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Fall Mexican Rice Bowls

These Fall Mexican Rice Bowls are an easy recipe that I put together a few weeks ago. I was chatting with Chef Connie Guttersen about putting together a new, simple family meal idea. Connie challenged me to create a recipe that aimed for simple, easy, and everyday. She suggested that I develop a recipe that contained …

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black bean mexican pizza recipe

Black Bean Mexican Pizza

Three of my favorite things: Black Beans, Mexican, and Pizza all in one recipe. I knew from the start that this was going to be a quick favorite around here. There’s nothing gourmet about it. But sometimes that’s not what I’m craving. In fact, I’d been craving ooey, gooey, cheesy Mexican all week and this …

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black bean and sweet potato chili

Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili

Black beans, sweet potatoes, fire roasted salsa, and poblanos pair with black beans in this hearty, easy meatless Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili. Click HERE to save this recipe for Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili! Sweet Potato Black Bean Chili Recipe I’m tempted to call this “Emergency Black Bean Chili” because we definitely had an “emergency” …

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Feta Month Round-Up

saladIt’s been a great month experimenting with feta in new recipes and hearing all about what you like to use feta for best. I hope you’ve enjoyed the chance at the giveaways every Friday! Some of my top highlights from the past month: It was great to go out of my routine and try feta …

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Vegetarian Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers

These Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers are a great updated Vegetarian Stuffed Pepper version of the classic Stuffed Bell Pepper Recipe. I remember eating stuffed bell peppers as a child. Ours were usually stuffed with a Mexican ground beef, rice and cheese mixture. Consider these Quinoa Stuffed Bell Peppers an updated version of that classic recipe …

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Chicken Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

Chicken Tortilla Soup

It has been so cold here lately. Days where it “warms up” to temperatures in the 30’s, but the sun is bright and shining, which only makes you feel worse because it doesn’t look like it should be cold at all. Days where you need warm, fuzzy socks on your feet at all times. Kids …

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Nachos with Zucchini and Black Beans

Zucchini Nachos

It must still be summer here, because I’m still cranking out zucchini from the garden and trying to figure out how to incorporate it into meals without getting sick of it. From pasta with chicken, to pasta with shrimp, to muffins, and more, zucchini has definitely had a frequent spot on our menu this summer. …

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crispy black bean tacos

Crispy Black Bean Tacos

Sometimes you are hungry for dinner and you want it fast. Or maybe you don’t want a big mess to clean up, lots of pots and pans to wash, lots of ingredients to buy. Whatever the case may be, these tacos are great. It’s been a while since I’ve made tacos for dinner. Having a …

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Easy Tortellini Minestrone

Tortellini Soup

This started out as a very simple recipe – just the broth, tomatoes, spinach, and tortellini. I thought it sounded yummy and easy, but I couldn’t resist making it a bit more of a meal. It was still incredibly fast, and simple to make. Great for a busy weeknight, or a day like today where …

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Halloween Chili

My mom used to always make Chili for dinner on Halloween. Now that I’m a mom I’m realizing that she probably did that because Chili is easy. And can be made ahead. And kids usually like it. So, I’ve been making Chili for dinner on Halloween for the past few years too. I think I …

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