Pasta Con Ceci

What comes to mind when you think of comfort food? The first thing that comes to my mind is pasta.  I love pasta 365 days a year.  Mmm, carbs.  But there’s something about eating a bowl of pasta on the couch, cuddled under two blankets that gives me warm fuzzy feelings.  I could be happy with a bowl of pasta, butter, and parmesan cheese.  That might sound lame but it’s my go to meal when I don’t know what to eat.  In fact, I actually had that very exact meal for lunch yesterday. Add to the pasta a little bit …

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Sweet Potato and Hard Boiled Egg Salad

I don’t usually like unitaskers.  You know, a kitchen gadget that only has one purpose.  However, I have an exception today. I’m talking about an Eggsact Egg Timer.  It was one of the best things that we registered for when we got married.  I don’t mean to sound like a infomercial but this thing really works and it’s under $5!  Yes, we registered for something that was only $5.  You never know what someone’s budget is and we wanted to make sure everyone had a shot at it.  That was eight years ago and we still use it all the time.  It …

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Slow Cooker Black Bean Soup

It’s soup season.  You know, cold out and stuff. If you’re suffering from a post holiday food coma and you’re tired of being in the kitchen like I am then this bean soup couldn’t come at a better time.  This soup is a great way to get back on track for healthy eating because it’s made of beans and veggies.  That’s all healthy stuff all the time. You cook this soup in a slow cooker.  I’m not really drawn to slow cooker recipes because I don’t mind cooking soup on the stove.  Oh, plus, I don’t like to leave the house when the crock pot is on.  …

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Red Quinoa with Tomato, Basil, and Mozzarella

It’s a mad dash to the holiday finish line. The other day I looked in the fridge and noticed that it was basically empty.  When did that happen?  I had butter and eggs (and everything else that I needed in the cabinets to make cookies), but I had nothing to make “real food.”  You know, something to eat for dinner (aside from cookies of course).  Please tell me someone else can relate. I went to grocery store yesterday and got something other than cookie ingredients, but I’m still left with the thought of “I don’t want to cook or I don’t have time to …

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Slow Cooker Split Pea Soup (Redux)

It’s not easy being green. It’s also not easy taking pictures of green things, but here I am taking photos of a pea soup… again.  This recipe was one of my first ever posts back in March 2013.  How has it been almost four years that I’ve had this blog?!  Crazy talk. In the past I’ve re-posted recipes by highlighting them in my Best Ever series or if I came up with a way to improve the recipe.  Today is a little different.  I’m posting this recipe again because… well, because I want to.  🙂  In all seriousness, it’s because this …

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