What’s on my doorstep?

My friend told me I had a package but I wasnt  expecting anything. What could it be ??


First my cats have to inspect it , i open it up and it’s a nice surprise from Frito Lay


A colorful condiment tray from Pottery Barn, Little Chalkboards,  Tostitos Scoops, & Classic Lay Chips .  Thanks Frito Lay!

They also sent me 2 gluten free recipes

Tortilla crusted chicken w/avocado cilantro lime sauce & tostitos simply natural yellow corn tortilla chips stuffing. Can’t wait to try them out and use my cute dishes!

What’s cookin- vegetarian

So I’ve been finding all these recipes from pinterest and I thought this one was so delish. It is also very filling.

Black Bean Fritters!

What do you need :

3 cups of black beans

1 yellow pepper, diced into small pieces

1 small diced onion

2 garlic cloves minced

large tomato, diced

3 tablespoons chopped cilantro

3 tablespoons all purpose unbleached flour
2 eggs, room temperature
Sea salt and black pepper
Oil for frying- I used olive oil.
Combine all ingredients in a bowl & season with salt & pepper.
In a large skillet add oil on medium heat
When hot add tablespoons of bean mixture, I did heaping tablespoons
Cook on each side for about 3 minutes, or until golden brown.
Place fritters on paper towel.
I made 20-27 of them  >> Lunch tomorrow for me 🙂
Cilantro Dipping Sauce:
1/2  Greek yogurt
1 small garlic clove, crushed
2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
1 teaspoon sugar
Sea salt and black pepper
Blend all the ingredients for a smooth consistency. Season with sea salt and black pepper.
Options : Add 1/2 small green chili, seeded and finely chopped to sauce
Instead of Greek yogurt you can use sour cream.


Lentil tacos never know the difference


1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/2 cup yellow onion, diced

1 clove garlic, minced

Salt, to taste

1 cup dried brown lentils, rinsed well

taco seasoning

2 and 1/2 cups vegetable broth

Garnishes I used:

Guacamole, cucumber, lettuce, olives, vegan cheese


In saute pan add oil over medium heat

Add onion, garlic, salt and cook until onion is soft

Add lentils & taco seasoning, mix well.

Stir in vegetable broth.

Reduce heat, cover. Check lentils and stir occasionally to avoid burning for about 20-25 minutes.

Remove cover, allow to thicken about 7 minutes

Transfer to bowl and use a potato masher to gently mash to your desired consistency.

Now make your taco! Use hard shells or wraps 🙂


Veggie turkey burgers on the grill


First , I needed to get gas. My friend Shawn wanted to make sure it was secure. When I got in the car and saw this I couldn’t stop laughing.


My burger mixture :: ground turkey , shredded carrot, red onion , garlic, spinach , zucchini ( just started adding this. I think it makes it nice and juicy) and seasoning salt, pepper, ect. On the grill it went with corn on the cob, zucchini, mushrooms . I also made baked red potato fries

– I sometimes put mushrooms in the burger as well



So I made today a cheat day and had pizza for dinner . UNOs chicken spinoccoli – has chicken, broccoli , spinach , diced tomatoes, mozzarella, feta & was on cornmeal crust with garlic butter sauce


What’s for dinner

I love making this dish in the spring and summer on the grill .Chicken skewers marinated in Mccormicks grill mates garlic , herb and wine or zesty herb. I put chicken ( of course) , zucchini, red onion, baby bella mushrooms, and small tomatoes. I then put it over classic suddenly pasta. I had extra seasoning packets of the mix and used a mix of Barilla piccolini mini pastas . Tomato & carrot bow ties ( farfalle) and zucchini & spinach wheels. So yummy.

20120520-190846.jpgTonight I had a portobello burger first time making it. It was ok need to work on the marinade. I used rosemary, thyme , lemon juice , olive oil, last minute I put a splash of red vinegar which could have been the problem for me. I also bought these chicken and spinach sausages which were yummy.Served corn on the cob , zucchini and sweet potato/red potato mixed fries on the side. So stuffed , did I mention I have a photoshoot tomorrow ? Maybe I should have had less but was too good to stop 🙂