One frustration plagues me when scouring the net for Thanksgiving leftover recipes. It’s the turkey, man. We get it! There are tons of delicious recipes for leftover turkey! But that’s not what I’m after!
I’m a vegetarian, so I don’t eat turkey. Even if I did, what if all the turkey was, well, gobbled up? And instead, I had a 7-quart Le Creuset pot half-full of leftover stuffing taking up an entire shelf in my fridge? Or a giant jar of homemade cranberry sauce that I forgot to take with me to the in-laws’ for our sauce-less Thanksgiving feast?
Chili – with its endless variations and, more often than not, the inclusion of protein-rich beans – lends itself perfectly to vegetarian diets. And the Crock Pot is the perfect place to brew up a warm, hearty vat of chili. And so I thought, hey! I should do a round-up of slow cooker vegetarian chili recipes!
I’m not sure I’ve ever used the word “glorious” out loud, but after peering at photo after photo of mouthwatering pumpkin breakfast recipes, it’s the first word on my mind. Well, that and “hungry.”
September. It’s the time of year when that subtle “back-to-school” morning chill enters the air, and those wonderful relaxed summer days begin to disappear in the rear view mirror. But you know what? That’s okay. These first days of fall feel fresh to me. And, hey, there are apples and pumpkins, too!
But it’s a little weird how, without fail, everything speeds up this time of year. I don’t have a little one in school yet, but I feel it – and I always have. It’s the time of year to get back into the swing of things. Time becomes more of a commodity, evenings feel shorter, and when it comes to dinnertime, super-easy is where it’s at.
So if this time of year feels the same to you, here are a few simple recipes from around the Web that will help you get dinner on the table lickety split. A few are meat optional, but most are vegetarian – and pretty perfectly satisfying as-is.
Breakfast for dinner (in a dash)
Here are a handful of favorites – but the brilliance of breakfast for dinner is that most any classic breakfast combo will come together super-quickly for a fun (and filling) dinner.
Life is crazy right now. Buying/selling/moving/uprooting – why oh why did we sign on for this! The craziness is giving me insomnia, making me pull my hair out, influencing me to use exclamation points when I should be using question marks.
Here we are at this intersection of circumstances that together indicate, strongly, that I am just not going to be cooking much this summer.
It’s summer, and warm weather has finally settled in. We’re super short on time, especially because we’re busy prepping our house to show to prospective buyers. And let me tell you, I am just plain done cleaning and re-cleaning and re-re-cleaning the kitchen to perfection only to mess it up again every time I cook up another meal.
Cinco de Mayo, or “the fifth of May” in Spanish, is a day for all Americans to celebrate Mexican heritage and pride, so says Wikipedia. When it comes to Mexican food and drink (or, at least, the Americanized versions of such), any excuse is a good excuse for such a celebration. Especially for vegans and vegetarians. Tostadas, peppers, quesadillas, corn, burritos, enchiladas … so many options that can be made so unbelievably delicious without meat, you don’t even give it a second thought.
I’ve been seeing a ton about artificial food dyes lately and it’s really got me thinking about what they mean for my family and me. As my guy and I gravitate more and more toward eating whole foods, our perspective about processed foods has really changed. In fact, it’s hard for me to call most processed foods out there “food.”
It’s crunch time! I entered this holiday season determined to be prepared, stay organized, and have everything I wanted to do done as early as possible.
Good intentions. Here I am scrambling along with most everyone else. I have to admit I find myself putting this post together at an incredibly frenzied pace all while adding item after item to my mental “must do today” checklist. Aaaah!
If you’re lucky enough to find yourself with an extra 10 minutes, though, here are some ideas for you.
I know I’m stating the obvious when I say your Turkey Day feast doesn’t just have to be about turkey. Sure, cook up some bird for the inevitable meat-eaters at the table, but there’s no need to include meat in every dish. Not with all of these amazingly delicious vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes to choose from.
I’ve been a little into grilled cheese lately.
Oh, who am I kidding. Lately? Like I’ve ever not been into grilled cheese. Except that I actually usually called them toasted cheese sandwiches, but that’s a conversation for another day.
Because today, I’ve got a round-up of the cheesiest, butteriest, meltiest, and most creative grilled cheese sandwiches I’ve seen lately. Let’s dive in, shall we?
(Man. I’m hungry.)