Don’t Let the Words Healthy Pumpkin Scones Scare You!

Don’t let the words ‘Healthy Pumpkin Scones’ scare you! These scones have all sorts of good things, like maple chips and maple glaze and fewer calories than one you could buy at Starbucks (no disrespect to Starbucks). Nothing’s Better than Pumpkin Scones with Maple Glaze! I have this habit of going to restaurants or coffee shops, purchasing something, and then thinking, “I bet I could make this healthier!” Even before restaurants started posting the calorie count of their menu items.…

Read More

Make These Unforgettable Pumpkin Spice Waffles

Who knew eating veggies for breakfast could taste so yummy? You’ll know they’re healthy and full of good-for-you things, but you don’t have to tell your family that they’re healthy whole-wheat waffles! Just tell them they’re pumpkin spice waffles. Pumpkin Spice Waffles My husband has acted as breakfast chef around our house for the past twenty years (I act as the supper chef). Occasionally I’ll get the itch to experiment on a Sunday morning, and this pumpkin spice waffle recipe…

Read More

Make the Best Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough Today!

Making healthier pizza starts with a whole grain pizza crust. A little vital wheat gluten makes this the best whole-wheat pizza dough, hands down. The Best Whole-Wheat Pizza Dough “I offered to take another staff member’s cafeteria duty for supper,” I told my house guest. “When the other kids get home, could you tell them about the pizza options?” “Sure,” she answered. I pointed to the first pizza, “That’s a weird Mexican pizza with beans, and cheese, and enchilada sauce…

Read More

This Hearty Vegetarian Tortellini Soup will Please Everyone

Try this simple vegetable soup recipe that’s twice as nice because you can serve it with our without the tortellini! A win-win situation for mixed company (vegans, vegetarians, gluten-free, and meatatarians). Vegetarian Tortellini Soup I can’t remember where the idea for this simple vegetable soup came from. Probably from the bulk food aisle at a WinCo store as I tried to think of what to do with tortellini. After all, when a store sells it in bulk, it costs a…

Read More

Even Meateaters Will Enjoy These Meatless Meatballs!

It sounds like an oxymoron, but meatless meatballs sounds better than ‘oxymoronic meatballs,’ so we’ll go with meatless meatballs or vegetarian meatballs for this recipe! Meatless Meatballs We sat around our dinner table and said grace. Twelve expectant heads popped up after the prayer. Fourteen of us fit, albeit snugly, around the repurposed boardroom table. “What’s for dinner?” one of the twelve students asked. “Spaghetti and meatballs,” I answered, as I stood up to carry the two steaming bowls of…

Read More

Green Pesto Pasta with Banza Rotini

You may have seen the new Banza rotini pasta at your local Costco and wondered if it’s worth it. I tastes great, freezes well when cooked, and pairs wonderfully with the green pesto pasta recipe. Whole Grain vs. Regular Rotini Have you ever wondered about the difference between whole-wheat pasta and regular pasta? Me, too! I’ve known for a long time that whole-wheat products are better for you, but in my investigation, I discovered a few more things that might…

Read More

Why Make Just One Pan of Meatless Lasagna?

Looking for a tasty meatless lasagna recipe? This healthy vegetarian lasagna recipe will feed a crowd of about 40 (or you can bake one pan now and freeze the other three for later). Meatless Lasagna Doesn’t Always Mean Healthy I confess, I don’t know how to make a single pan of lasagna. My first attempt at making lasagna was when I catered a student leadership retreat my second year of college. Which meant I had to make enough to feed…

Read More

Looking for Quesadilla Ideas? Try these Sweet Potato Quesadillas!

If you’re looking for quesadilla ideas, try something unusual and tasty sweet potato quesadillas. They taste great without the queso, too. Sweet Potato Quesadillas Don’t get me wrong, I love a super-cheesy, crispy quesadilla, but I also know that all that cheese isn’t good for me. That’s why I invented a savory-with-a-hint-of-sweet alternative. Sweet potato quesadillas taste great with our without cheese. Nine times out of ten I forget to put cheese in them, and no one complains at all.…

Read More

Wondering what to Make with Barilla Red Lentil Pasta?

Have you seen the new gluten-free, vegan pasta from Barilla? It pairs perfectly with my creamy chipotle sauce with tofu! Barilla Red Lentil Pasta I should let everyone know up front that I don’t have a wheat sensitivity, nor do I suffer from celiac disease. I do have friends who do, though, so I’m always on the lookout for things that we can eat together. Especially tasty things. Companies have come a long way in the past decade in developing…

Read More
Affiliate Disclosure

If you purchase a product or service I reference on this site, I may receive an “affiliate commission.” This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. It takes money to run a website, so I occasionally endorse products of services that I believe in so that I can help subsidize the expenses.

%d bloggers like this: