All tagged vegetarian

Grilled Vegetable and Pesto Quesadillas

 am about to unveil to you my most favorite recipe that I have blogged yet.

These beauties scream summer. This recipe takes advantage of your garden, your local farmers market or your in-season veggies (usually on sale) at the grocery store. Grilling these veggies brings out their incredible natural flavor and they are perfectly paired with the brightness of the basil pesto, the meltyness (if its not a word it should be) of the fresh mozzarella, and the occasional creamy tartness of the goat cheese. So good, I bet you eat them not once but twice next week.

White Bean Chicken Chili

So I don't know about anyone else in the Greensboro area, but the big snow storm was a bit underwhelming. All of the build up and anticipation, all the milk and bread buying, all of the news watching....and I can still see grass.

I do love it though when we have a snow event, even though it is usually fraught with unjustified chaos. It is fun and exciting and I gladly participate in the madness...to some extent anyway.

One of my favorite things to do when we are going to get "snowed in" is to make a big pot of white bean chili. It is one of Jeff's favorite things for me to do also, I think he would rank this recipe in his top 5 all time favorites of things I make. You know how you have some recipes that you have made enough that they just become part of you? You don't need a recipe, you may even make it kind of different every time because you don't measure. This is one of those recipes for me. So when I made it last night, I made sure you take note of some measurements so that I could share it with you all today.

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup Recipe

I hope no one in the south blew away yesterday, that wind was crazy right?

When it’s this cold and blustery out, about all I can think about is soup. We have a go to chicken tortilla soup recipe for when its cold, for when we have a busy week, for when the day of the week ends in ‘y,’ what I’m saying is that we pretty much don’t need an excuse to make this. It is quick, it is easy, it is healthy.

Quick & Healthy Breakfasts Part 3 - The Egg Muffin

The main star of this quick and healthy breakfast is the egg. Even though it is called an egg muffin, it only refers to its shape, there is no bread in it.

I like the egg. Those of us that remember all of the excitement around the egg in the 90's might have a bit of a stigma about them. Are they ok to eat? Is it ok to eat the yolks? Will they raise my cholesterol? The answers are yes, yes, and probably not. Egg yolk does have cholesterol in it. What we have found out is that dietary cholesterol intake doesn't necessarily correlate with blood cholesterol levels. Egg yolk also has saturated fat in it, and saturated fat is fine in moderation, but some types may contribute to your cholesterol levels if not consumed in moderation - so it depends on the rest of your diet. 

When I get hungry, things can get ugly. And what I mean by ugly is that I get pretty cranky and difficult to be around. Never does my sweet husband look more panicked or scared then when I innocently utter the words "I'm hungry." For example if we are in the car, his posture immediately changes, he sits up straighter, leans forward and grips the steering wheel tighter and asks… "is this like we need to pull over now hungry?"

So the other night when we were doing some post Christmas returns/exchanges that took far far too long, I knew that I was going to need to whip up something quick for dinner for the fam. I remembered seeing a recipe for a black bean soup on my fellow dietitian-friend MaryRoss's blog that looked simple and good so I went for it. Now as it turns out, this soup wasn't just simple to put together and good, it was quick and really delicious, the whole family loved it! My Father In-Law, a soup connoisseur of sorts, had some of the leftover soup and has already put in a request for a second batch.