cooking lately...

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Cooking has become a serious passion for me in the last two years since getting married.  I think this astounds my mom, because I was the daughter who lit the green beans on fire and had foot high flames coming off the stove as a 12 year old...  I also used to be extremely picky, and put honey on anything that I didn't like the taste of,  tuna fish casserole, and orange slices being the most memorable.  Since I now have control in the kitchen, I am much more daring and care a whole lot more about what we are eating.  We have gone about 70% vegetarian (mostly because it is cheaper and I don't have to clean up after meat, which I find to be a huge inconvenience and sort of gross), and honestly, I love it.  So here are a few mostly vegetarian meals that I have found to be delicious and satisfying!

1.  Carrot Soup with Tahini and Crisped Chickpeas:  This soup was amazing.  It had a number of steps, but was well worth the effort!  It was a great combo of flavors and textures, plus it is basically carrots, and chickpeas.  I love eating something that simple with loads of vegetables.

2.  Black Bean Soup:  We eat soup about once a week around here, and I loooove this soup.  It is especially delicious if you put a decent sized chunk of cream cheese in it and eat it with tortilla chips. Plus, this one is super fast.

3.  Sweet Potato Tacos:  Janssen introduced these to me about 4 years ago, and I still can't get over how delicious they are.  We almost always make them vegetarian-style, and they are still so flavorful and delicious!  I absolutely love them!  These are also a pretty darn quick meal, especially if you make it vegetarian.

4.  Stacked Roasted Vegetable Enchiladas: This is one of my favorite dishes to serve.  I love salsa, roasted veggies, and cheese, so this one hits high on my list.  They are even delicious day 2!  Be warned, they do take a bit of prep-work, but totally worth the effort.

5.  Red Pepper and Fontina Cheese Pizza with a Balsalmic Glaze:  This was very tasty and Adam absolutely loved it!

Happy Cooking!


  1. I wish we could eat more vegetarian, Matt is way too picky and meat is a main course kind of thing! And now Addy has become obsessed with meat! But that pizza looks amazing! My little sister swears by that black bean soup!! Definitely some recipes I will have to try!

  2. Andrea,
    I think bacon would probably be an welcome addition to the soup, for the meat lovers! The pizza was really delicious! It was even good as leftovers the next day!

  3. Oh those all look so amazing! Thanks for sharing :)


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