DIY “Chipotle” Bowl


I’ve only been to Chipotle one time. It was when we moved into the condo (approximately two years ago). I was still in school and my commute was an hour. Our kitchen wasn’t finished yet, so I opted for Chipotle one night. It was okay; however, I quickly recognized that I could construct my own…

Sun Dried Tomato Dip


  Ingredients: -30 oz cooked white beans or 2 cans of white beans (such as Soldier, Cranberry, or Great Northern), rinsed and drained -1 jar of sun dried tomatoes, drained -fresh lemon juice -pinch of salt UNLESS YOUR CAN OF BEANS ALREADY CONTAINS SALT* Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve with gluten…

Pumpkin Spice Oat Muffins


I have been so spoiled with my monthly shipments of Purely Elizabeth. I haven’t posted many recipes recently, but I indulge in my oats on a weekly basis. This recipe makes for a quick and easy breakfast or snack.       (Makes 1 serving! Quadruple the recipe to fill the entire muffin tin) Ingredients: -50…

2 Minute Meal (Grilled Chicken, Wild Rice, and Balsamic Field Greens)


I made this entire meal in only two minutes. No, it was not purchased in the pre-packed, frozen food section of the supermarket.  I made the chicken and wild rice from scratch…last weekend. I simply froze the leftovers. Last night, I took out the portions that I wanted for tonight’s dinner and then let them…

Simple Breakfast Staple


Eggs have always been a breakfast staple of mine. The first food that I learned to cook by myself was a basic fried egg. When I went away to college, I enhanced the recipe by scrambling spinach, cheese, and eggs together before my 9AM classes. When I began working, I altered the preparation technique of…