Lentil Soup

I got the urge to make lentil soup when I was freezing meals for my then 8 month old daughter.  She loves the lentil soup that I had made her and I really wanted to make something that all of us could enjoy.  This is more like an Italian minestrone soup with lentils. Truth be […]

Guest Post: Spinach Lasagna

Had I posted this a day earlier, it would have made for a great Meatless Monday post!  Oh well.  So for all you veg heads out there, here you go! I can’t take credit for this recipe.  My sweet friend (and neighbor!) brought this scrumptious lasagna over last week.  I love how light it is; […]

Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrot Puree

I have been getting a lot of yams in my organic box lately and needed to find a creative way to fix them. This is a great variation on mashed sweet potatoes and is delightfully creamy. If you are looking for a unique side dish to accompany your meatloaf and roasts, this is it! Roasted […]

Indian Cooking Class – Part 2

Here are the remainder of the recipes we prepared last weekend for our Indian cooking class. The dahl and chicken vindaloo would freeze well for another meal. Spinach Dahl Recipe Courtesy of Maya Kaimal 2 cups red split peas 5 cups water one-third 10-ounce package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and partially drained, or 4 cups […]

Indian Cooking Class – Part I

Two gals from church have been wanting me to teach them how to prepare an Indian meal. They were relentless in their persistence and yesterday we finally held our class.:) Between the three of us, it took four and half hours to prepare the meal. Indian food is delicious but certainly is time consuming! Here […]

Cauliflower Soup

I got a head of cauliflower in my organic box this past week and I was really excited so that I could try this recipe. Cauliflower is pretty bland and I usually fix it in an Indian curry but this soup is so flavorful! Here is the original recipe. I adapted it so that it […]


With the Christmas season in full swing, our schedules become full with parties, get-togethers and family dinners. I made this wonderful hors o’doeuvre for a church gathering this past week. I won’t lie, this was quite time-consuming to prepare! The phyllo dough tends to be very fragile and buttering each thin sheet took an eternity […]

Meatless Monday

It’s been a while since we’ve done a Meatless Monday. I love vegetarian meals because they are so easy and you get your protein and vegetables all in one dish! I adapted this recipe to suit my tastes (it was originally meant to be burritos but I prefer enchiladas). We had these along with Spanish […]

Comfort Food

The first time I saw this recipe I gulped. Hard. There is something very comforting about macaroni and cheese. I’m a big fan of adapting recipes to make them low fat but there are some recipes that just should not be altered, like this one. The only modification I made to this recipe is that […]