Pesto and Veggie Pasta

Pesto and Veggie Pasta

We’ve been cooking with less meat lately and had a lot of pesto in our freezer from end-of-season basil harvesting in Corwin’s mom’s garden, so instead of our usual chicken with orzo in a pesto cream sauce we decided to experiment with loading up a bunch of veggies in a non-creamy pesto pasta recipe. It … Continue reading

Fried Quinoa

Fried Quinoa

We started using quinoa a couple of years ago and have come to love it, especially as a higher-protein and higher-fiber alternative to rice. That said, we tend to gravitate toward Tex-Mex-style dishes when we substitute it for rice, so when we read that the Frugalwoods make fried quinoa we loved the idea for the … Continue reading

Rice and Beans with Mushrooms

Rice and Beans with Mushrooms

We’ve been working to optimize our grocery bill lately and started reading the Frugalwoods’ blog for ideas. Curious about their rice and beans recipe, we decided to give it a try and have made it a few times now, adjusting it to our preferences. Rice and beans has never been an appealing dish to me, … Continue reading

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Instant Pot Chicken Tortilla Soup

Tortilla soup is one of our favorite recipes to make in the instant pot. We found an excellent recipe from flavorrd.com that I like better than any of the tortilla soups we get at restaurants now, in part because of how much we love the tortilla strips. We use part flour, part corn tortillas to … Continue reading

My New Favorite Meatloaf Is Vegetarian

My New Favorite Meatloaf Is Vegetarian

Cold weather makes me crave hearty dishes like chili, meatloaf, and pot roast, but the thing those dishes typically have in common is that they’re very meat-heavy. I was craving meatloaf after we’d just had chili, so we decided to experiment and find a veggie meatloaf recipe to try out. We LOVED this recipe from … Continue reading