Swiss Chard Phyllo Pie

This recipe started life as an attempt to use up some frozen phyllo I had hanging around, but it ended up being something the husband and I fought over the last piece.  This is great for a light lunch or supper, or as an addition to a brunch. Swiss Chard Phyllo Pie 1/2 c onion, … Continue reading

Bacon Cheddar Spaghetti Squash

What is better than taking a healthy vegetable and turning it into a delicious, artery-clogging bacon fest?  Not much!  That’s why I love this use of spaghetti squash.  You get to convince yourself you’re doing good while eating cheese and bacon. If you’ve never worked with spaghetti squash, don’t be intimidated.  It is very easy … Continue reading

Deep Dish Double-Crust Pizza

This beauty has been a favorite in our house for a while now.  Like any pizza, it’s so forgiving and willing to absorb any random things you have hanging out in the fridge.  This iteration took care of about 4 bell peppers and an onion, along with some other random meats and vegetables.  The key … Continue reading

Oodles of Zoodles

I bought myself a new kitchen tool, a mandolin, and put it to use right away with our newest squash use – Zoodles! Zucchini noodles, or “Zoodles,” aren’t a new thing, and they’re certainly not difficult.  All you do is slice zucchini on your thinnest julienne setting on a mandolin.  Some recipes recommend using them … Continue reading

Roast Vegetable And Goat Cheese Bread

I’m totally on a bread baking kick right now.  I’ve been teaching my 3 year old how to bake bread and it’s such a fun thing to do together.  She gets to add all the ingredients, punch down the dough, and I even let her cut slits into the top of last loaves.  Perhaps I … Continue reading

Amaranth Greens and Sweet Pea Frittata

Ahhh, the frittata.  The catch all for those vegetables you just don’t know how to handle.  When amaranth greens showed up again, I decided that the forgiving vehicle of a fritatta to get them to the table. Seriously.  How pretty are those leaves? It’s like summertime in a skillet! And anything that ends with a … Continue reading

Penne with Bacon, Leeks, and Peas

This is a super simple pasta dish that came together with just a handful of ingredients and the time it took to cook the pasta.  It made for a really filling weeknight meal that left a ton of leftovers for weekday lunches. Penne with Bacon, Leeks, and Peas Serves 6-8 1 lb penne pasta 1 … Continue reading