Sides & Salads

Strawberry Mixed Greens Salad with Chia Balsamic Dressing

Thumbnail image for Strawberry Mixed Greens Salad with Chia Balsamic Dressing May 25, 2015

I love a good salad, and what better way to celebrate the start of summer than this strawberry mixed greens salad with chia balsamic dressing. Sure, the title is a mouthful, but so are the incredible flavors in this salad! Strawberries and balsamic vinegar are already known for being a fabulous combination, but I wanted […]

Read More →

Quinoa Pizza Bites

Thumbnail image for Quinoa Pizza Bites April 7, 2015

Pizza in any way, shape or form is welcomed by me, and most kids. Anything that reminds me of pizza makes me very happy. That’s why I love these quinoa pizza bites. I’ve seen some variations on Pinterest and wanted to come up with my own version. I love that these are gluten-free (just be […]

Read More →

Easy Carrot Soup

Thumbnail image for Easy Carrot Soup November 22, 2014

With just a short list of ingredients, you have a very delicious, and easy, carrot soup. If your grocery stores are like mine, they’re stocked with huge bags of carrots, at a very reasonable price. Why not stock up, and make soup, and freeze it to enjoy all winter? Sounds like a plan to me! […]

Read More →

Fall Harvest Salad

Thumbnail image for Fall Harvest Salad November 15, 2014

  I love the hearty flavors of fall. Squash especially. If you’ve never tried kabocha squash, here’s a great recipe to try it in. I called it a fall harvest salad, as almost everything that goes in it reminds me of fall, even down to the touch of cinnamon, nutmeg and cloves in the dressing. […]

Read More →

Chicken Pear Pecan Sandwich with Three Mushroom Soup

Thumbnail image for Chicken Pear Pecan Sandwich with Three Mushroom Soup November 5, 2014

Warm soup with a sandwich on the side is my kind of fall lunch. Toasted gluten free bread, and mushroom soup that is homemade with no can in sight. Personally, I’ve never been a fan of cream of mushroom soup (from a can). It doesn’t even compare to this three mushroom soup made with fresh […]

Read More →

Black Bean Summer Salad

Thumbnail image for Black Bean Summer Salad August 12, 2014

Sometimes the best things are created from what you have on hand. This was the case when I made this delicious salad. I wanted to make a quick salad for lunch, but didn’t want it to be lettuce based. I always have some canned beans on hand, and I love black beans because they taste […]

Read More →