Category Archive: Food

May 05

Perfect Potatoes

We love baked potatoes but don’t love the tedious process of poking, wrapping, baking, checking for doneness, and of course heating up the kitchen for an hour baking them. I wanted to prep potatoes for dinner, as well as enough for sending in with my husband for lunch. I prepared half a bag of russets …

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May 05

Seasoned Anasazi Beans

I finally caved to peer pressure and ordered an Instant Pot. Here is the model I got – we are a family of six, so I opted to go with the 8 quart model. You can expect a ton of new recipes as I explore my new gadget! Note: I am not familiar with other …

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Apr 05

Potato Soup For All Seasons

My husband and I have a running joke – after serving soup for dinner, he will eat his fill, compliment the food,  and then ask what’s for dinner. Soup is often relegated to the lowly position of side dish or appetizer  – Do you want soup or salad with your meal? – instead of main …

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Aug 19

Bacon Kale Skillet

I am a fan of simple, one skillet meals – easy on prep and easy on cleanup. This dish certainly fits the bill. I used my largest cast iron skillet, and a smaller saucepan to prep the gravy. Very easy for cleanup. Bacon Kale Skillet 1 package Benevolent Bacon (Sweet Earth) or other vegan bacon …

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Aug 14

Life and Fresh Salsa

This evening I made fresh salsa. I’ve made salsa before, and it is always a hit around here. I’m a firm believer in “fresh and homemade is always better.” It really isn’t that difficult – chop some tomatoes, peppers, onions, tweak it a little, and Boom! And yet, I can’t recall the last time before …

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Jun 07

Berry Oatmeal Bars

I’ve been in another kitchen rut since our schedule has become more hectic. With four kids, having snacks on hand is an absolute must. It is too easy to lean on prepackaged snacks – crackers, graham crackers, granola bars, etc. In an attempt to stock the kitchen with grab-and-go snacks that aren’t processed, I modified …

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May 16

New Product Review: Vegan Egg

I found a local source of Follow Your Heart’s new product VeganEgg. I was quite excited to try this! Typically when I bake I use either EnerG Egg Replacer or Flax Seed, but it was interesting to see a vegan egg replacer that can actually be eaten as an egg, and not just serve as …

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Apr 09

Berry Muffins

Muffins are our go-to comfort breakfast around here. This is a basic recipe that can be modified with various berries or fruit. Berry Muffins 2 cups whole wheat flour 1/2 tsp baking soda 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup sugar 1 egg equivalent (EnerG or “flax” egg) 2 – 3 cups frozen …

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