Breakfasts · Recipes · Granola and Grains

Mango Macadamia Overnight Oats

Here's another idea for overnight oats: Tropical mango-macadamia! Simply layer the sweet fruit, old-fashioned oats and nuts and then pour in the almond milk. Assemble this breakfast in just 3 minutes and let it sit for at least 4 hours, and preferably overnight in the refrigerator. There is no need to cook these oats, they… Continue reading Mango Macadamia Overnight Oats

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Holidays · Recipe Roundup

5-potluck dishes for the 4th

Ok - before we talk about the 4th of July I have to share a couple of photos with you. We had the cutest visitors the other day! Our neighbors have fairly young chickens and they came over when I was watering our tomato plants (by the way, these are the sorriest looking tomatoes -… Continue reading 5-potluck dishes for the 4th

Recipes · Sides and Salads

Lemony Dill Potato Salad

We eat our fair share of potatoes around here (except for my daughter - somehow the potato-loving gene skipped her!) ...Baked, roasted, hashbrowned, in potato salad, etc. So, when a friend of mine brought me a beautiful bag of her homegrown dill and other herbs, a fresh potato salad came to mind. Anthony loves to… Continue reading Lemony Dill Potato Salad

Recipes · Sides and Salads

Simple Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

The local strawberries at Monday afternoon's Farmer's Market looked so beautiful so I brought home a 3-pack for the family. We usually devour 1/2 of them with Monday's dinner, and then enjoy the rest on breakfast cereal, green salads and as snacks during the week. Here is a very simple salad for spring and summer with an… Continue reading Simple Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Beans and Vegetables · Main dishes · Recipes · Slow-Cooker Recipes · Soups and Stews

Semi-Homemade Chili Mac with Cashew Sour Cream

Here is another one of our busy-night semi-homemade dinners. Honestly, this staple recipe came about by accident when I had no idea what to prepare for dinner, and virtually no time to make it (since I was going out for the evening and the kids would be on their own for dinner). I grabbed some vegetables, beans,… Continue reading Semi-Homemade Chili Mac with Cashew Sour Cream

Beans and Vegetables · Burgers and Sandwiches · Main dishes · Recipes

Artichoke Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Salad Sandwiches

We went out to lunch at Urbane Cafe recently (before seeing the new Star Wars movie) and my daughter and husband each had The Californian vegetarian sandwich - with artichokes, sun-dried tomatoes, avocados, etc. Since they loved it so much, I thought we'd recreate it at home - adding in some chickpeas for additional protein.… Continue reading Artichoke Sun-Dried Tomato Chickpea Salad Sandwiches