Roasted Butternut and Pear Soup with Pepitas

Lately I am so comfortable with my daily routine that I am afraid I am getting into a rut.  I used to thrive on newness and adventure, but since having another baby, I am weary about switching up our routine, fearful of the effect it may have on her.  This has carried over into myContinue reading “Roasted Butternut and Pear Soup with Pepitas”

Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins

I had ambitious plans for this past weekend.  I planned on getting the house perfectly clean and organized from top to bottom, running a bunch of errands, and going on a long run.  Instead I spent the weekend at home, only braving the snowy weather to grab some groceries.  I only did one short run,Continue reading “Whole Wheat Spiced Pumpkin Muffins”

Clean Dirty Rice and Roasted Mixed Beans

Here in Canada it is Family Day, which is a holiday dedicated to spending time with your family, but half a continent away there is a major party in progress.  It’s time for Mardi Gras! Matt and I lived in Baton Rouge for three years while he was in grad school at LSU, and  I lovedContinue reading “Clean Dirty Rice and Roasted Mixed Beans”

Sweet Potato Tacos in Black Bean Tortillas

This Monday morning started out pretty typical.  I had soaked some black beans the night before, and had just put them on to boil.  I did my usual half hour of yoga, then came back and covered my beans to cook for a couple of hours.  Matt kissed me good-bye and rushed out the doorContinue reading “Sweet Potato Tacos in Black Bean Tortillas”

Roasted Chickpea Tacos with Citrus Slaw

Usually by the end of January in Texas I would be looking forward to the soon onset of spring and warming temperatures, but here in Calgary winter has a way of dragging on way too long.  It really does not stop me though from day dreaming about the day when I will be running around theContinue reading “Roasted Chickpea Tacos with Citrus Slaw”

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Flax Pancakes with Maple Pecan Syrup

Yipee! It is the weekend once again!  Matt’s cousin is coming to visit us from Oklahoma, and even though we do not have any definite plans, I am sure we will be really busy seeing and doing all of the glorious things there are to do in and around Calgary (or as many as weContinue reading “Whole Wheat Pumpkin Flax Pancakes with Maple Pecan Syrup”

Southwestern Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole

The Super Bowl is coming up in less than two weeks, and that means lots of partying and grazing around the buffet table.  There is nothing more Texan than grilling some big juicy burgers and watching football on Sundays. Even though we may be watching the game (I don’t know who I am rooting for, but I will let you knowContinue reading “Southwestern Black Bean Burgers with Guacamole”