Thai whole grain spaghetti with homemade peanut sauce

So per usual, I attempted to experiment in the kitchen yesterday and failed miserably. I have heard a lot of good things about spaghetti squash so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and see what all the hype was about. I understand the concept behind it; for those looking for a lower calorie pasta option, spaghetti squash gives you a similar texture and … Continue reading Thai whole grain spaghetti with homemade peanut sauce

Puréed lentil, barley, and vegetable soup

So I originally started making a completely different recipe. And then about half way through I realized I kind of wanted to make something a little different. Luckily, both recipes contained similar ingredients so the end product still came out fine. It doesn’t look completely appetizing (picture baby food) which is why I decided to spare you with a picture. However, I still think it … Continue reading Puréed lentil, barley, and vegetable soup

Smoked sweet potato and roasted red pepper soup

Since the weather has decided to be more fall like as of late, I thought it would be the perfect time to make some homemade soup. A recipe from here sparked my interest so I made a few modifications and gave it a go. This soup has the perfect balance of smokey and sweet! It’s perfect for those cold days when you just want to … Continue reading Smoked sweet potato and roasted red pepper soup

Foodservice rotations and Roasted beets in olive oil

I have my new friend, chef Steve, to thank for this ridiculously easy, ridiculously tasty snack. Chef Steve was kind enough to help me prep today for my theme meal tomorrow. Wait, theme meal? Let me back up a bit and explain what I’ve been up to. For those of you who have been religiously following me (I thank you if you’re still following), you … Continue reading Foodservice rotations and Roasted beets in olive oil

Baked Broccoli and cheese snack bites

I wanted to make something quick for dinner without making a big fuss. So i whipped up these broccoli bites. Recipe adapted from here ingredients. 2 cups thawed broccoli 1 cup whole wheat flour 3 egg whites + 1 whole egg 1 tbsp minced garlic 3/4 cup cheese of choice (I used half velveeta cheddar and half mozzarella) directions If using frozen broccoli, make sure … Continue reading Baked Broccoli and cheese snack bites