Slow Cooker Smoky White Bean Chili

May 27, 2015

Spring and summer are here, and I’ve moved more towards making lighter dishes, but over Memorial Day I had a craving for chili that I just had to satisfy. Enter: This slow cooker white bean chili. I was inspired by this recipe from CookingLight, and powered by my slow cooker (which I absolutely love for cooking dried […]

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Smoky Vegetarian Fajitas

April 9, 2015

There is nothing better than the sound of a sizzling fajita platter coming to your table at a Mexican restaurant. Served with warm corn tortillas, shredded cheese, salsa, and avocado – this dish just screams deliciousness. I’m a creature of habit – every time the husband and I go to a Mexican restaurant, I’ll usually […]

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Spicy Bean and Quinoa Salad with “Mole” Vinaigrette

February 19, 2015

I love making quinoa salads! Quinoa adds great texture, a healthy dose of whole grains, and a balance of essential amino acids to any meal – so why not throw it into a salad? This is a protein packed dish with bright Mexican inspired flavors: quinoa, pumpkin seeds, jalapeno pepper, black beans, and mixed greens […]

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Chunky Black Bean Soup

January 5, 2015

This black bean soup might be one of my favorite recipes of all time. When the husband ate it, he said: this might even be better than your vegetarian chili — which is a pretty big compliment! It’s perfect for winter: hearty, filling and a one-pot meal. I modified this CookingLight recipe to be more vegetarian friendly, […]

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Vegetarian Tortilla Soup with Black Beans

October 24, 2014

We have been making a lot of soups in our house lately. Mainly because: as a busy parent, they are such easy go-to-one-pot meals; soups are super easy for babies to eat (thanks to them being relatively soft); and soups are perfect in fall weather! I got this recipe from my sister-in-law, who has turned […]

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Black Bean and Sweet Potato Enchiladas

June 18, 2014

Hi Everyone! I’m finally back from a mini-break I took to spend more time with Layla before my maternity leave ended. We spent lots of time hanging out as a family, seeing friends, and celebrating Layla’s 5 month birthday I can’t believe it has already been 5 months – time is just flying by. But now that […]

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