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liveGfree Southwest Vegetarian Tamale Bites Review

liveGfree Southwest Vegetarian Tamale Bites Review

A couple of months ago I bought the liveGfree Southwest Vegetarian Tamale Bites at Aldi’s when they were on special.  I didn’t try them until last month when I was looking for a quick lunch to make while Jenson napped.  I was at the point […]

Sweet and Spicy Squash

I wanted to post this before Thanksgiving because it makes a fab Thanksgiving side dish (as a matter of fact, I made it again for that – but didn’t take pictures).  As usual of late, things don’t get done when I think they will.  But […]

Quick Homemade Refried Beans

Quick Homemade Refried Beans

Last week I was dying for quesadillas almost everyday.  We didn’t really have any dinner plans and Lo said “go make yourself a dang quesadilla”.  Just kidding that’s from Napoleon Dynamite.  We had hot dogs one night and I didn’t really like them, so while […]

Cabbage and Cheddar Gratin

Cabbage and Cheddar Gratin

Two years ago I didn’t think I had any use for cabbage, except for an occasional garnish on fish tacos.  I was participating in an CSA that year, I got a head of cabbage in my bag and had no idea what to do with […]

Fall Pumpkin Risotto

Fall Pumpkin Risotto

I’ve been craving risotto and it seemed like the perfect time of the year to make pumpkin risotto.  Arborio rice, or risotto rice, is naturally gluten-free and cooks up like pasta (think orzo, but creamy), so it’s a perfect ingredient to use.  Initially, I wanted […]

Grilled Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Grilled Zucchini Ribbon Salad

During zucchini season I often buy zucchini without any plan for it.  Days go by and I realize that I still don’t have a plan and I don’t want it to go bad.  Once when this happened this summer I decided to use it for […]

1st Place Quinoa Burger

1st Place Quinoa Burger

A grocery store in our area had a burger contest that a friend of ours entered.  He didn’t win, but he got the recipe for the 1st place winner in the Veggie Burger category and said it was amazing.  Kelley gave me the recipe for […]

Fiesta Quinoa

Fiesta Quinoa

I needed something quick to make for dinner tonight to serve with some frozen haddock from Trader Joe’s that I had thawed.  I considered rice but it would take 40+ minutes to cook.  I realized it was a perfect night for quinoa since it only […]

Cheese & Spinach Stuffed Portobellos

I made this in May, so it doesn’t count towards my no-oven August challenge.  We have finally figured out that we love portobellos!  Cheese & Spinach-Stuffed Portobellos Adapted from EatingWell:  March/April 2009 4 large portobello mushroom caps 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper, […]

Spinach Cheese Balls

I made these gluten-free for a 4th of July party this year and they were good – even though I overbaked them slightly.  I did mix them up a couple of days ahead and froze until the day of the party.  I served these with […]