Arugula with Roasted Beets and Clementines

Life has been a bit of a rollercoaster lately.  The seasons are changing, and so are our lives.  Minda is starting her first year of preschool.  I am so happy for her, but at the same time I will miss spending our days together, visiting the zoo and going to the playground.  She has been myContinue reading “Arugula with Roasted Beets and Clementines”

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”

Quinoa and Poblano Stuffed Acorn Squash

Old Man Winter has finally caught us in his grasp.  The ground is covered with fresh snow; it is time for some comfort food.  Roasted winter squash is a quintessential cold weather food.  The delicate sweet flesh warms my soul.  I know many people add sugar or maple syrup to acorn squash when roasting it,Continue reading “Quinoa and Poblano Stuffed Acorn Squash”

Blue Corn Blueberry Muffins

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day.  When I wake up food is usually one of the first things I think about, that and coffee.  I usually want something light and slightly sweet for breakfast, and I am always trying to make breads and pastries that are a little healthier than the norm.   I really like muffins because there are so many combos of fruit,Continue reading “Blue Corn Blueberry Muffins”

Game Day Vegetarian Chili

One of the things I love about this time of year is watching football.  At our house we make LSU games an event.  Every Saturday we make sure that our schedule is clear for game time, and then we say, “what are we going to cook for the game?”  So of course we were thrilled that LSU madeContinue reading “Game Day Vegetarian Chili”

Carrot Habanero Soup

I kinda have a carrot soup obsession.  It started one weekend last fall in Banff when we stopped in the Wildflour Bakery for lunch.  In addition to the fantastic brownies and whole wheat chocolate chip cookies, I had the yummiest bowl of carrot soup.  Since then I have been making carrot ginger soup at home on a weeklyContinue reading “Carrot Habanero Soup”