Buffalo Quinoa Bites

Possessed by Seitan (aka my failed attempt at vegetarianism)

I have been trying to eat healthier lately. I don’t like to call it “dieting” because that just makes something inside of me want to run and hoard (and eat) all of the yummiest, fattiest food in the world: chocolate, cashews, cheese (oh…cheese…), peanut butter…*wipes drool*…you catch my drift....more
Best title EVER.more

5 Things You Didn't Know You Could Do with Butternut Squash: Butternut Squash Lasagna with Blue Cheese and Mozzarella

Traditionally, my family has always relied on the “it’s Thanksgiving!” mentality of roasting squash—pop that baby in the oven with some olive oil, salt and pepper, and serve it as a side dish to puckered-faced children who’d rather crawl under the table than eat a vegetable that color.  Butternut squash isn't orange like a carrot or yellow like a banana, but this weird version of the two (depending on its raw or cooked version,...more

Jalapeno Black Bean Burgers

I think I just made the best thing I've ever made.  I know I say a lot of things are delicious, but this was phenomenal.  I got this recipe from Eat, Live, Run and wow, this is going in my permanent recipe book... for life....more

Meatful Mondays...

This fall, my favorite 7thgrader developed a tendency to role her eyes at me during family discussions.  I adopted a new policy at the Feed Yard Foodie house to counteract this unacceptable habit—every eye roll is equal to 10 push-ups....more

Meatless Mondays: Quinoa 'burgers' with portabella mushroom 'buns'

I think quinoa just might be the healthiest grain on the planet. You see, without boring you with all the scientific details,  it’s a complete protein.  And for a grain, that’s saying something.  You see the only other complete proteins – meaning food with all eight essential amino acids for human health – are meats.  But they come with a lot of baggage.  Quinoa comes without baggage, and actually brings much more to the table o’ health....more

Meatless Mondays: Egg salad lettuce wraps & white wine pickled vegetables

 So I have this one member of my family who sometimes just wants to eat vegetables.  No, it's not our pet bunny rabbit, and this person shall remain nameless for their own good.  But in an effort to try and get this person to actually read my blog posts, I thought joining in on Meatless Mondays would be a good start.  So I stole this person's dinner idea for this one.  Nope, there's no shame in my game......more

Greek Frittata with Zucchini, Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs from Kalyn's Kitchen

After I made this Greek Frittata with Zucchini, Tomatoes, Feta, and Herbs, I noticed I was eating the leftovers for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. That launched the idea in my mind that frittatas, which are a type of omelet that's not folded over, might be a perfect Meatless Monday dish. I love the combination of tomatoes and feta in this recipe, but if you're not a fan of salty Greek feta cheese, mozzarella would make a nice substitute. ...more
I love frittata's too!  My fave is roasted red pepper, spinach and cheese.  Although goat ...more

Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant Parmesan from Cookin' Canuck

I'm thinking even a family of committed carnivores won't miss the meat if you serve up these amazing-sounding stacks of Grilled Zucchini and Eggplant Parmesan from Cookin' Canuck. Zucchini and eggplant are so good cooked on the grill, and Dara has step-by-step photos of how to assemble the stacks of grilled zucchini goodness. Sounds like a winner to me for Meatless Monday! ...more
Another one I loved the sound of!more

Summer Squash Fritters from Aggie's Kitchen

Nothing says summer like zucchini, and if you know someone with a garden they'll probably be happy to share some so you can make these very tasty-looking Summer Squash Fritters from Aggie's Kitchen.  The fritters have Parmesan cheese for extra flavor, and I think they sound like a perfect Meatless Monday lunch or light dinner, maybe with a nice green salad on the side and some kind of tasty sauce to serve over them.  Aggie uses a combination of yellow summer squash and zucchini, which I think makes the fritters especially pretty, but any kind of summer squash would work. ...more
@aggieskitchen my pleasure Aggie; great recipe!more