Mexican Inspired

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

quick mexican black bean “pasta”

  [dropcap]W[/dropcap]e just got back from almost two weeks abroad.  We went to northern Italy and ended in Paris.  Out of the entire trip there were two meals, TWO, that were just “ok”.  Both countries LOVE their carbs.  Breakfasts there aren’t like here so getting […]

tater tot breakfast bake – texmex style

tater tot breakfast bake – texmex style

  [dropcap]I[/dropcap]t’s that time of the year again – Opening Day!  Detroit’s unofficial (drinking) Holiday.  Where people come together to celebrate their love for baseball, the first signs of spring and a day of debauchery.  This year I realized I haven’t worked on Opening Day […]

meatless monday: enchilada stuffed spaghetti squash

meatless monday: enchilada stuffed spaghetti squash

  [dropcap]M[/dropcap]y husband recently started a new workout program and is strictly following the meal plan that goes with it.  Which is making it harder for me to put together meals.  The real challenge is when I want to cook vegetarian.  He is allowed lots […]

Fiesta Bowl: Chicken, fajita veggie and quinoa

Fiesta Bowl: Chicken, fajita veggie and quinoa

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]uring the week our meals are for the most part healthy.  We have a good rotation of meatless meals, healthy salads with homemade dressings and some carb-free menu items.  As you can tell by reading ANY post of mine, there is usually always an abundance […]

meatless mondays: black bean and spinach enchiladas

meatless mondays: black bean and spinach enchiladas

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter the Holidays finally ended all we wanted was a home-cooked meal that was on the healthier side.  We had Monday off so I knew I would have a little more time to spend on dinner if I wanted.  Sometimes we do “Meatless Mondays” at […]

southwest scramble

southwest scramble

[dropcap]I[/dropcap] know I am completely at fault for our on the go lifestyle.  Sitting still and relaxing isn’t something that comes easily to me.  Due to that, our weekends are often filled up.  Usually we wake up and leave the house and don’t get back […]

soup sundays: black bean and lentil chili

soup sundays: black bean and lentil chili

[dropcap]B[/dropcap]aby it’s cold outside!  And I mean really freaking cold!  I think we went from an Indian Summer to straight up sub Arctic temperatures.  When I woke up the other morning the temperature was four.  FOUR degrees.  Not only was it four degrees it then said […]

meatless mondays: queso black bean and veggie skillet

meatless mondays: queso black bean and veggie skillet

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]ne of my husband’s favorite snack in the world is queso.  Every time we go down south to Texas where he is from he always stops to get a container of the stuff he likes at Whole Foods that we don’t have in Michigan.  Over […]

soup sundays: roasted poblano chowder

soup sundays: roasted poblano chowder

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]fter being in Greece for a week my husband was CRAVING spicy food.  There isn’t much spicy food in Greece.  The best we could find was in Croatia when we found red chili oil for our pizza.  Once we got home my husband was putting […]

summertime…..(enchilada) soup?

summertime…..(enchilada) soup?

[dropcap]O[/dropcap]n a day it’s 90 degrees out and you are planning your dinner for the night what is the first thing that comes to your mind?  I bet it’s not soup.  But for me since I could eat it every day it was what came […]