20 Minute Meals
Greek Quinoa Salad (vegan)

Greek Quinoa Salad (vegan)

I don’t really know if avocados are Greek, but since I can’t live without them they end up in a lot of things I make.  If the rumors about ‘you are what you eat’ are true, then I am going to turn into a nutty avocado.  And things are going to get weird. Hubby just

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Vegan Creamy Leek Pasta

Vegan Creamy Leek Pasta

My sense of humor hasn’t changed much as I got older.  Cheesy jokes get me every time.  It wasn’t until I was a full blown adult that I found out that the joke about Fozzie Bear’s jokes is that they are bad.  I always thought he was so hilarious.  I still find myself laughing inappropriately

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Vegan Asian Soup

Vegan Asian Soup

I suddenly found myself staring down a refrigerator that was so full of produce that I could barely shut it on Saturday morning.  I chose to ignore that and went about my normal routine: a smoothie, and the newest episode of Jamie’s 15 minute meals.  If you have been around the blog for a while

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Pasta with Green Beans and Chili Garlic Sauce

Pasta with Green Beans and Chili Garlic Sauce

This winter has certainly been a snowy one.  My driveway is resembling an ice fortress straight off the set of Frozen.  Clearly the marketing department at Disney has been hard at work making it an icy, snowy winter to promote the movie.  I did see it twice, so I guess it’s working!!  (Oops, my Disney

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Veggie Meatballs (Grain-Free!)

Veggie Meatballs (Grain-Free!)

Spaghetti and meatballs on Sunday night reminds me of my childhood.  I think Sunday was always a day my mom made them, while my sister and I built forts out of blankets and pillows and the rocking chair.  We also had a computer box that will age me to say was so big we could

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Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup

Vegan Creamy Mushroom Soup

I am not always super upbeat and positive, but I really try to see the positive, and to be positive.  Because there really is a rainbow from every rain and all that stuff Sesame Street always tried to teach you. So while winter is cold, and can start feeling long, I am taking time to

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Vegan Tempeh Scramble

Vegan Tempeh Scramble

I love breakfast.  It’s a meal where I can eat chocolate things, or savory goodies, or throw some healthy things in a blender and have a balanced meal in seconds.  There is totally not another meal that is so flexible. But I think maybe my favorite thing about breakfast is that mornings tend to be

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Vegan Beef and Broccoli

Vegan Beef and Broccoli

No matter where you go, or who you talk to, it is likely you have something in common: super cold weather.  Like, some companies in Minnesota closed last week because it was dangerous how cold it was.  On a thermometer, that would be a reading of nutso cold. Between the cold and shorter sunny hours,

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Sherried Tomato Basil Soup (Vegan)

Sherried Tomato Basil Soup (Vegan)

Oh hello!! It feels like it’s been a while since we chatted.  I didn’t prattle on as much as usual during my Thanksgiving series over the last couple of weeks.  So I am pretty excited to begin spilling by guts again.  I know that’s why you come visit me here, not for the recipes.  Right? 

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Thanksgiving Leftover Pasta

Thanksgiving Leftover Pasta

A lot of people make a sandwich out of their thanksgiving leftovers.  I make a pasta.  I blame it on my Italian roots, which make me obsessed with anything involving pasta.  This one uses the gravy and cranberry as the sauce, and since you don’t have to fit it between bread, almost anything goes!! This

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Oktoberfest Quinoa

Oktoberfest Quinoa

In my quest to make the most of the amazing fall season, I went to an Oktoberfest this past weekend.  It was clear that for many the main focus was to celebrate the season by drinking the largest possible volume of beer.  Now, I don’t drink much, but I actually did have a beer at

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BBQ Cheddar Brussels Sprouts Pizza

BBQ Cheddar Brussels Sprouts Pizza

For me, every season has one item that I am so excited to eat, that I eat so much of it so often that I end up getting sick of it by the time the season is over.  In spring it’s asparagus.  And right now, it’s brussels sprouts. Now I don’t know if there are

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