Tacos

Happy Taco Tuesday! These hard-shell burritos are one of our favorite Mexican dishes. They’re fun to prepare and very versatile with their variety of toppings, sauces, shells, fillings, and spices.

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Enchiladas

This is another fun and delicious recipe that adds some variety to your dinner repertoire. The filling is super versatile depending on what kind of vegetables, beans, cheese, and spices you like. Just don’t forget to fold in the cheese!

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Lasagna

If you enjoyed our baked ziti recipe, then you’ll love our lasagna. It uses the same ingredients to create another easy, nutritious, and family-friendly comfort meal. Since we’re not fans of ricotta, a simple white sauce enhances the flavor of the dish without making it too creamy.

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Vegetarian Meatballs with Spaghetti

This plant-based alternative to classic Italian-style meatballs is packed with flavor and nutrition and not quite as challenging as our veggie burger recipe. We enjoy them over spaghetti with homemade marinara sauce.

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Risotto

While this Italian rice dish takes time to become creamy and velvety, it’s easy to make and pretty versatile. Add tofu or shrimp to it, different amounts of vegetables and spices, or simply keep it plain with parmesan cheese like we do. And no, you can’t pull it off in 30 minutes on Chopped!

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Homegrown Traditions

My kids grew up watching their mothers haul the kitchen scraps to the compost bin in the corner of our yard day in and day out in all types of weather. They had to listen to me talk excitedly each year about the early spring tradition of digging up the cooked compost from “the pit” and moving it to the vegetable garden, followed by moving the uncooked compost from the bin into “the pit” for next spring, and finally cleaning out and repairing the bin to begin anew. The smell, the worms, the browns and greens, all of it they have heard every year for their whole lives.

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Zucchini Fritters

Our garden is bursting with zucchinis in the heat of the summer, and these fritters are a perfect way to put them to good use. Served with a homemade dipping sauce, they’re a seasonal treat.

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Simple and Healthy Cooking

Our simple aspect of cooking is all about using a combination of fresh and dry ingredients most of us have in our homes or can affordably get in our local grocery stores. Our healthy aspect of cooking focuses on natural ingredients that are full of flavor, color, easy to digest, and meet the nutrition our bodies need to have plenty of energy.

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