New Mexico Vegetable “Mock” Chili Enchilada

New Mexico Vegetable "Mock" Chili Enchilada

One of our neighbors introduced us to a non-vegetarian version of this dish. We loved the flavor of the spices she selected and wanted to make this in a vegetarian version to share with all of you. If your garden is offering an abundance of zucchini, squash, peppers, tomatoes, etc. this dish is perfect for highlighting any number of these vegetables in it. Continue reading

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Mediterranean-style Rice Pasta

Mediterranean-style Rice Pasta

This is a simple and very easy to make vegetarian lunch, or dinner.  Especially, when you are in a hurry. It can be made in less than half an hour, and fits the bill for a quick bite of lunch,  during one of our very busy days here at home.  You could use any number of vegetables for this dish, so don’t let a lack of a particular vegetable stop you from making this dish. Continue reading

Curried Vegetable Medley

Curried Vegetable Medley

Owing to the fact that we have not posted anything for Meatless Monday movement in a while, we thought it would be nice to provide a quick recipe inspiration, something that is fast, easy, and has several different delicious ways of serving it.  Meatless Monday is encouraging everyone to exclude meat on at least one day of the week (Monday). We think this is fantastic and very easy for most people to follow. It is one small step you can take towards going green, becoming healthier, as well as helping the environment, all while exploring the many different delicious meat free dishes out there. Check out Meatless Monday’s website and let yourself be inspired by the many recipes contributed by participating food bloggers. Continue reading

Coconut Milk with Chia Seeds

Coconut Milk with Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have been a welcome addition to some of our morning breakfasts for a long time now. One of our favorite ways to prepare them is using coconut milk, or fresh almond milk. We were first introduced to the almond milk version in a raw food, gluten free and vegetarian  restaurant in Seattle called Thrive. Check out their website here.

Chia seeds, botanically known as “salvia hispanica,” are a member of the mint family. Continue reading

Acai Pear Banana Protein Smoothie

Acai Pear Banana Protein Smoothie

Going through so many sleepless night lately, we were feeling the need for a little extra protein in our diet. Rice protein is generally well tolerated by most people and provides a great alternative if you are looking to avoid dairy. This recipe has supported us well during our very intensive care of Simba, during his last weeks of life. If you are in need for more energy, do experiment with green smoothies or protein smoothies to supplement your diet. Let us know, what your favorite smoothies are. Again, this recipe requires only a few basic ingredients. Continue reading

Spinach-Ginger-Pear Smoothie

Spinach-Ginger-Pear Smoothie - Green Smoothie

Green smoothies are still one of our favorites and we encourage you to give them a try. The combinations of greens, fruits and vegetables are truly limitless. Just pick your own favorites and a reasonably powerful blender and give it a try. We just upgraded to a Ninja blender, which is very affordably priced, and really love it. A Blendtec or Vitamix would be nice, but the Ninja works very, very well and we quite love working with it. The recipe on our most favorite list at the moment is quite simple. Continue reading

A Celebration of Chocolate

A Celebration of Chocolate - Ingredients for Hot Chocolate

This month marks the one year anniversary of our blog. We decided to commemorate this momentous occasion with a story about a food that most people are extremely passionate about — chocolate!

As the weather patterns are readying themselves for winter and are becoming more erratic throughout the country, the temperatures begin to dip rather low. This is a time when many of us struggle to adapt to these changes. Warming foods and drinks are making their way back into our kitchens, beckoning us to invite family and friends to stay awhile. Continue reading