Dinner/ Vegetarian

Easy Baked Eggplant Parmesan

Eggplant Parmesan

In an effort to eat more vegetable based meals, I have decided to make at least one vegetarian meal a week for dinner. A “Meatless Monday” if you will. So, naturally to start this new endeavor I decided to make my inaugural Meatless Monday a vegetarian dish that is coated in crunchy breadcrumbs and smothered in delicious marinara sauce and completely covered in gooey mozzarella cheese. Baby steps.

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Soups & Stews

Broccoli & Cheddar Cheese Soup


So, summer is officially over (well, technically the last day of summer is September 22nd) but after Labor Day I think its safe to say that we fold up our swimsuits, throw on a turtleneck and dive into a big pool of pumpkin spice. Or, in other words, accept it’s time for fall.

My form of acceptance is kicking of the start of the season with a big pot of soup. I love soup and one of my favorites is this Broccoli and Cheddar Cheese Soup. It’s thick and creamy with a hint of nutmeg, perfect for a lazy weekend and even better to bring for lunch the next day.

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Lunch/ Vegetarian

Sweet Potato Fries with Cajun Fry Sauce


French fries are one of my favorite foods. I mean, it may border on addiction but that’s a conversation for another day. So, keeping to the old adage “all things in moderation” I try to find better alternatives for my beloved french fried potatoes whenever I can.

That’s where these sweet little darlings come in. Starting with sweet potatoes that are a great source of vitamin C as well as other nutrients. We’re also gonna skip the oil and grease by baking these without losing any of the flavor.

But wait, there’s more!

Let’s add a kicked up fry sauce with a little cajun spice for good measure.

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