Category: Vegetarian

{Recipe} Fiesta Lime Couscous

I was a little adventuresome tonight and made something completely out of my comfort zone.  However, it turned out pretty good, or at least my brother and I thought so.


Fiesta Lime Couscous

1 cup couscous
1/4 cup corn (I used frozen corn)
1/4 cup black beans
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/4 cup red bell pepper, chopped
1/4 cup green bell pepper, chopped
1 tsp garlic salt
2 Tbsp of oil  (this is guess)
1 lime

1.  Cook the couscous according to directions on package.  If you buy in bulk (like I do)  bring 2 cups of water to a boil, then add in 1 cup of couscous and stir.  Cover and turn heat to low.

2. In a second pan heat the oil and then add the corn, black beans, onion, red bell pepper, and green bell pepper. Saute for 3-5 minutes.

3.  Add the cooked couscous to the pan and stir in the garlic salt.  Cook together for 3-5 minutes.

4.  Cut the lime in half and squeeze both halves onto the couscous and stir.

5.  Enjoy!


{Recipe} Black Bean Pizza

In a effort to get my boys to expand their food horizons, I thought I would try a different version of one of their favorite foods, pizza!

Black Bean Pizza

black beans (I made these from scratch, recipe will follow)
tortillas (Thing 3 and I made our own following {this recipe})
chesse (we used monterry jack)
bell pepper

1. Mash the black beans.
2. Spread the black beans onto a tortilla.
3.  Top with cheese and any other toppings.
4.  Warm up pan at medium to high heat.
5.  Place tortilla with everything on top, into a pan for approximately 8-10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
6. Enjoy!

This is a simpe meal that the kids can help me make.  I served ours with some mango yogurt (2 cups yogurt, 2 mangos, put it in a blender).

Crock Pot Black Beans

2 Cups black beans, rinsed and drained
6 cups water
1 Tbsp. salt
1/2 medium chopped
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
1-2  jalapenos
1/2 tsp pepper

1.  Put all the ingredients in the crock pot and turn slow cooker on low and cook for 6 to 8 hours.  My slow cooker tends to cook warmer, so you may need to turn the heat up a little.
2.  When finished cooking, drain the water and enjoy.  Or if you are mashing your beans to make the recipe above, put them in a large bowl and squish them with a fork or potato masher until you get the desiered consistancy.

What toppings would you use?  Leave a comment and let me know, I would love to hear your ideas.

{Kids in the Kitchen} Homemade Pizza (w/ dough recipe)

Right behind Thing 2’s love for chicken nuggets, is his love for cheese pizza.  So, on Monday I thought it would be fun to make homemade pizza for Daddy Cameron.  Originally I had planned to make it a family affair, but our walk took a little longer than expected, so Thing 2 helped me make pizza.

Pizza Dough

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1 pkg. active dry yeast
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 C warm water


1.  Pre heat over to 375 degrees.  Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.  Knead until ingredients are well mixed.

2.  Let rise for 30 minutes.

3.  Bake crust for 5-7 minutes, then add toppings.

4.  Enjoy!

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{Recipe} Spaghetti Squash Noodles

I am always trying to encourage my family to eat new and healthier things.  Thing 1 has been on a kick of asking me if everything he eats is healthy.  I really hate to tell him that something isn’t too healthy, so it has been a motivation to make sure almost everything is healthy.  This is a vegetarian meal that I tried out on the family recently.

Spaghetti Squash Noodles

1 spaghetti squash
1/2 onion
1 tomato
1 tsp garlic
1 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper
2 tsp Italian seasoning
1 Tbsp butter
parmesan cheese – grated (optional)
spaghetti sauce (optional)


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the spaghetti squash in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Place insides down on a shallow baking sheet. Bake 30 to 40 minutes.

2.  Use a fork to scrape out the inside of the spaghetti squash. Then set aside.

3.  In a saucepan melt butter over medium heat.  Add onion and tomato anc cook until soft.  Stir in squash and add everything else.

Note: I set aside some of the squash without the spaghetti sauce for me to eat.

4.  Enjoy!