Recipes and Food

Not Refried Beans

I love Mexican food, but as a vegetarian it can be hard to find Mexican food that I can eat.  Even the simplest bean and cheese burrito usually includes lard or other meat products. The lard alone should turn off anyone who is serious about good health, vegetarian or not. So how about a recipe […]

6 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Dairy Intake

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ProgressIsPerfection #CBias #CollectiveBias As a vegetarian, I try my best to maintain a plant-based diet. Dairy is still a part of my diet, but I am working to reduce my dairy intake. I am not dairy-free yet, but I have […]

20 Vegetarian Whole30 Recipes

I usually do pretty good sticking to healthy living practices. However, put some brownies in front of me and I lose all control. Like many of you, I realize I need to start from scratch, so I’m doing a vegetarian Whole30. My biggest struggle has been finding vegetarian meals since most of the recipes out […]

Tropical Rice Krispies Treats

I never really ate Rice Krispies treats until I was an adult. These sweet treats were not something that we ate in my home when I was growing up and so I do not make them for my family very often. However, my kiddos love Rice Krispies treats and so we have been experimenting with […]

5 Gourmet Popcorn Recipes for Family Movie Night

Movies and popcorn go together like, well, movies and popcorn. It’s one of those relationships that just seems natural. I will eat popcorn almost any way you can make it. I like it smothered in butter, plain from an air popper, or salted, but sometimes I like to get a little fancy with this high fiber […]

Classic Potato Salad

I grew up eating white potato salad and it is one of my all-time favorite comfort foods. It reminds me of family gatherings, parties, and picnics and it makes me feel happy. I am not a fan of yellow potato salad at all and you will never catch me serving it. Why would I when […]

5 Tips for a Successful Meatless Monday

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #MyWayToVeg #CollectiveBias Meatless Monday is growing in popularity with more and more meat-eating people committing to go meat-free one day a week. Motivation varies from trying to make healthier choices to reducing one’s impact on the environment. I hope […]

Family Dinners, Italian Style

Compensation was provided by Bertolli Frozen Meals. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions of Bertolli Frozen Meals. Italian food is one of my favorite things to eat. Eating Italian food has always seemed like a special occasion to me. I think it is just inherent […]

Red Sea Party Punch

Football season is in full swing and in celebration I’ve joined a group of bloggers from all over the country — all of whom are big football fans — to bring you football-inspired recipes this season. Last month we shared our favorite tailgating recipes, and now we are sharing more than 60 recipes for celebrating […]

Grilled Asparagus

With the official start of football season around the corner, it’s time to tailgate. Sundays are so much better this time of the year! To celebrate, I joined a group of 64 bloggers (two for each team) from all over the country to bring you recipe ideas for a terrific football party. Click on their links at […]

Caramel Apple Snack Mix

Fall is my favorite time of year.  I love the colors, flavors, and holidays of fall. To celebrate autumn, I whipped up a fun and tasty recipe to share with you all. This caramel apple snack mix is simple, easy, and delicious. There are only five ingredients: Cheerios, dried apples, peanuts, caramel bits, and cinnamon. Scroll […]

Tomato Sandwich with Dill Mayo

Growing up, one of my favorite sandwiches was the tomato sandwich. My mom used to make them with tomatoes and sandwich spread, adding cheese most of the time. As I grew up, my tastes changed and I altered her version a little; I use mayo with dill and never add cheese. This is such a […]