Zucchini Risotto Recipe: The Best Vegetable Hiding Risotto Ever

Zucchini Risotto

I've discovered a genius recipe for Zucchini Risotto. Last night, it resulted in both Phil and Jaye eating squash. And liking it. To be fair, I didn't really "discover" it. The recipe is a thing of lore among the Moms Group ladies at my church. Many a time, I've heard one mom or the other mention, "Oh, I'm making Erin's Zucchini Risotto for dinner tonight." And finally, I tried it. And it lived up to the lore. It's the best zucchini risotto. And the best oven-baked risotto. And the best … [Read more...]

Why Can’t I Love Vegetables?!?

The 30th item (clearly I'm going out of order in completion) on my Thirty by 30 list is to eliminate processed food and learn to eat vegetables. This week, I took a tangible step towards that goal, hopefully. I started the Whole Living Challenge. The challenge is structured as a cleanse and detox, which is good, but isn't exactly my main goal. My goal is to learn to enjoy fruits and vegetables. I don't right now. When I'm hungry, I don't think, "A banana sounds good." I don't reach for fruit as … [Read more...]

Chicken Tikka Masala Recipe

Chicken Tikka Masala

Here's my version of our favorite crockpot dinner ever, chicken tikka masala.  Recipe adapted from Real Simple. Crockpot Chicken Tikka Masala 1 15 oz. can crushed tomatoes 1 medium onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, diced 1/2 head of cauliflower, chopped 2 TBS tomato paste 2 tsps garam masala spice 1 1/2 lbs. boneless skinless chicken (I use either breasts or thighs, both work well) salt and pepper 1/2 cup heavy cream Dice onions and garlic. Chop cauliflower. Chop chicken into … [Read more...]

Best Kale Salad Ever

 or I ate an entire bunch of kale for dinner... OMG. I just finished eating an entire bunch of kale. Raw. Delicious. I don't even like kale. But I do now. One of my college friends was in town this weekend. When I mentioned how I'm trying to eat more fruits and vegetables she recommended a cookbook (for which I immediately put in an interlibrary loan request) and wrote down this awesome kale salad recipe for me. Seriously awesome. This is the second time I've made the recipe this week. … [Read more...]

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

How does your garden grow?With lots of weeds and little careAnd four raspberries all in a row.  … [Read more...]