Caprese Chicken and Quinoa

How is it July already?! It seems like just yesterday I was watching Christmas movies. Oh wait, that’s because I was. The Hallmark channel is celebrating Christmas in July with round-the-clock Christmas movies. I’m in heaven! I even told my husband that I wanted to bring up our 2 foot tall pre-lit Christmas tree for the month. I got vetoed. All this Christmas talk has me craving cookies now (although in fairness, when am I not craving cookies?). Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately, depending on how you look at it), I don’t have a cookie recipe for you today if that …

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Greek Roasted Chicken

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. (Sorry, I had to go there.) My Greek roasted chicken and potatoes dish is one of the recipes from my blog that I make the most. It’s easy to make, it comes out delicious every time, and it’s a great make-ahead meal to make for guests. I’ve taken the original tried and true recipe and made two minor changes to it. While the original recipe is still perfection (and I still make it that way when my husband and I entertain for a big crowd), but I wanted to make it into a smaller portion. Plus, …

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Broccoli and Chickpea Sandwiches

This is not your usual sandwich. Think of a salad with a Greek flair piled into a pita or Naan bread and you fold it up and carefully try to eat it without wearing it. Good luck (and sorry). This “sandwich” filling is SO good and it’s really the highlight of the recipe. The combination of chickpeas, broccoli, feta cheese, and olives in a lemon dressing is really out of this world delicious. In fact, I had some leftovers (but no Naan) so I decided to throw tortellini into the mix and it was equally tasty. Look at that, two …

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Vegetarian Taco Bowl

When was the last time that you cooked orzo? Do you have as much trouble straining it as I do? They like to wedge themselves into the holes of my colander. There is nothing really exciting about a bowl of beans, veggies, salsa, and other fun ingredients that you’d enjoy in a taco. (I skipped the taco meat today and went vegetarian.) I’ve made similar meals tons of times but with rice or a tortilla. How about switching it up and using orzo as the carb? It may sound weird to add pasta to a Mexican dish, but it actually …

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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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