrolytes so you can go shovel some more snow and attempt to…

Triple A Sandwich

This is a warm sandwich with lots of green, a nice rustic texture and a slightly tart, and at the same time sweet and buttery flavor. The three A’s in this sandwich are Arugala, Asparagus and Avocado, but there there are other great ingredients as well.  I bend my rules a little with this sandwich…

Cranberry – Orange Oatmeal Cookies!

This cookie recipe is totally vegan, sugar free, wheat free, baking soda free, baking powder free, and yet still a tasty cookie.  They are also a decent source of Omega 3’s. You could eat this for breakfast as it’s not far removed from a bowl of oatmeal. This truly is a healthy cookie that you…

Indian Inspired Chili

We eat a lot of beans in this house. Beans are a very healthy, protein packed food. I never add sugar or other sweeteners to my beans as I prefer savory or spicy dishes.  I am not one for baked beans as a rule. This dish came into existence because I have recently begun soaking…

Grapefruit – Watermelon Mocktail

I was going to post a raspberry chia drink however I discovered my raspberry tea was all used up. I made another chia drink but really wanted to post something with a nice pink color so I decided to make this. I’m glad I did because it’s extremely easy, tasty, refreshing and pretty. My kids…