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Collard Green with Tomatoes and Garlic Cheese Bread

12 Apr

Collard greens are one of my favorite vegetables. The only trouble is that I have a hard time finding a way to make them other than cooking them all day with some vinegar. Here is what I have come up with.

Collard Green with Tomatoes and Garlic Cheese Bread
*Vegetarian Recipe*
Prep. Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

1 TB olive oil
1 onion, chopped
1 16 oz. bag frozen collard greens
4 Roma tomatoes, sliced
Juice of one lemon
1 ts garlic powder
1/2 ts mustard powder
1 TB apple cider vinegar
1/2 ts hot sauce

Garlic Cheese Bread
4 slices bread
1 cup shredded cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 TB olive oil

Start with the bread:
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Combine garlic and oil. Brush equally on to the bread.
3. Top with shredded cheese.
4. Bake in oven for 5-10 minutes.

Greens with Tomatoes:
1. Place collard greens in microwave safe bowl and microwave for 3 minutes.
2. Heat oil in large skillet over high heat. When oil is hot, add onions. Cook for 3 minutes.
3. Add tomatoes and collard greens to skillet and stir. Stir and cook for 2 minutes.
4. Add the remaining ingredients and cook for 7-10 more minutes or until the liquid evaporates.

Simple and Fast Bean and Rice Tacos

14 Mar

This is a great go to recipe on nights when you are tempted to just eat a bowl of cereal. There are only 4 ingredients and they take about 20 minutes to prepare with little attention and effort.

Simple and Fast Bean and Rice Tacos
Serves 4
Total Time: 20 minutes

2 cups rice
1 can ( 15 oz) kidney beans
16 corn tortillas
1 cup shredded cheese

1. Cook rice on stove top or in rice cooker.
2. When rice is about finished heat up your kidney beans on the stove top.
3. Wrap corn tortillas in a wet paper towel or dish rag. Microwave for 30 seconds, flip and microwave 30 seconds more. Keep following this process until tortillas are hot enough.
4. To assemble: Grab 4 tortillas, use 2 tortillas for each taco. Sprinkle cheese on tortilla, add spoonful of rice, spoonful of beans. Fold over tacos. I like to add ranch and hot sauce for a bit more flavor!

5 Recipes for $50

7 Mar

So, this week I seemed to be into eating Chicken and Broccoli, but not in the same recipe. I think my favorite for the week is the Chicken Parmesan which I surprisingly made on the fly one night.

This Week’s Recipes:

VEGAN Broccoli and Cashews over Millet
Parmesan Chicken and Pasta
VEGETARIAN Green Beans, Potatoes and Eggs for Dinner
Super Simple Chicken Quesadillas
VEGETARIAN Broccoli and Potato Casserole


For a Printable PDF shopping list CLICK HERE.
Don’t forget, I haven’t included all of the seasonings in the list (I assume that some of it is already in your house). So, double check the recipes before you go to the grocery store.

Broccoli and Potato Casserole

7 Mar

I needed to use up the rest of my potatoes this week. At the same time, my husband and I are trying to eat more healthy greens. This seemed like the perfect recipe.

Broccoli and Potato Casserole
***Vegetarian Dinner Recipe***
Serves 4
Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 40 minutes


1 pound potatoes, grated
1 1/2 pounds broccoli, cut into bite sized pieces
2 TB butter
1 1/2 cups green onions
2 eggs
1 TB fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper, to taste
1 cup grated cheese, cheddar, Swiss, etc.


1. Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the scallions and cook until softened, not brown. Set aside.
2. Blend eggs, lemon juice, salt and pepper and 1/2 cup of the cheese.
3. Combine broccoli, potatoes, green onions with egg mixture.
4. Pour in buttered baking dish. Sprinkle remaining cheese on top.
5. Bake in preheated 350° oven for 30 minutes, or until set and golden on top.

Super Simple Chicken Quesadilla

7 Mar

So, I love when all of my ingredients are ready to throw together and cook in a matter of minutes. This is a great recipe to make with some leftover chicken.

Super Simple Chicken Quesadilla
Serves 4
Prep. Time; 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes


2 chicken breasts, sliced
1 cup shredded cheese
4 flour tortillas
taco seasoning (or cayenne, whatever you like)

***If you don’t have leftover chicken to use, slice your chicken and cook it in olive oil in a skillet for about 10 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.***
1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
2. Place flour tortilla on a baking sheet.
3. Sprinkle cheese on half of the tortilla. Layer with chicken, then taco seasoning; fold tortilla in half. Repeat this with the other 3 tortillas.
4. Place in oven and cook until the tortillas are just browned.

*** I like to put ranch and hot sauce on the top of the quesadilla. So delicious!!! ***

Simple Nachos

21 Feb

We all have those nights where we walk around the kitchen opening and closing the cabinets and refrigerator; not knowing what to make for dinner. Those are the nights I make Nachos! Always good and super easy and quick to make.

Here is a super simple Nacho Recipe:
***Vegetarian Recipe***

Serves 4
Prep. Time: 5 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

4 handfuls of tortilla chips
2 cups shredded cheese
1 onion, chopped
1 15 ounce black beans
1/4 cup canned jalapeno, drained
2 TB taco seasoning

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Spread chips on a baking sheet. Cover with the rest of the ingredients.
3. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
4. I like to eat my nachos with ranch dressing and hot sauce!

