A Few of My Favorite Recipes

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Cheesy Banana Pepper Dip

As we get closer to the holidays, what better than a decadent dip with a bit of kick ~ meet …
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Easy One Pot Shrimp Boil

I have been making this shrimp boil for years and it is always easy and delicious. This meal is good …
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Mediterranean Chicken and Veggies

After our trip to Greece, I’ve been cooking a lot of Mediterranean dishes and this is one of my favorites …
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Red Beans and Rice

Looking for a simple side dish recipe that also can be a main dish, is very inexpensive, delicious, healthy and …
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Peruvian Chicken Marinade

This chicken marinade is my families’ all-time favorite chicken recipe.  Ok, I know what you are thinking…grilling in February?  But …
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Sausage, Egg and Fennel for Brunch

If you are looking for a savory main brunch idea, that’s easy, relatively healthy and quick – look no further! …
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Meat and Cheese House

One of my families favorite things to do during the holidays is make elaborate ginger bread houses, this year I …
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Creamy Tortilla Soup

This creamy soup is an all time favorite at my house.  I typically use all fresh ingredients/dried beans when I …
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Jackfruit Cheese Cake

I had tried jackfruit in various canned and pre-packaged dishes but had not ever considered buying a fresh jackfruit.  When …
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Grandma’s Hot Fudge Dessert

I don’t make a lot of sweets but during a historic winter storm here in Texas, it’s time for my …
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Smokey Baked Beans

These beans are great served with smoked meats and potato salad.  To make vegan/vegetarian, omit the bacon.  There’s so much …
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Healthy Low Carb Seed Crackers

Avoiding pre-packaged snacks?  Try making these seed crackers from scratch.   They are low carb, gluten free, preservative free, and vegan.  …
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Grazing Tables

Try a Grazing Table at your next party – Beautiful, delicious and Easy!

I recently hosted a friend’s birthday party.  Instead of a meal I opted for a grazing table (example pictured above), …
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colorful veggies spring rolls

Shrimp and Veggie Spring Rolls

Are you looking for a great healthy meal option?  Try making spring rolls at home – easy and 100% delicious.  …
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Jalapeño Harvest

Hot Pepper Harvest & Hot Sauce Recipes

It’s been a bumper crop of hot peppers in my garden this year.  I’ve got a large amount of  jalapeños …
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It’s time for tapas!

Spanish tapas are perfect for hosting your next intimate gathering or large party.  Tapas are super flexible(vegan/vegetarian/pescatarian) and really easy …
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The best pasta salad ever

Try hosting a Flexitarian BBQ

Maybe you’re just starting to reduce your meat intake or maybe you’re a full-fledged vegan, vegetarian or pescatarian – a …
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canned slaw

Cabbage harvest & canning spicy slaw

I was successful in growing 5 beautiful heads of cabbage this year.  But after a squirrel ate one of them, …
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Vegan Cauliflower Spinach and Jalapeno

Cauliflower spinach jalapeño balls – vegan or cheesy

In an effort to clean out my frig before I was leaving town this week, I searched the web for …
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plethora of produce

Making the most out of buying produce in bulk

When I come across a sale on my favorite veggies, I like to make the most of it.  Obviously, you …
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Fun ways to use up those leftovers!

Happy New Year!  I hope you are all enjoying your family and friends and some relaxing time together.  With the …
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Wonton Cups stuffed with Mushrooms

Healthy Holiday Appetizer Ideas

I love all the parties and get togethers this time of year!  When I host, I try to offer my …
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Peanut Butter Bon Bons

Easy and Delicious Christmas bon bons

A few years back my aunties put together a cookbook of old family recipes, some of my all time favortes …
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Don’t toss those pumpkins away!

I have a soft spot for all things pumpkin. I love them for fall decor, but most of all I …
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bread and beer

a Flexitarian Thanksgiving feast!

It’s almost Thanksgiving and I’m finalizing my menu to accommodate my guests. There will be vegans and meat eaters, so …
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Vegan acorn squash pizza

Flexible meals for a flawless Thanksgiving week

I love fall and the beautiful colors and cooler weather.  Thanksgiving time is especially great in Texas!  This year I …
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Green garden madness – Basil pea edamame soup and Kale hatch chili sauce

My garden is loving the cooler days now that it’s fall!  Kale, swiss chard, cabbage, tomatoes and all my herbs …
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Seafood Florentine

Elegant dinner of Seafood Provencal with vegan sides

Seafood Provencal makes an elegant dinner for family and friends.  In keeping with my “flex” meal planning, I prepare all …
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Veggies in basket

Never buy veggie stock again! Taking composting one step further….

