Salad · Sides · vegetable

Not Your Mama’s Four-Bean Salad

Sweet rice. Hot fried chicken. Jambalaya. Squash patties. Potato salad. Those are all foods that my mom makes that are my favorite. The list is much, much longer though. Trash cake, Francine salad, cherry pie, gumbo, chicken fried steak...like I said, it's a pretty long list. I'm sure I get my culinary traits from my mom. We… Continue reading Not Your Mama’s Four-Bean Salad

Sides · vegetable · vegetarian

Spinach & Artichoke Twice-Baked Potatoes

Appetizers are probably the greatest food invention of all time. Seriously, hear me out on this one. Appetizers are basically a prelude to the big musical number. They're the opening monologue of a play that sets the tone for the rest of dinner. Appetizers are the introduction to a meal, and first impressions mean everything.  If there… Continue reading Spinach & Artichoke Twice-Baked Potatoes

Sides · vegetable

Spring Vegetable & Quinoa Salad

Up until this point, I refused to cave to the supreme commercialization of the strange ancient grain that is quinoa. I would see it everywhere I went. People proclaimed it a "super food" and tried to promote it as better than pasta. Food blogs, magazines, and menus quickly began to become overrun with quinoa recipes. Whatever, I thought. All of… Continue reading Spring Vegetable & Quinoa Salad

Chicken · dinner · Paleo · vegetable

Chicken & Veggie Skillet Dinner

Sometimes, all you want for dinner is something that you can make with one pan and one pan only. There's nothing worse than preparing a recipe and finding out you have to use 10 different pots, pans, bowls, and plates. Where's the fun in that?! You'll spend the rest of your evening doing dishes instead… Continue reading Chicken & Veggie Skillet Dinner

soup · vegetable

Tuscan Roasted Cauliflower Soup

We've made it to the end of October! Granted, there are a few days left of this glorious month, but still. November and Thanksgiving---and then Christmas!---are right around the corner. Guess what other milestone we're celebrating today? Our first soup recipe of the season! There's a cool nip in the air, and I've got a few pumpkin… Continue reading Tuscan Roasted Cauliflower Soup