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Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole Recipe. Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole is real food meets comfort food.

Creamy Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole Recipe

From scratch, quick and easy, and a big gentle hug loaded with good-for-you ingredients. Well don’t cha know. This is soo tummy-rumbly-I’m-goonna-eat-the-whoole-thing good, ya sure you betcha. Being from Minnesota, I feel the need to represent my Midwestern culture here on the blog with things like casseroles. Or more accurately: express my undying love. And so I proudly bring you today the food of my Midwestern upbringing… The Casserole. Beet, Mushroom, and Potato Casserole and Simple Salad – The Local Kitchener.

Well, the theme for winter cooking has been beets.

Beet, Mushroom, and Potato Casserole and Simple Salad – The Local Kitchener

And it’s a good theme since I think that beets are wonderful! But I know that I many people have a hard time eating beets and I think it’s good for me to admit that beets can be quite hard (literally) to eat. So long as they are well-cooked they are delicious, but it seems the only way to know if they are cooked enough is to try them. If they don’t seem done then don’t eat them, that’s my advice and I follow it. This recipe is a simplified version of Linda Frazer’s, from her The Best-Ever Vegetarian Cookbook (the “best-ever” designation is one that at least three different books on Amazon are claiming to be). We accompanied this tasty casserole with a very simple cucumber salad that consisted of sliced cucumber and homemade “thousand island” dressing (which was really just mayo and ketchup since we had forgotten to make the salad until right before eating). Baked orzo with eggplant and mozzarella – smitten kitchen.

Okay, I know that despite everyone being back to school, people actually showing up to the office again, like, to work, again and Labor Day being but a blip in the rearview mirror that summer isn’t really over yet — it’s hot, the days are still relatively long and, no, I will not put my sandals away.

baked orzo with eggplant and mozzarella – smitten kitchen

But I can’t help it. As soon as the first day of September, one of my favorite months, arrives, my brain becomes fiercely rooted in all things fall. I grab cardigans on the way out the door. I crave soup. I walk right past the peaches at the market so I can get to the new apples instead. I have mixed feelings about traditional baked pasta dishes. Asparagus Artichoke Breakfast Casserole Recipe. Vegetarian Eggplant Casserole Recipe (Gluten-Free) In the new paperback edition of The Meat-Free Monday Cookbook, editor Annie Rigg has assembled recipes from renowned chefs to create a meatless three-meal plan for every Monday of the year.

Vegetarian Eggplant Casserole Recipe (Gluten-Free)

We're sharing an Eggplant Casserole that's just as perfect for a Monday-night dinner as it is for a weekend dinner party. Serves 3 to 4 This recipe uses verjuice, which is made from unripe grapes and was an important cooking ingredient in medieval times. It has recently been repopularized by Australian chef Maggie Beer. Pumpkin Seed Pesto Rice Casserole. Bulgur, Spinach and Tomato Casserole — Recipes for Health. Andrew Scrivani for The New York Times It was an offhand comment but it got me thinking about how much I love bulgur and how versatile this nutty-tasting cracked wheat product is.

Bulgur, Spinach and Tomato Casserole — Recipes for Health

It comes in four different grades – fine (#1), medium (#2), coarse (#3), and very coarse (#4)– and each type lends itself to a particular kind of dish. In the Middle East pilafs are made with medium, coarse, and very coarse bulgur. Tabbouleh and kibbe are made with fine bulgur. In my kitchen I use the medium grind for a delicious breakfast porridge that has the flavor of a hearty cream of wheat, and I add it to breads and other baked goods. I don’t know if bulgur is going to be the next quinoa – probably not, as these days so many people shun wheat.

Casserole with Brown Rice, Ground Turkey, Green Pepper, Mushrooms, and Feta. This is a delicious gluten-free and South Beach Diet Phase Two casserole with brown rice, ground turkey, green pepper, mushrooms, and Feta.

Casserole with Brown Rice, Ground Turkey, Green Pepper, Mushrooms, and Feta

(For Friday Flashbacks I feature favorite recipes from the past that have been my personal favorites, and this delicious casserole with brown rice, ground turkey, green peppers, mushrooms, and Feta has so many of the favorite flavors I never get tired of. Today's the first day of spring but it's still casserole weather in many places, and a tummy-warming casserole like this one might really hit the spot on a cold spring night.) I realize that it's almost time to stop thinking about casseroles and start thinking about salads, but before it gets too hot to turn on the oven, can I urge you to try this delicious Casserole with Brown Rice, Ground Turkey, Green Pepper, Mushrooms, and Feta? While the rice cooks, wash the mushrooms, cut into thick slices or half slices, and saute until nicely browned. Put the mushrooms in a large bowl. Serve hot. Spiced Tomato Gratin Recipe.

