Lemony Lentil Quinoa Salad

Light Healthy Lemon Lentil Quinoa Salad

This lemony lentil quinoa salad is one from the archives. It’s the recipe that finally turned me into a quinoa lover. Which, I must admit took a while. Have you ever cooked with quinoa (KEEN-wa)?  It’s a South American grain-like seed that you cook like rice, simmering it in water or broth until the liquid is absorbed…. 

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Brown Rice Tomato Basil Salad

Tomato Brown Rice Basil Salad

I’ve been thinking about this Brown Rice Tomato Basil Salad ever since making slow cooker farro with cherry tomatoes and Parmesan. It’s an oldie but good from the Barefoot Contessa Family Style: Easy Ideas and Recipes That Make Everyone Feel Like Family that I first made years ago. If you’re on the lookout for easy tasty Weight… 

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Farro with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil {Slow Cooker}

Farro with tomatoes, basil and Parmesan

(Weight Watchers Crock Pot Cooking Day 186 – Farro with Cherry Tomatoes, Basil and Parmesan) Have you tried farro? According to the package that has been sitting around my pantry for months, it’s one of the oldest cultivated grains. Originally grown in the fertile crescent of the middle east, farro became the primary grain of… 

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Slow Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower

Slow Cooker Cheesy Cauliflower

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 166) It’s easy for me to fall into a rut where preparing vegetables are concerned. So, when it came time to cook a huge head of cauliflower that had been sitting in the fridge for a while, I went out looking for a new way to prepare it…. 

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Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions {Cafe Zupas Cookbook}

Slow Cooker Caramelized Onions

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 158) The inspiration for these delicious slow cooker caramelized onions comes from the Cafe Zupas cookbook. Are you familiar with Cafe Zupas? You may not be because they only have locations in Utah, Arizona and Nevada right now. I’m lucky to live only a few miles from their… 

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Crock Pot Spinach Spoon Bread Lightened Up

Crock Pot Spinach Spoon Bread

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 156) Deliciously different and so simple to make,  this crock pot spinach spoon bread, is a lightened up version of one from the Gooseberry Patch Slow-Cooker Recipes Cookbook that caught my eye. Having never made spoon bread before, I really wasn’t sure what to expect. I’d describe it as what… 

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Slow Cooker Broccoli Corn Casserole

Slow Cooker Broccoli Corn Casserole

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 145) I served this yummy slow cooker broccoli corn casserole with my first ever slow cooker whole chicken a couple weekends back. Easy, creamy and delicious, it reminded me a lot of the vegetable casseroles Mom used to make for Sunday dinners when I was growing up. Most… 

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Slow Cooker Carrots with Apple Glaze

Slow Cooker Carrots with Apple Glaze

(Weight Watchers Friendly Crock Pot Cooking Day 138) Here’s an easy side dish with only 4-ingredients that will help jazz up any meal. These slow cooker carrots with apple glaze were a big hit when I recently served them alongside a yummy crock pot beer braised beef (that I will get posted soon). Sweet and… 

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