Back when I was eating & cooking chicken, I would roast whole chickens at least once a month and usually …
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green pepper, cellery, onion

Quick Seafood Gumbo

As the weather get’s cooler, I love to cook soup, stews….pretty much anything warm and hearty.  This gumbo is easy, …
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burrito bowl with beans and veggies

Burrito Bowls – the ultimate “transitional” meal!

It’s Monday, hopefully meatless Monday and I wanted to blog about one of my favorite dishes that transition to vegetarian …
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non dairy pumpkin soup - my favorite Austrian dish

Pumpkin Soup and Peruvian Chicken go Vegan

Why eat plant based?  For me, it’s about the environment and knowing what I am eating.  Plant based foods are …
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Vegan enchilada scramble

Colorado green chili served three ways

I had mentioned that I was going to hunt down a good vegan green chili recipe.  I have found it! …
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Padrón or Shishito Peppers – good as an appetizer or side dish

When I visited Barcelona, I fell in love with the roasted Padrón peppers served at nearly every tapas restaurant we …
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Spicy indian Dal

Spicy Indian Dal – healthy, hearty and extremely tasty!

Dal is a traditional Indian soup which is typically served with Naan bread or over rice.  It’s super healthy, vegan …
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Salad on your morning toast or bagel…sounds crazy but it’s really good!

My last blog on vegan breakfast covered  recipes that are a little heavier, what I would consider weekend fare.  Here’s …
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Vegan breakfast – pancakes, french toast and quiche..oh my!

I recently ordered the cookbook, The Engine 2 diet, by Rip Esselstyn. He’s got some good recipes, all vegan, but …
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Buffalo Chicken or Cauliflower Pizza, Flatbread or Rolls

I am all about options because I like to work with what I have on hand, I need to offer plant …
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Versatile Meals – chicken OR veggie fajitas – vegan or not, everyone’s happy!

What to serve for dinner that picky kids will eat, versatile enough for vegan/vegetarians, and still be healthy?  The answer …
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Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna

Vegan Butternut Squash Lasagna

I can guess what you’re thinking…a meat and dairy free lasagna?  NO Thank you!  But hear me out…  I have …
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grilled artichokes

Grilled Artichokes

Grilled artichokes make an amazing appetizer or side dish.  They are easy to make, super healthy and in most areas …
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Roasted Garlic Sauce – the vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, carb-free, sugar-free AWESOME sauce!

As the name of this blog implies, this sauce has all the flavor and richness of traditional meat based and/or …
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Seafood Chili

Here is another soup recipe that is packed with flavor and healthy ingredients~ Seafood Chili!  I came up with this …
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Meatless Monday’s Part II

I am quickly growing my vegan recipe repertoir and I thought I would share a few more since it’s Monday…hopefully …
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Meatless Mondays – try it and you will find yourself eating meatless more than just Mondays…

Taking part in meatless mondays is a great way to eat lighter, go “greener”, and even save money.  Basically, it’s …
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Shrimp & Grits on the Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas

Last week we were in San Antonio on business and had a little time to enjoy the riverwalk.  What a …
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Awesome Austrian Meatloaf

During our last trip to Vienna, Markus’ mother Olga prepared Austrian meatloaf, so delicious!  This is one of his all …
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A Healthy Dinner in 20 minutes: Pan Crusted Tilapia, Baked Sweet Potato and Chopped Salad

Pan Crusted Tilapia, Baked Sweet Potato and Chopped Salad Ever need a healthy dinner, ready in 20 minutes or less? …
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Soup is the new Juice

I was happy to read recently that soup is the latest version of juicing and juice cleanses.  I am not …
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EASY! Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Every year, I host a Gingerbread House decorating party for my girls.  Depending how enthusiastic I’m feeling, dictates the number …
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Zero Calorie Miracle Rice and Miracle Pasta

This week at my local grocery, I ran across a new product in the refrigerated section -miracle rice and miracle …
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Halloween Treats

Every year our school hosts a fall festival where we enter a baking contest and then all the cakes are …
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Texas Living part 2

Another great part about living in Texas – Tex Mex breakfast!   Of course you have the traditional breakfast taco …
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Texas Living

When I moved to Texas 15 years ago, I had a lot to learn about authentic Mexican cooking.  Luckily, I …
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Back to School

Today is my fist blog post for Flawless Chaos, and it’s dedicated to the start of a new school year …
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Stuffed Mushrooms 


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