Vegetable Pot Pie with Cheese Biscuits

I can’t say enough about this recipe from Budget Bytes. It’s deceptively easy; it’s quick; I almost always have all the ingredients on hand; and it’s delicious.  Ingredients: Filling: 3 tablespoons butter 1 onion, chopped  3 tablespoons flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme 1/4 teaspoon dried sage freshly cracked pepper 1 cup milk 1 cup…

Lemon Broccoli Pasta

I don’t have any idea where I got this recipe. In my spiral notebook, I have scribbled down the most basic directions. I don’t even remember if I’ve made it, but this sounds goooood to me. 1 pound pasta 1 1/2 pounds broccoli Bring a big pot of water to a boil. Add pasta and…

Roasted Cauliflower Soup w/ Turmeric

After accidentally buying a second head of cauliflower, I looked for ways to use up and was intrigued by a roasted cauliflower soup. I combined two recipes, and it resulted in a really delicious soup for a chilly spring night. Total win here. My whole family enjoyed it. INGREDIENTS: 1 head garlic 4 tablespoons olive…

Black Beans & Rice with Sausage

Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 3/4 cup uncooked white rice 1 1/2 cups chicken broth 2-3 teaspoon ground cumin 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 t paprika cilantro, to taste 3 cooked black beans 1lb cooked sausage of your choice Directions In a stockpot over medium-high heat, heat the…

Red Lentil Coconut Curry

This recipe, from the Simply in Season cookbook, is super easy to make, despite its long list of ingredients. It is as tasty as it sounds. It makes a ton: plenty to share with a friend since I’m not so sure how it would freeze. The boys asked for more cauliflower, and Clara has been gobbling…

Indian Rice and Lentils

The other day I got an e-mail from my dear friend Kate with the delightful subject line “random lentil recipe email.” Inside was a gem of a flexible recipe — quick, easy, cheap, tasty.  1 cup chopped onion 1 cup chopped celery (or swiss chard stalks) 1 cup peas (frozen is fine) 2 cups chopped…

Spinach & Spaghetti

(Originally published February 2008) Marlene Lehl (from Zion Church) brought me this as a mercy meal (I think it was when Liv came home) and it was delicious. I passed it on as a mercy meal last night and wanted to share this meatless main dish with the rest of you. Ingredients: 4 ounces spaghetti…

Fresh Mint Tabbouleh

When I visited Kate in Minneapolis, she took me to the Birchwood Cafe, where I had their Mint Tabbouleh. I couldn’t get it out of my head, so I emailed the cafe and they graciously gave me the ingredient list. I’ve been eating this for lunch for over a month. Here’s how I’ve been creating it….

Cornmeal Pie

This is another recipe from Clean Living. Technically, this is Polenta Pie, but Jason hates the word “polenta,” so I had to change it if he was even going to try it. Simon ended up calling it Corn Pie. Ingredients for the Crust: 1 cup coarse cornmeal or polenta 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried…

Slow-Cooked Curried Chickpeas

This is a recipe from Clean Eating.  I had to ask the produce guy what a rutabaga looked like (I would have guessed right; it looks kind of like a turnip but bigger and waxy). Ingredients: 1 pound dry chickpeas, rinsed and picked over (about 2 1/4 cups) 1 rutabaga (1 1/2 to 2 pounds),…