Spinach Pie Bean Quesadillas

Happy first day of Spring! I’m ecstatic that it’s getting warmer out and that the days are getting longer. To celebrate, I’m cooking up some Greek food because Greek cuisine is my favorite. I’m half Greek so I might be partial. 😉 Most people are familiar with spinach pie (spanakopita). It’s a pie made with buttery flaky layers on top and bottom and loaded with a spinach filling. It’s one of my favorite Greek dishes. A few years ago I turned the traditional spinach pie into a quesadilla. I wanted all the same flavors but less work (and calories). For …

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Creamy Vegan Pasta

I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and trying a new combination of ingredients today. Yes, that is real Parmesan cheese on it in the pictures, and yes, that would make it non-vegan. If you don’t want the cheese on top, simply don’t use it. 🙂 I saw this recipe on Instagram the other day and it got me curious. Can a sauce really be creamy if there is no dairy in it? I’m not vegan so I’ve always used milk, cream, butter, or whatever diary is appropriate to the recipe, when I want something to be creamy. A cashew …

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup

It’s March and it’s still cold here in Connecticut, in fact it is weirdly colder than it was last month, so soup is on the agenda. This soup is not going to win any health awards, but it sure is delicious. There is a lot of creaminess going on here. It’s the ideal comfort food to warm your core and make your belly happy. Even though this is mostly a cheese soup, let’s not forget to give a shout out to the broccoli. Aren’t broccoli and cheddar cheese a good pairing? This soup was certainly a calorie splurge, but on …

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Sweet and Spicy Cauliflower

If you’re looking for an idea appetizer idea that can also be for dinner then I’ve got the answer for you today. Those little nuggets look like they are chicken but they are not. Say hello to these cauliflower nuggets. They are coated with bread crumbs, panko crumbs, and flour and then baked in the oven. A few years ago I made a similar recipe and called them cauliflower poppers. Those poppers are only covered in panko crumbs. The more panko crumbs you use, the more crunchy they will be. Both recipes are great and I would recommend either of …

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Cheat Sheet Roasted Vegetable Couscous

I love a recipe that only requires one pan. Yes, you cook everything in one pan! You know what that means, right? You have less dishes to wash and I’m all for that. Most importantly, I’m really into this vegetable couscous because I get to say couscous. It’s one of my favorite words to say because it’s fun. Just me? Anyway, in all seriousness, this is what I consider to be the ideal lunch. It’s vegetarian (which I tend to lean towards) and it’s loaded with protein because of the fun chickpeas. Plus, it’s great that it reheats well. I …

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