Zucchini Lasagna Cups

Zucchini Lasagna Cups

Zucchini Lasagna Cups are mini portions of vegetarian lasagna.  They have layers of wonton wrappers, ricotta, zucchini, pasta sauce, and mozzarella.  They’re much quicker and easier to make than traditional lasagna. It won’t be long before everyone’s home gardens are full of fruits and vegetables.  It seems like the one thing that many of my…

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Banana Nut Quinoa Bars

Banana Nut Quinoa Bars

Banana Nut Quinoa Bars are a great way to eat quinoa for breakfast or a healthy snack.  They’re gluten free and full of healthy fats, fiber, and protein. These banana nut quinoa bars were inspired by my recent trip to The Vitamin Shoppe. I made the trip into St. Louis the other day to stock…

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Simple Hummus Without Tahini

Simple Hummus Without Tahini

I make this simple hummus without tahini all the time.  I absolutely love hummus, and typically have some stocked in my refrigerator.  I’ve tried just about every fancy variety and flavor combination of hummus that there is.  At some point I started wondering, why is this little tub of bean dip so expensive?  I mean…

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Avocado Hummus Taquitos

Avocado Hummus Taquitos

It’s time for another Recipe Redux post!  This month’s theme is double duty recipes.  These are the kind of recipes that you make once and use in a variety of ways. I used my recipe for Simple Hummus Without Tahini (which I usually just use for snacking) to make some awesome vegetarian taquitos. Avocado hummus…

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Greek Stuffed Cucumbers with Chicken and Yogurt Sauce

Greek Stuffed Cucumbers with Chicken and Yogurt Sauce

Lately I’ve been playing around with different ideas for using fruits and vegetables in place of more processed foods like crackers, bread, pita, etc.  Last week I posted cranberry tuna salad on apple slices and it seems to be gaining popularity pretty quickly. This week worked with cucumbers, and came up with Greek stuffed cucumbers…

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Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices

Cranberry Tuna Salad on Apple Slices

This simple recipe for cranberry tuna salad on apple slices can be made in about 5 minutes.  It’s perfect as a quick, healthy lunch. A simple dressing of mayo and apple cider vinegar makes the tuna salad tart.  The dried cranberries and apple slices are a nice sweet contrast. If you don’t have sweet apples,…

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Nutella Fudgesicles (Fudge Popsicles)

Nutella Fudgesicles

My favorite foods/beverages in order are:  chocolate, red wine, and coffee.  So, I couldn’t be happier about this month’s Recipe Redux theme.  The assignment was to write a recipe including our favorite chocolate pairings.  Yes!! I think the argument could be made that chocolate pairs well with everything.  Chocolate and peanut butter.  Awesome!  Chocolate and…

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