Chicken Corn Mac and Cheese

15 Feb

Almost every time I ask my husband what I should make for dinner his response it, “Mac and Cheese.” I am trying to come up with some unique ways to enjoy mac and cheese. This week I have decided to add Chicken and Corn to the mix.

Chicken Corn Mac and Cheese

Prep. Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves 4


4 cups macaroni noodles
1 onion, chopped
3 ribs of celery, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 TB flour
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup milk
2 chicken breasts, chopped to bite sized pieces
1 cup frozen corn
2 cups shredded cheese
cayenne pepper
3 TB green onions

1. Start cooking your pasta according to directions.
2. While you pasta is cooking, heat a large skillet, add oil. When oil is hot add your chicken. Cook 10 minutes, then remove.
2. Bring your skillet back up to heat, add a little bit more olive oil. When oil is hot, add your onions. Cook 5 minutes, until browned. Add celery, red bell pepper and corn. Cook 5 minutes.
3 Add the flour and cook 1 minute. Add the stock, then the milk, then the spices. Stir until the milk bubbles, add the cooked chicken. Cook one more minute.
4. Transfer to large bowl. Stir in the cheese until it melts.
5. Toss the drained pasta with the cheese sauce and serve!

Black bean and Corn Enchiladas

6 Feb

I really like this dish because I love anything covered in enchilada sauce and the corn gives it just a perfect touch of sweetness. If needed, you could prepare this ahead of time and pop it in your preheated oven and have dinner in 15 minutes!

Black bean and Corn Enchiladas

Prep. Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 15 minutes

Serves 4

12 corn tortillas
2 cans black beans
3 cups frozen corn
1 TB olive oil
1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 cup tomato sauce
1 TB taco seasoning
1 cup shredded cheese

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Heat olive oil in large skillet. When oil is hot, add onions. Cook onions until translucent and a little bit browned.
3. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
4. Add black beans, corn, pepper and cumin. Bring to a boil and then lower heat and simmer for 5 minutes to thicken mixture.
5. Mix tomato sauce and taco seasoning.
6. Wrap corn tortillas in a wet paper towel and microwave on high for 15 seconds on each side. If you do not have a microwave, just wrap in wet paper towels for a few minutes.
7. Dip a tortilla in tomato sauce, lay that tortilla in a casserole dish. fill with bean mixture, roll and place at one end of the casserole dish.
8. Repeat step 6 with the rest of your tortillas.
8. Top enchiladas with remaining tomato sauce and shredded cheese.
9. Bake for 15 minutes.

Spinach Omelettes

6 Feb

My husband makes the best omelettes I have ever had. He is kind enough to share his recipes with me so I can share them with you! I made the hash browns!

Spinach Omelettes

Prep. Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves 4

olive oil
8 eggs, beaten
1/2 pound fresh spinach
1 onion, chopped
1/2 cup shredded cheese
black pepper

1. Heat small frying pan over medium heat. Add 1/2 TB olive oil. When oil is hot, add onions. Cook until browned.
2. Add spinach and cook down until wilted. Remove from heat and transfer into bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
3. Heat small frying pan over medium heat. Add 1 TB olive oil, lower heat to low.
4. Pour 1/4 beaten eggs into pan. Start swirling your frying pan right away to keep eggs from sticking.
5. Let bottom of your omelette cook for 1 minute. The egg on top will still be a little runny; don’t worry, this is what you want.
6. Place filling mixture to one side of you omelette. Top with shredded cheese.
7. Carefully run your spatula under the side of your omelette that doesn’t have the filling on it. Fold that side over the topping and gently press it down to create a fold.
8. Carefully run your spatula under your folded on omelette and transfer to a baking sheet. Keep warm in the oven while you make your other three omelettes.
9. When you plate your omelettes sprinkle the tops with pinches of sage, salt and pepper.

To make the hash browns:

Grate 1 to 2 potatoes into a bowl. Heat a large skillet; when it’s hot, cover the bottom of the pan with olive oil. Split your grated potatoes into 4 equal portions. Grab one portion and squeeze out any excess water. Add to the skillet. Do the same for the remaining portions. Lower heat to medium and let potatoes brown on the bottom (about 5 minutes on each side). Season with salt and pepper.

Double Layered Vegetarian Cheese and Chili Quesadillas

4 Feb

Southwestern Quesadillas
Vegetarian Recipe
Can be either a dinner or appetizer.

Total Time: 15 minutes
Can be cut into 8 appetizer sized slices.


3 — 8 inch flour tortillas
olive oil (for coating tortillas)
1/2 ts chili powder
1/2 ts ground cumin
1 cup shredded cheese
1 can (4 oz.) diced green chilies

***Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.***
1. Brush one side of flour tortilla with olive oil. Sprinkle with chili powder and cumin.
2. Place tortilla on a baking sheet, spice side down. Top with 1/2 the cheese and chilies.
3. Top with second tortilla. Add remaining cheese and chilies.
4. Top with third tortilla. Coat top of tortilla with olive oil, chili powder and cumin.
5. Broil quesadilla until tortillas are golden brown and cheese is melted.