Chicken Butternut Squash Chili

This Chicken Butternut Squash Chili puts a refreshing twist on a fall classic.  It makes a large pot, making it an easy one-dish meal for serving a group or for having leftovers to use for lunch/dinners later in the week.   I realize I'm … [Read more...]

Quinoa Taco Salad

Hearty quinoa, crunchy bell peppers, sweet tomatoes, creamy avocado, filling black beans, and your favorite zesty salsa all come together in a make-ahead lunch that will last all week long (or serve a crowd!).   Hey friends!  I apologize for … [Read more...]

Butternut Squash Chili…Perfect for Halloween Night!

This chili is chock-full of beans, squash, and tomatoes for a hearty meatless dish anyone will love!  With a touch of cinnamon to make the folks enjoying this chili say "hmmm...what is that?"  this dish will quickly turn into a family tradition for … [Read more...]

Clean and Simple Black Bean Dip

For Brian's graduation spread, I knew I wanted something absolutely delicious, somewhat healthy, and relatively simple to put together...my mind instantly went towards Mexican cuisine. Brian's dad brought chicken, Mexican-style rice, and pico de … [Read more...]

Sweet Potato Black Bean Burgers

When prepping my food for the week, I always make at least one "batch" item.  Something that will last Brian and me a couple of meals. Last week, I mentioned that I was in a food rut and I can't thank all of you enough for sharing your ideas with … [Read more...]

Cookbook Challenge: Thyme Roasted Beets and a Recipe!

It is Wednesday and I have already completed this week's cookbook challenge recipe!  Woop! This week, I had some fresh produce that was nearing the end of it's life and needed to be eaten quickly, so I began scouring my cookbooks looking for … [Read more...]

Cookbook Challenge: Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

I have successfully completed my second recipe from my personal Cookbook Challenge! This week, I used my Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook Bridal Edition to find my meal inspiration. This cookbook seriously AMAZED me.  I received it … [Read more...]

Simple Black Bean Corn Quinoa Salad

So, I promised you a recipe on Tuesday and I failed to deliver it yesterday because I was wrapped up in another honeymoon recap! Never fear, I am here with a tasty side dish that will pair well with fish, chicken, or work well as a salad … [Read more...]

Out of My Food Rut!

Recently, I mentioned that I was in a bit of a food rut. All of my meals were looking the same, tasting the same, and were getting a bit boring.  I missed the experimentation and process of actually cooking rather than throwing something in the … [Read more...]

Healthy Date Night Dinner: Portabella Pizzas and Black Bean Brownies

February is in full swing, and I can't believe that Valentine's Day is NEXT WEEK! Now, I know some of you don't really care for Valentine's Day, or don't consider it a "real" holiday, but I think it is a great day to remind yourself of the ones … [Read more...]