Zucchini Fritters Recipe

This dish is a great way to utilize the surplus of zucchini that always seems to come about in mid-summer. At my house, we typically serve these as appetizers to a summer meal out on the patio or as a side to grilled marinated venison steaks, but feel free to pair them with any dish that needs a savory side.

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Cucumber Salad Recipe

It seems like everyone has their own special recipe for cucumber salad, and after a summer of cookouts and barbeques, all those mayo-based salads can start to feel a bit redundant and heavy. That’s where this dish shines: the combination of rice wine vinegar and fresh fill gives it a very refreshing quality that makes for a perfect summer side that goes with practically anything.

For similar recipes highlighting farm-fresh produce, check out The Catskills Farm to Table Cookbook by Courtney Wade. Continue reading

Moroccan Baked Chickpeas Recipe

Are you finding yourself mindlessly snacking away now that you’re home all the time? In the best of times, an apple and peanut butter, a bowl of fruit or hummus and vegetables are great snack ideas. But what about something more exciting that’s still healthy AND easy to make?

Nichole Dandrea at Purely Planted has come up with 15 healthy and plant-based, nutrition-packed snacks that are tasty, fulfilling and nourishing including the one below. Check out her recipe below then click over to her website for more ideas. Continue reading

Cinnamon Carrot Cake Bites Recipe

Are you finding yourself mindlessly snacking away now that you’re home all the time? In the best of times, an apple and peanut butter, a bowl of fruit or hummus and vegetables are great snack ideas. But what about something more exciting that’s still healthy AND easy to make?

Nichole Dandrea at Purely Planted has come up with 15 healthy and plant-based, nutrition-packed snacks that are tasty, fulfilling and nourishing including the one below. Check out her recipe below then click over to her website for more ideas. Continue reading

Pork Tinga Slow Cooker Tacos Recipe

If you’re looking for something new for dinner or a Cinco de Mayo treat, check out this delicious recipe from Taco! Taco! Taco! by Sara Haas. It’s also a great recipe to make ahead of time for a week’s worth of meals.

 

Pork Tinga Slow Cooker Tacos
Servings: 6 to 8 (Makes About 4 Cups Cooked Pork)

Once, I went to a local Mexican restaurant that served a chicken tinga taco, and it made me SO HAPPY. Of course I had to come home and immediately try to recreate it. I came pretty darn close with this one. Instead of chicken, I swapped in pork for a fun twist. And I like to keep the toppings simple because the sauce it cooks in tastes so good! Continue reading

Mushroom Pot Stickers Recipe

Chef Ed Harris, a past winner of Food Network’s Chopped, has a passion for Asian cuisine as well as vegan-style cooking. Check out his recipe for Mushroom Pot Stickers below.

 

Mushroom Pot Stickers

Cooking Time: 30 mins
Servings: 5
Preparation Time: About 20 mins Continue reading

Hummus Flatbread Pizza Recipe

Hummus is a super food in that it’s so versatile that it can often be used as a healthier alternative to diary like eggs and cheese. The Complete Hummus Cookbook by Catherine Gill features over 200 delicious, vegan-friendly recipes for you to try including the one below which gives an Italian classic a hummus twist!

 

One of the best food discoveries for me was using hummus on pizza. You can spread it on as the sauce, as demonstrated in this recipe, or you can make a traditional pizza using tomato sauce and dollop hummus on top in place of vegan cheese. The possibilities really are endless with hummus. Continue reading

Korean BBQ Beef Tacos Recipe

Looking for something different for dinner? Check out this great recipe from Taco! Taco! Taco! by Sara Haas featuring Korean BBQ!

Have you had Korean BBQ? It’s out of this world! I wanted to emulate the delicious food I’ve experienced with this recipe. This Korean BBQ Beef is my homage to my adoration of Korean BBQ. Continue reading