6 posts from month 12/2015

Stuffed Acorn Squash

Looking for the perfect meal to ring in the New Year? After a little hiatus from the blog during the holidays, I’ve decided to share these stuffed acorn squash recipes worthy of a main-course. Not to mention that it’s a wonderfully healthy option to go with that “let’s get healthier” New Year’s resolution. Acorn squash is tender and delicate, with a subtly sweet and earthy flavor, making it the perfect platform for buttery, brown sugar dishes as well as salty or spicy ones. The ... Continue Reading

Caramel Walnut Apple Crisp

One of my favorite things to cook when the temperatures get colder is apple crisp. It fills the home with the smell of apples and cinnamon; it just makes me want to cuddle on the couch by the fire. I make this every year, and have never wasted a crumb, not one! This is by far my favorite combination of ingredients, and with my sweet tooth, I have tasted a lot of apple crumb recipes. The slightly sweet and gently tart granny smith apples pair well the crunchy topping of walnuts, oats, flour, ... Continue Reading

Roasted Winter Squash with Chickpeas

Being raised by a vegetarian mother, as well as having friends and family who are vegetarian, I’ve learned to be creative when it comes to preparing meals without meat. This latest creation combines butternut and acorn squash, both of which are very versatile. They resonate with an autumnal, pumpkin-y flavor and can be made into risotto, soup, salads, side dishes and even a main dish. Acorn squash, also called pepper squash, is a starchy vegetable and a rich source of carbohydrates and fiber. ... Continue Reading

Rosemary Garlic Sweet Potato Fries 

Ok I admit it I love sweet potatoes. My husband on the other hand has a bit more of a savory palate. So I decided to use white sweet potatoes, which have a milder and less sweet flavor than the orange sweet potato. Surprisingly, sweet potatoes contain a variety of different vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, such as, Vitamins C, B3, B5, and B6, manganese, potassium, and copper; they’re also high in fiber. This makes me feel a little less guilty about letting my toddler eat them. After all, ... Continue Reading

Peas and Guac

Did you know that peas and gauc actually taste really good together? Not to mention that by adding peas to your guacamole, you’re adding a ton of nutrition, like protein, Vitamin C and Vitamin A. After seeing the latest hubbub on the news over the latest ADOT signs in Arizona, saying ‘DRINKING & DRIVING GO TOGETHER LIKE PEAS & GUAC,’ I just couldn’t resist jumping on the bandwagon. Read more about this story on azcentral.com I don’t condone drinking and driving, ... Continue Reading

Twisted Tuesday

Have you ever gone to try out that amazing looking recipe on Pinterest only to find out it really wasn’t up to par? Or how about the Do-It-Yourself project that looks really easy, but it only took you twice the amount of time, and a few visits to the ER? Ok, maybe not ER, but I am a klutz so it is a very good possibility. Every Tuesday I will be testing out recipes and DIY projects that I find online. Whether it is things pinned on Pinterest, found from other bloggers, or videos shared on ... Continue Reading