Vegan Creamy Tomato Basil Soup

By |October 6th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Slow Cooker, Vegan, Vegetarian|

My mother-in-law went on an international trip. As a thank you for a ride to the airport, she unloaded all of the leftover produce she had harvested from her garden and gave it to us in one glorious veggie heap. We're talking tomatoes on tomatoes on tomatoes and tons of green beans! Needless to say, [...]

Vegan Gluten Free Spice Glazed Pumpkin Maple Donuts

By |October 5th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|

I love to experiment with vegan and gluten free baking. I admit that I prefer savory over sweet, but if I do say so, I think some baked goods taste just as good without animal and wheat products. Notice, I said SOME. This recipe would fall under the category of "just as delicious as" in [...]

Vegan 5 Layer Dip

By |October 2nd, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian|

Football season is in full swing! I went to THE Big Ten school and live in the city where it's based, so EVERYONE, it seems, is in the college football spirit. I cheer on my team with the best of them, but mostly I like to watch the games for the social aspect...surprise, surprise! And [...]

Vegan Butternut Squash Soup

By |October 2nd, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Large Groups, Slow Cooker, Vegan, Vegetarian|

Butternut squash soup is the creamiest, most comforting food in my opinion. There are a ton of ways to use butternut squash in soup and I've never met a butternut squash soup I haven't liked. It can be sweet; it can be savory. It tastes good with some spice, or a kick of cumin. It's [...]

Fall Harvest Salad

By |September 30th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Vegetarian|

This salad is soooo yummy and so simple! I just threw it together the other night with ingredients I already had on-hand and it turned out great. It has crunchy, sweet apples, savory pecans, creamy goat cheese, and tart dried cranberries, on a bed of cool, crunchy lettuce. I topped mine with honey mustard dressing, [...]

Baked Stuffed Spaghetti Squash

By |September 29th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Vegetarian|

Fall is finally here! That means it's squash season! I'm so in love with spaghetti squash. It's delicious, and the best is, you can have a pasta dish without feeling guilty that you just consumed a heap of glutenous noodles. I made this spaghetti squash for dinner last night. Note: my husband always thinks he [...]

Vegan Crockpot Jambalaya

By |September 21st, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Party Food, Slow Cooker, Vegan|

We hosted a successful Sibling Dinner last night! Once per month we invite my husband's 6 siblings, their significant others, their babies, our brother-in-law's brother, and his family over for a large group family dinner. Last night everyone was available to come, which is pretty rare, and we had 15 hungry adult food bellies to [...]

Two Ingredient Apple Dip

By |September 19th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Party Food|

Fall is officially here in 3 days! No one is more excited than me. Crisp, cool air, college football, cozy sweaters, leggings, and boots; apple and pumpkin everything! One of my favorite things about fall is apple picking! My refrigerator is stocked solidly with every kind of in season apple from September through the winter. [...]

Green Beans with Salami and Almonds

By |September 11th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free|

Oh my is this a tasty recipe! As you've probably seen in previous posts, I like to scavenge from people with vegetable gardens with extra produce. I had a bunch of beautiful green beans from my mother in law earlier this week. I usually cook them the same way (my Easy Gourmet Green Beans recipe), but [...]

No Bean Chili

By |August 20th, 2015|All Recipes, Gluten Free, Large Groups, Slow Cooker|

It's almost fall and, if you don't know me, I LOVE FALL and I LOVE SOUP! Really anything I can throw in the crock pot on a fall morning and enjoy later on is the best. One of my favorite comfort foods is chili. If I do say so myself, one of my favorite things [...]