We have family visiting from out of town this week.

Spiced Tomato Gratin Recipe

Meaning, I've been a bit tied up, with not as much time to write. But, on the flip side, I have been cooking quite a bit. And in a change of routine, we've been eating dinners outside thanks to a new table purchase. I'm stubbornly determined to enjoy many al fresco meals sitting at it, even if it means wearing three layers of sweaters. So, for our first under-the-fog meal at our new table, I made this twist on a favorite Suzanne Goin Potato-Tomato Gratin recipe. One of the things I like about Suzanne's gratin is the way she strikes bright, flavorful, deep and rustic notes in a preparation that isn't overly decadent. Either way, this is the sort of thing that is perfect just out of the oven. Garden keeper’s pie w/ beets, lentils + creamy celery root mash » The First Mess // healthy vegan recipes for every season.

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garden keeper’s pie w/ beets, lentils + creamy celery root mash » The First Mess // healthy vegan recipes for every season

Pin it! I will be a wholehearted gardener for the rest of my life. Vegan Lentil Shepherd’s Pie with Parsnip and and Potato Mash recipe on Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf, Revisited. Out of all my favourite vegan recipes, this lentil loaf ranks in my top 10.

Glazed Lentil Walnut Apple Loaf, Revisited

This is a big deal, considering I’m in love with no less than 3,000 foods at any given moment. The original loaf recipe hails from talented chef and author, Terry Walters. Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole – Making Thyme for Health. I’ve been trying my best to balance blogging amidst wedding planning and work but I think it’s obvious that I’ve fallen short over the past few weeks.

Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole – Making Thyme for Health

I know I’ll get back to my normal routine after we say I-do, I just wanted to let y’all know what’s going on. Because I never complain about how busy I am or talk about wedding planning on here so I mean, how else would you know? ;) I’m hoping to redeem myself with this recipe. Easy Mediterranean Chicken and Spinach Rice Bake:tomatillos. Easy family comfort food- chicken and rice bake with spinach.

Looking for weeknight supper ideas for the (can you believe it's that time of year again?) Back-to-school frenzy? This super simple toss-together recipe is budget-friendly and versatile. If you don't have chicken on hand try using pieces of cooked turkey or your favorite sausage. Vegetarian? A family favorite from the archives, this is easy comfort food to bake and savor before the fall begins its alchemy, spinning green into gold.

Kicking off my first post. Cheers to my first post on the new blog! CAULIFLOWER + BROWN RICE GRATIN. I've said for years now that I hate moving and after the past few weeks I can confidently say I still stand by that sentiment. I know there are certain crazy people who like finding new places for things and the boxes and fresh starts but I am not that kind of crazy person. I am a different kind of crazy person - the kind that figuratively looses her shit when things are out of control and messy and expensive and in flux. It probably doesn't help anyone that I am pregnant and extra emotional so the tears seemed to sit right behind my eye lids at the ready for a quick breakdown. My beloved husband... Purple Potato and Artichoke Gratin. Mushroom Casserole Recipe. I had one favorite thing to eat when I was a kid.

One dish I was loyal to above all else. I would request it when I was recovering from the flu, pneumonia, or strep throat. I would request it weeknights, weekends, and holidays. It was a simple dish, and one of four (maybe five) recipes my mom had in her entire culinary arsenal - we can get to some of the others in a future post. WIld Rice and Roasted Butternut Squash Casserole.

I've never been a big casserole lover. Lasagna Tart Recipe. My mom's friends hosted a shower for my sister months ago - not long after she had Jack. Many of them have known my mom longer than Heather and I have been alive, so it seemed fitting to share the new addition to the family with them. I have to tell you, one of the things you immediately notice when these ladies congregate is how tiny they are - a tribe of feisty five-footers. And they are organized. Like a small colony of bees - on the day of the shower everyone had an important job to do. 40 Easy Casserole Recipes That Are Actually Healthy. Parsnip-Sweet Potato Casserole. As predicted, it took a couple of days for the insomnia to pass, hence the photo yesterday of the beautiful buck that wandered into our back yard Monday afternoon, before deciding to eat our strawberry patch. The deer are abundant here in the ‘burbs – we saw five in the small field behind our neighbor’s house last night coming home from work.

This makes Beloved a little nervous, since he has plans to expand our back yard vegetable garden in the spring. At any rate, after two nights in a row of futilely trying NOT to be awake, I finally slept last night, so you won’t be subjected to too much incoherence for the rest of the week. Pesto Broccoli Sweet Potato Rice Casserole - Two Ways!

Everyone has a preference when it comes to food. Skillet Tomato Casserole with White Beans and Parmesan Croutons. Croutons epitomize my every at-bat in middle school softball: high potential, terrible execution.