Chipotle Chicken and Chard Chili

How is that for an alliterate recipe title? So thanks to Lacey’s response on my “how to use these veggies” post, I discovered a great new-to-me recipe from Giada of the Food Network. Of course, her recipe needed a few little tweeks. Cheese? Not in our house. How much fennel?…

Don’t Pinch My Blog, I’ve Got a Green Recipe!

As mentioned in my last post, we are on week one of our first CSA. It was like Christmas pulling out one surprise veggie after another … until I got to the final item, the lump of coal at the bottom. “What’s this?” I said. It didn’t quite look like kale…

Creamy Green Garlic Soup

This recipe is an ever so slight detour from my ususal “grocery store” fare (though regular garlic can be used, as noted), because I have at last joined the CSA world! Last week I got my very first ever CSA veggie box. Now that we live reasonably close to some of…

Acorn Squash with Sweet Sage “Butter”

I have been so impressed with how well our herb plant not only survived the move, but also how much it is thriving, even in this cooler climate. Must be all of the great sun it is getting in our very bright new (to us) kitchen. I have found good use…

Cauliflower “Risotto” (Grain-Free AND Dairy-Free)

Recently, I stumbled across the idea of Cauliflower “Rice” on a Paleo / Primal Diet blog. Smitten by this idea for incorporating even more veggies into my dinner (and sneaking cauliflower in on my husband, hehe), I went with it. My first attempt was this Cauliflower “Risotto,” which amazingly turned…

Treading Lightly into Fall: Cheap Chinese Chicken Salad

**Don’t Forget, Giveaway: 9 Special Diet Cookbooks, 9 Winners!** Do you find your tastes migrating as the summer heat dwindles? I mean, I know I will be craving hearty soups and pumpkin goodies very soon, but even my salad desires are slowly drifting. Since we will be moving to a…

Trusting Your Gut: Creamy Thai Tomato Soup

I am not always much for stories, but today, I just need to share. Luckily, my story (or two) includes a recipe (a really delicious one in fact) to reward all of you who stick around. Two weeks ago, I was in the kitchen, experimenting yet again. I have been in…

Sweet Roasted Five-Spice Carrots

Don’t forget about the Vegan Brunch and Vegan Soul Kitchen Giveaway! My husband and I got in a discussion the other day about carrots. Yes, carrots. For years he has picked through stir fries leaving a pile of carrots neatly on the side of his plate, which I eventually end…

Taste & Create: Rustic Potato Summer Gratin

The week flew by, and I had an enjoyable, but rather uneventful weekend. We watched the movie There Will Be Blood. Has anyone else seen that? It was good, but totally mental! We also went out one night to one of our favorite restaurants, sat with a view of the giant…

Mellow Maple-Miso Salad Dressing

This year, I have used summer’s abundant produce as an excuse to fit a jumbo salad into our daily diets and to experiment with homemade salad dressings and vinaigrettes. But, with busier days on the horizon, I realized that I must taper off my ritual of experimenation, where I whip…

The World’s Easiest Healthy Chicken Recipe

Quite the claim, I know. And while it may or may not be true, this meal is unbelievably simple … and the recipe is a cinch to customize to your own tastes. My husband quite literally threw this dish together one night when we were starving and uninspired. It has…

Taste & Create: Balsamic Chicken with Vegetables

Last week our favorite “farmers” market (a grocery store, but focused on produce, bulk foods, fresh items, etc.) had boneless, skinless chicken breasts on for $1.67 per lb. Since we are using more lean protein, we stocked up. Okay, that is an understatement. We packed our tiny little freezer right…