Slow Cooker Lentils and Rice

I like to do most of my cooking on the weekend so I can put meals together during the week without too much effort. This recipe is perfect for that since it really cooks itself and I can be preparing other things while it simmers away filling the house with it’s delicious aroma. Another plus is that it’s one of the most versatile recipes I have. With a change in seasoning and vegetables it can become a whole different dish. It’s...

 
Italian Style Lentil Loaf

Italian Style Lentil Loaf

This lentil loaf has got it all. It’s easy to put together, low fat but still full of flavor and nutrition. Your whole family will love it. I like to use the leftovers, if there are any, in a tossed salad (just chop it up into chunks) or as a topping on pizza (my grandchildren came up with this idea). This loaf works really well as you work towards reducing your meat intake. It’s hearty and satisfying even for a man sized appetite. Kristy Ingredients: 2...

 
Thai Soy and Nut Patties

Thai Soy and Nut Patties

We all have lots of burger recipes and why not? They are the perfect little package of yummy goodness. There are so many delicious combinations of ingredients that I never get bored making and eating them. Thai Soy and Nut Patties are one of my favorites with the spicy flavor of the Thai Chili Paste and the tanginess of the tamari roasted almonds all mixed up inside them. The outside is crispy and the inside soft and tasty. Served with Coconut Chili...

 
Chow Mei Fun (Stir Fried Noodles)

Chow Mei Fun (Stir Fried Noodles)

Asian cuisine is my most favorite.  I usually have Vegetable Stir Fry and Fried Rice at least 2 or 3 times a week.  It’s easy to make, doesn’t take long and uses only 1 pan.  When I don’t have any rice prepared and still want a quick and yummy meal I whip up this delicious noodle inspired dish.  Brown rice noodles take only a few minutes to prepare and you can add any of your favorite vegetables to make this dish your own.  Enjoy! ~Sarah Ingredients: 8...

 
Bean Moussaka

Bean Moussaka

I first heard of Moussaka when browsing a Mediterranean cookbook that I found at a thrift shop. It looked interesting but would need quite a makeover so I marked the page and set it aside. That was about a year ago. The other day one of our readers asked if we had a Moussaka recipe and I was reminded that I had not gotten around to making this dish. Moussaka usually contains ground beef or lamb and cheese so I made a few substitutions and this is...

 
Mushroom Pot Pie

Mushroom Pot Pie

What’s your first thought when you think of pot pie? A frozen pie in a foil tin you heat in the oven? A nursery rhyme involving 4 and 20 blackbirds? Pot pie has always been one of my favorite dishes. It’s hot and savory and when your fork breaks through the crust and mixes in with the creamy filling it’s the perfect bite. Kristy Ingredients: 3 medium red potatoes, diced 2-3 tbsp olive oil 1 medium onion, cut in half and then thinly...

 
Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

Creamy Garlic Pasta with Broccoli

I was never a big fan of The Olive Garden but they did have one dish I really liked - Chicken con Broccoli.  It was made with orecchiette pasta and had a delicious creamy garlic sauce that was mixed in with pieces of broccoli and topped with chicken.  When I tasted my Creamy Garlic Sauce the first time I immediately thought back to that Olive Garden dish.  While Olive Garden has since taken this meal off their menu you can easily recreate...

 
Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Stir Fry

Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Stir Fry

Tired of the same side dishes? Want something more creative than opening a package of frozen vegetables? This quick and simple stir fry of just a few ingredients will really brighten your plate. Sweet and Sour Red Cabbage Stir Fry pairs well with many different dishes but is very nutritious on it’s own. Kristy Ingredients: 1 large red onion 1 head red cabbage (about 6 cups shredded) 2 bunches bok choy (about 4 cups chopped) 3-4 tbsp neutral...

 
Pizza Waffles

Pizza Waffles

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. We love pancakes around here and will eat them for any meal! I went a little bit ‘Glee’ here but instead of a song mash up I did a food mash up and combined pancakes and pizza and ended up with this delightfully spicy waffle that is even more delightful when dipped into pizza sauce. You don’t need delivery for this pizza just heat up the waffle iron and have yourself a pizza...

 
Squash Rings with Cranberry Stuffing

Squash Rings with Cranberry Stuffing

If you are like me you probably decorate your Thanksgiving table with a few pumpkins, squash or gourds. Maybe you just bought a few extra squash to be sure you had enough. Either way you win because this recipe is a fun and flavorful way to take that squash and a few other leftovers and combine them into a whole new creation that is fast and easy (something you will appreciate after all that shopping). Kristy Ingredients: 1 acorn, carnival or delicata...