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Goat Cheese Kale and Spinach Pasta Recipe

Since kale is my best growing crop (I just planted some in the ground and ignored them, a year later they’re still huge!) I’m always on the lookout for ways to use it.  I love kale chips and the sinfully rich kale casserole, but our…

Easy Healthy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Easy Healthy Spaghetti Sauce Recipe

Everyone needs a few easy spaghetti recipes under their belts.  Spaghetti noodles are cheap and fast to cook.  If you have a few different sauce recipes memorized you can always easily whip something up.  This is a slightly spicy spaghetti recipe, a meaty red sauce…

Vegan Bell Pepper Corn Soup Recipe

Vegan Bell Pepper Corn Soup Recipe

Half way through winter I start itching for fresh produce.  I’m grew up in Hawaii where so much fresh produce is available year round because of the mild weather.  While we love our root vegetables and kale chips, I start craving the things I see…

Picante Pork Taco Appetizer

Picante Pork Taco Appetizer

If you’re looking for a fun and easy snack recipe for your Super Bowl party, you’ve got to try these bite size “tacos”.  Rather than going the American route of beef with taco seasoning, cheddar cheese and lettuce, I’m tapping into my memories of Mexico. …

Tomato and Green Bean Salad Recipe with a Creamy Vinaigrette

Tomato and Green Bean Salad Recipe with a Creamy Vinaigrette

I try to bring something different to every party, barbecue or get together we’re invited to.  It’s fun to test recipes out on people and, since I love to cook, it’s an easy way to show a thank you to whoever invited us.  When my…

Affordable King Crab Quesadilla Recipe

Affordable King Crab Quesadilla Recipe

You guys are in for SUCH a treat today!  It may surprise you to find a recipe for King Crab on a blog all about cheap cooking, but it is possible to enjoy such a decadent ingredient on a tight budget.  I’ve mentioned several times…

Oil and Vinegar Potato Salad and a New Addition to Our Family

Oil and Vinegar Potato Salad and a New Addition to Our Family

I made this delicious and healthy potato salad with our grilled porterhouse steak a couple weeks ago.  We LOVE my lemony dill potato salad, but it may now be a toss up between the two.  This oil and vinegar potato salad has just a touch…

Pico de Gallo and Racism

Pico de Gallo and Racism

This is a difficult post to write, but the topic of racism has been weighing heavily on my mind lately.  I’ve been volunteering in the Cultural Diversity Department for the City of Auburn for almost a year now, and through that position receive enough information…