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Meatless Tacos (Slow Cooker Lentil Taco Filling)

While the rest of the world is honing their recipes for whipped sweet potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts, I am not. I am honing recipes that can be prepared with minimal effort and eaten during the busy holiday season when the fridge is full but […]

Lentil and Brown Rice Soup

The weather has been a little strange lately. We had a few gorgeously crisp fall days followed by some summer-like weather. Today is rainy and humid. That said, we are technically in soup season and there’s nothing like a pot of soup simmering on the […]

Beef and Green Beans

Tonight I bring you another easy, fresh, week night, go-to dinner!  If you’ve followed this blog for a while, you may recall that I find it incredibly gratifying to prepare meals that have the flavors of takeout that I am drawn to, yet are healthy, fresh, and […]

White Bean and Asparagus Salad

I don’t think I am alone when I say that as much as I adore cooking, the heat of the summer can really test that love.  I don’t find myself extremely hungry when it is hot and humid and since it is my hunger and cravings […]

Delicata Squash Stuffed with Kale and White Beans

This may sound odd, however, I am going to say it anyway.  There are certain foods that when I look at them my first thought is, “There really is a god.”  Now, I wouldn’t exactly categorize myself as super religious, however, when I see little […]

Maple Baked Beans–Barefoot Contessa Style

Hello, friends.  Are you still there?  I hope so!  My absence has not been because I have not been cooking–quite the opposite actually!  I spent a week cooking with my mom in preparation for our annual Christmas Eve Feast of the Seven Fish.  Except, we […]

Rosemary Chicken with White Beans

This meal is the definition of an easy and quick weeknight meal.  The tomatoes make this almost like a chunky soup/stew.  In fact, I wish we had some fresh bread on hand because this is a perfect dish for dunking!  I served this with a simple […]

Escarole Soup

Wow–it has been a while!  It has been a whirlwind of a summer and the reason for my recent absence is that my husband and I just returned from a fabulous vacation in Spain.  We had a really fantastic time and I have returned so inspired and excited […]

White Bean Salad

This salad is perfect for those nights when it is just too hot to cook.  It is not only simple to make, but also it is delicious.  The yogurt gives the dressing a bit of a creamy texture while balancing the punch of the vinegar and mustard.  I served this salad […]

Taco Salad

Spicy salsa! Chunks of avocado! Shreds of iceberg lettuce!  Freshly grated cheese! Last week my sister-in-law mentioned that she made a fabulous taco salad for dinner.  She described it with such enthusiasm and detail that I have not been able to get it out of my […]