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Squash, Red Pepper, and Tomato Gratin

I have wanted to make a gratin for a while.  First of all, gratin [gra-teh(n)] sounds super fancy, so if you tell someone you are making them a gratin, they will immediately think you are an amazing cook.  Secondly, what is not to love about a gratin… cheesy goodness with a crisp breaded top… amazing!

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Unfortunately, every time I ran across a recipe for one (or even worse, a scrumptious-looking picture), I would think, Ooo, that looks soo good, but Adam would definitely despise this.  Cooking without cheese really limits what is available to make.  But why am I complaining, I cause even more problems being a vegetarian! Continue reading

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Broccoli and Asparagus Soup for Fiesta Friday

I’ve decided to join in on Fiesta Friday!  For more information about it, check out The Novice Gardner.  I discovered Fiesta Friday through one of this week’s host Butter, Basil, and Breadcrumbs – she posted this amazing-looking Molten Lava Cake, and I couldn’t resist checking it out!  To celebrate Friday, spring time, and asparagus, my contribution to the Fiesta is Broccoli and Asparagus Soup.

I have been on an extremely almost-obsessive asparagus kick for the last month!  Hey, if they’re only in season for a few months, why not take advantage of it?  I currently have 3 pounds of asparagus in the fridge, but some of it is for others too…

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Mexican Quinoa Salad (with Beef)

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I love quinoa!  It’s so filling and there are so many things you can do with it.  As a vegetarian, you eat a lot of grains, and it is very easy to get sick of pasta and rice all the time.  Quinoa is a great way to mix things up!  Plus quinoa is a superfood – it is very high in protein, it is actually a complete protein and is high in fiber, iron, and magnesium. Continue reading

Personal (Chicken) Pot Pies

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I love to find simple ways to cook my food separate from Adam’s.  You know, make sure all of the delicious vegetable are untainted by meat. 🙂  Making individual portions of the pot pie was the perfect way to do that!

When I was thinking of what to call this, I was inspired by Pizza Hut’s Personal Pan Pizzas.  I used to do Book-It in elementary school, so each month my family would go to Pizza Hut for dinner, and I would get a free personal pan pizza because I got enough stickers from the books I read.  Anyway…  In honor of two separate pot pies, I introduce to you the Personal Pot Pie. Continue reading

Roasted Pepper Roll-Ups with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto

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Believe it or not, there have been several times I wish I ate meat.  Almost every time I am cooking a new meat recipe for Adam, whenever he is trying it  – that’s about it – those are the times I want to eat meat.  It’s hard to feel like I’m not missing out on those sauces, marinades, and spices that season the meat. Well not this time! I found this delicious recipe for Baked Chicken Stuffed with Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto, Basil, and Goat Cheese at Kayln’s Kitchen, and I was determined to find a way to try it too!

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