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Easy and Light Weeknight Corn and Chicken Chowder

I don’t usually make rich meals on weeknights, however, for some reason this recipe caught my eye.  And, as it turns out, it isn’t actually all that rich! It wasn’t super heavy the way chowders typically are. I used 1 % milk and not an […]

Avocado, Corn, and Tomato Salsa

This salsa is a delicious addition to any cookout!  The flavors are so fresh.  It is a nice alternative to traditional chips and dip.  I like to serve it with assorted colored tortilla chips because it makes for a pretty presentation, however, traditional corn chips […]

Quinoa Salad with Corn and Red Pepper

  Quinoa is all the rage these days!  Everywhere I turn there are either quinoa recipes or articles praising quinoa as the best food source ever.  I had to get on the bandwagon!  I’ve been holding on to a box of quinoa for a few weeks […]

Chicken Lo Mein

 I like to keep my eye out for recipes that are delicious and fresh substitutes for takeout.  This one caught my eye because it is packed with vegetables.  Also, it contains those scrumptious soba noodles that I just can’t seem to get enough of these days!  […]

Polenta Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Something about the photo of this recipe in Rachel Ray’s magazine caught my eye.   The fact that I had a half of bag of leftover polenta on hand sealed the deal.  My husband has been craving fish quite a bit lately.  (My mom always taught us […]

Fish Stew

“I would even bring this in for lunch tomorrow.”  There it is, folks, in the words of my husband who 98% of the time prefers a plain old deli sandwich to leftovers for lunch.  That’s how much he (we) enjoyed this! This stew has just […]

Vegetarian Tortilla Pie

  I wanted to make something light yet satisfying for dinner.  When I came across this recipe, it beckoned.  My photo (above) does not do it justice.  Here it looks like a sad pancake, however in reality, it was very crisp and tasty!  It is so […]

Easy Vegetarian Chili

  Our diets have been lacking fiber lately and I wanted to do something about it. (If only ice cream and chocolate were high in fiber I’d be all set!)  What better way to quench a fiber drought than with a nice hardy bowl of chili!  This recipe […]