Sunday, March 29, 2015

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Tostadas with Avocado Lime Crema

Hello, friends! Oh my gosh, it is GORGEOUS outside today! My windows are open and letting the sun in...the wind is blowing and it's warm, but not too warm. It's the perfect day for a picnic or a bike ride or something lovely, spent with pleasant people. (Yet, here I am, behind my computer, blogging. Eh...such is life).
I'm late posting this recipe--I made it a few weeks ago and haven't had time to write it out or edit the photos. I reached a point today of deciding that it doesn't have to be *perfect* in order for me to share, so I'm going to share it anyway!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Creamy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Okay, quick poll: Who loves lasagna?? *Raises hand* Great. Now that we've gotten THAT out of the way, we can move on to today's recipe! Lasagna is one of the ultimate comfort foods, don't you agree? Ooey, gooey, cheesy, and indulgent. Mmm.
This recipe offers a delicious, meatless twist on lasagna that's so tasty and FILLED with good (and good for you!) ingredients like spinach, mushrooms, tons of cheese, and an absolutely wonderful homemade creamy mushroom sauce!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Crunchy Tilapia Tacos with Red Cabbage Slaw and Fresh Pineapple Salsa

Hi, friends! I hope you're well and enjoying the not-icy weather these days. So here's the deal: I love tacos. I especially love fish tacos. Mmm. A good fish taco just makes the foodie in me so happy!

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes with Cinnamon Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

So...Texas is sunny one moment; then raging with snow and thundersleet the next! Personally, I don't mind all that much, because what it means for ME is: quality time in the kitchen. Work was supposed to open at noon today, but they gave us the whole day off due to poor driving conditions! So I've spent the day in my sweats, eating delicious leftovers from earlier meals this week, and baking and photographing today's recipe for these Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes! : )

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Sweet and Spicy Asian Salmon with Strawberry-Pineapple Salsa

As promised, I'm back again with the second recipe of the day! I couldn't be happier :) I really love salmon, guys. I find it flavorful, tasty, and it contains all those wonderful, heart-loving omega-3s!
I also love pairing salmon with fruit; particularly a bright, cheery salsa like the one I made today! It has fresh strawberries, fresh pineapple, a little bell pepper, and some cilantro. YUM. While we're on the topic of pineapple, it occurs to me that I rarely purchase fresh pineapple, and there's not really a good reason for it. I LOVE pineapple! I hereby resolve to make it a more permanent part of my kitchen staples :)

Smashed Avocado Toast with Sauteed Bell Pepper, Asparagus, Mushrooms, and Fried Eggs

Guys! These ice days have been absolutely brilliant because they've allowed me to get back into the kitchen, cook, and photograph food in actual daylight!! Goodness. I didn't realize how much I've missed being in the kitchen, buzzing around chopping and prepping and tasting! Expect at least one more post (maybe even later today) before the weekend is over. I'm so excited that I've been able to blog!

Friday, February 27, 2015

Roasted Tomato, Tortellini, and Spinach Soup

Let me just go ahead and break the ice: IT'S SNOWING! (<--See what I did there? *Snicker*) Oh, good grief. This has been a crazy week for weather here in north Texas. Rain turned to ice on Sunday evening, effectively shutting down the city for all of Monday and most of Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday were cold, but not freezing--and then today, Friday, I went to work and the university sent us home at 10:30 this morning due to snow and rapidly worsening driving conditions!
I've had plenty of quality time to myself this week, which is always delightful--and I've also had some great kitchen time! I made the Turkey Chili Taco Soup again, which is a wonderful, hearty soup for cold weather--and today, I'm trying my hand at something new!