Quinoa Sliders

Once again, I find myself in the dreaded chicken-and-pasta dinner rut!  Unfortunately this happens too many times to count. This entrée, for Quinoa Sliders, is a welcomed diversion to our pedestrian meat choices; it combines an interesting medley of southwestern textures and flavors (black beans, whole kernel corn, garlic, cilantro, chipotle). Luckily I know my kids already LOVE quinoa and corn and beans so, it's highly probable that this meal wouldn’t disappoint.  And, it is super easy to make. We love our Quinoa. And why shouldn't … [Read more...]

Warm Moroccan Spiced Couscous

As March is National Nutrition Month, what better way to celebrate than with a delicious and nutritious meal from the National Pasta Association (NPA) that are each under 300 calories! Add some spice with Warm Moroccan Spiced Couscous Salad which is jam packed with healthy veggies, savory spices. This recipes make it easy to get a nutritious meal with a healthy dose of vitamins and mouthwatering flavor.   … [Read more...]

Roasted Eggplant

I’ve enjoyed eggplant slices roasted on the grill, as the “meat” of a vegetarian sandwich, pureed into a silky, smooth dip and as the main course in Eggplant Parmesan. Admittedly, I’ve only been served these dishes. However, much like my recent love affair with avocados, I never actually prepared eggplants for myself or my family—I was completely intimidated and merely courted them in the aisles of the supermarket. It was finally time for me to take this egg-shaped glossy purple fruit into my own hands. So, last night I … [Read more...]

Korean-Style Short Ribs

My slow cooker has been on over-drive the past two weeks and I'm not ashamed.  I'm actually impressed that each night (and sometimes in the mornings) I've managed to churn out a meals that still pique my kids' interest while hearty and flavorful to boot! It's hard to imagine that three years ago I was intimidated by slow cooking and now, I can't stop.  Slow cooking is like the most wonderful science experiment that's so easy. How often can you dump ingredients into an appliance, leave that appliance, and then come back hours later only to … [Read more...]