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Spicy African Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Soup {Recipe}

Spicy African Sweet Potato & Peanut Butter Soup–YUM! Love this flavor combination! #vegetarian #soup #recipe

When it comes to soup, I just love unique flavor combinations.  I first tried a version of this African sweet potato & peanut soup many, many years ago out of this Vegetarian Times Low Fat & Fast recipe book, which was--back when I still used actual cookbooks instead of the internet--my very favorite cookbook ever. [...]

Roasted Veggie “Cupcakes”

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I'm better about it than I used to be, but occasionally I find myself buying odd ingredients just because they are on sale and I have a great coupon and it is just such a "good deal" that I can't pass it up.  Does that ever happen to you? Most of the time I try [...]

Homemade Dutch Babies

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Oh, Dutch Babies....how do I love thee?  All that buttery goodness, clumps of powdered sugar, crispy crust and light-but-dense center, drizzled with real maple syrup and oozing with down-home goodness.  Honestly, although my family likes a lot of different things, there is truly only one dish that can make all four of us downright giddy [...]

Creamy Dill Vegetable Soup

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There is something about soup that is just good for the soul.  I made this soup last week Sunday after a very rough mommy day.  I don't even remember now what I was all atwitter about, but I was stressed and crabby, with too much to do and not enough time to get it done, [...]

Easy Zucchini Bread

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I am in Nashville this weekend having SO much fun meeting lots of fabulous bloggers at Blissdom, but I wanted to share this recipe that I made last week.  I was so excited when I opened my Worden Farm Box last week and discovered 4 delicious looking zucchini way down at the bottom of the [...]

Easy American Goulash

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My wonderful sister gets all the credit for this major family-pleaser!  She has been making a meaty version of this recipe for years--it is her family's absolute favorite meal--and I finally got her to share it with me!  My whole family went crazy for it too, so of I'm doing the only logical thing and [...]

Cheesy Cream of Broccoli Soup

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First of all, I just have to say a huge thank you to all of you for being so incredibly sweet and encouraging and well, just plain wonderful in response to Wedneday's post.  I was overwhelmed and deeply touched by all your kind comments.  You guys are the best and after a few days of [...]

Roasted Eggplant & Chickpea Hummus

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 I love all things Mediterranean, especially hummus, but I have always been slightly nervous to make my own.  A few of my friends assured me that it was super easy but for some reason it always just seemed so complicated. Well, now that I have made it I can honestly tell you that it is [...]

Winter Diet Soup

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Am I the only one that ate a few too many goodies during the holidays?  This week I finally admitted to myself that the 7 or so pounds I put on during the month of December isn't going to just melt away on it's own like it did when I was in my 20's and [...]

Grilled Salad with Homemade Honey-Dijon Dressing

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 Mmmmm....doesn't this look good? My  fall-back method of cooking vegetables always seems to be roasting--I just love the depth of flavor it brings--but I don't usually think about grilling them.  However, my Facebook friend Valerie (of the fabulous fashion blog Charmed Valerie) posted something on her status last week about grilling radishes--something I have never [...]

Roasted Tomato & Root Vegetable Cream Sauce over Farfalle

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We are in Veggie Heaven! Granted some smaller members of my family aren't quite as thrilled with all the garden-fresh meals we've been enjoying lately, but as a vegetarian I don't think I've ever eaten so well.  Every week we pick up a new very full box of vegetables from Worden Farm & I spend [...]

Meal Planning 101

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One of the most challenging aspects of saving on groceries is trying to figure out what to actually make for dinner, when you've been diligent about shopping the sales and building up your stockpile.  After all,  there is nothing worse than suddenly realizing it is quarter after five, the kids are starving, and you have a [...]

Baked Tofu

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Let's face it: Meat is expensive!  One of the easiest ways to lower your grocery bill is to cut out meat, at least some of the time.  It's not that there aren't ways to save on meat--there are--but ultimately even meat bought on sale or in bulk is still pretty darn expensive when you consider [...]

Vegetarian Quiche

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You may remember this post from a few weeks ago, when I shared my disastrous attempt at making pie crust (and all-around disastrous day.)  Your response was overwhelmingly encouraging and kind, and I promised the quiche recipe would be forthcoming. I am happy to report that yesterday's attempt at homemade pie crust was a success [...]

Roasted Vegetable Pasta with Feta

Roasted Vegetable Pasta with Feta #recipe

After scoring lots of cheap broccoli & cauliflower this week I had a major craving for some roasted veggies.  I figured it would pair nicely with all that feta which was also on sale at Publix.  I briefly considered doing a roasted vegetable pizza on the grill, but I wasn't really in the mood to [...]