Chunky Salsa Taco Salad and my As Seen on TV Confessions 9

I have a confession that is very embarrassing – and it involves this delicious Chunky Salsa Taco Salad. I’m an “as seen on TV” junkie. I’ve tried: On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) here is how I would rank some the ones I’ve tried. Music Bullet 10 – […]

Chunky Salsa Taco Salad

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie 7

This four-ingredient recipe is quick enough for any weeknight, but delicious enough to offer to company. With all the comforts of home, this Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie will everyone at the dinner table. Last Wednesday night I picked my daughter up, got home and had to make dinner. My […]

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes

Sneaky Open-Faced Sloppy Joes – Vegan with Rice and Beans

A newer version of the old favorite Sloppy Joe recipe – this one is sneakily healthier and just as delicious. Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes What is so sneaky about a Sloppy Joe?  If you’re trying to get your kids to eat more fiber and veggies then this is the perfect […]

Calming Kale, Carrot, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup 7

For the rough patches in life. The perfect soup is calming kale, carrot, sweet potato and bean soup. Kale, Carrot, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup I am convinced that most of what is thrown at us in life is to teach us something – to teach us an appreciation for what is to come. Why […]

Calming Kale Carrot Soup

One-Pot, Cheesy Fajita Pasta with Red Beans, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms

One-Pot, Cheesy Fajita Pasta with Red Beans, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms

If you love simple, delicious one-pot meals that the whole family loves – One-Pot, Cheesy Fajita Pasta with Red Beans, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms will be your go-to meal. I love cooking, but the cleaning part is not my forte. I say it’s overrated! Time for more hearty, one-pot meals, […]

Tropical Black Bean Burgers with Cucumber, Mint, Mango and Peach Salsa

Tropical Black Bean Burgers with Cucumber, Mint, Mango and Peach Salsa combine hearty black beans with a fresh, sweet salsa. These are definitely on the favorites list. Tropical Salsa with Cucumber, Fresh Mint, Peach and Mango Summer here is all about quick and easy – especially since last week I […]

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Macro Acorn Squash Bowl with Mila, Massaged Kale and Tahini Sauce

One of the best things in life is meeting new people and experiencing new things.  Last Saturday was one of the most fun and memorable.  My friend Gregg, who has been supplying me the wines for the Wine Down Wednesday posts, and his wife Kerry (I hope that is the correct spelling!) had us over […]

How To Freeze Zucchini, Squash and Beans in Six Easy Steps!

Got tons of veggies from your garden or the farm?  Freeze them for soups, baking and stews later! **Freezing will change the texture so it’s best to eat them fresh if you want a firm veggie. Step 1Preheat a big pot with a steamer basket. Step 2 Wash and dry […]

Ten Minute – Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers 6

Ten Minute – Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers are simple enough to make any weeknight, and the whole family will love them!   I finally got around to trying Happy Herbivore’s super easy bean burgers.  These will now be my go-to recipe when I need something super quick and easy. […]

Black Bean Burgers - Florida Coastal Cooking and Wellness

Wine Down Wednesday – Mixed Beans with Kale and Quinoa

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I will review a vegan dish paired with two different wines.  To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. Bay, garlic, thyme and vinegar are the flavors we will pair with this casual […]

Blast From the Past – Carrot Top Tabbouleh Redo – with Chickpeas!

Last season I created this unexpected recipe to utilize the gorgeous tops of my fresh carrots from the farm.  I just couldn’t bear to throw them away!  Since I got a few bunches with my last pick up I had to create it once again, this time using some chickpeas to create […]

Saucy Rice, Greens n’ Beans Casserole

This is the casserole I was telling you guys about. Now I don’t have a specific recipe for this, and if you go to make all these ingredients at once it’d kind of be a pain in the @ss. What I did was throw a bunch of leftovers together with […]

Southwest Tortilla Bake 1

This Southwest Tortilla Bake is one of our family’s standby recipes. Everyone loves it and it’s super simple to put together after a long day. Rich tomato sauce, flavorful, mild Southwest seasoning and hearty burger “meat” blend together for a hearty meal. With a severe case of writers block I […]

Collard, Beet Green and Fresh Spinach Sauté with White Beans

By Sunday I still couldn’t see into my fridge with all the veggies waiting to be eaten, so something had to be done before my hubby went into a fridge cleaning spree.  I had a gorgeous bunch of collards, beet greens that had been washed and prepped and a bunch of […]

The Twelve Veggies of Christmas

First we brought to you the tale of Old McFrancisco had a Farm.And now my three year old and I bring to you….the Twelve Veggies of Christmas. Happy Holidays from FCC! On the first day of Christmas, right from KYV, A Wonderful Kohlrabi.  The second day of Christmas, right from KYV, Two […]