Sunday, August 11, 2013

Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream Sauce...

This recipe by Naturally Ella for Roasted Veggie Tacos with Avocado Cream & Feta is another awesome meatless dish that we love!! I've actually already made it twice since trying it a couple weeks ago we were such fans and really with the exception of taking the time to chop the veggies it's pretty simple.

I used a can of sweet corn instead of an ear of corn, flour tortillas instead of corn and nonfat greek yogurt but otherwise followed the recipe. Really you could include whatever vegetables you have on hand or that your family prefers for the tacos.

The first time we made them I had a couple of corn tortillas on hand so we tried one of each but since we typically have flour tortillas that's what I usually use and really either is delicious. If you have a garden this would be a great dish to use some of the vegetables you've grown!!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Oatmeal Chocolate Caramel Bars...

These Oatmeal Chocolate Caramel Bars are such a delicious sweet treat and one of my favorite quick easy desserts to throw together when we're getting together with friends. They are incredibly addicting though and lets just say I've learned the hard way to only make them when we can share them with others because otherwise it is entirely likely your family will eat the whole 9x13 pan on your own within a week!

One tip, for the caramels some stores now sell these caramel bits  which make melting the caramels and heavy cream together a bit easier. They come in an 11oz bag and I typically just use one of these as a substitute for the 14oz bag of caramels, which means no unwrapping each little caramel and they melt a lot quicker!

Trust will love these!!! And my picture below does not at all do the deliciousness of these bars justice. Mel's pictures give a much better representation of how good they are!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Cheesy Black Bean & Corn Enchiladas...

We love enchiladas and when I saw this recipe for Cheesy Black Bean & Corn Enchilada's on Pinterest I knew this was one we'd have to try. As I've mentioned previously we just started cooking more with black beans in the past year and have found they've become a staple in our weekly ingredients and something that make a great healthy meat substitute.

The only two changes I made to this recipe were that instead of making the homemade enchilada sauce I just used canned. I'm sure the homemade sauce is delicious but I wanted this to be a simple dish and the canned red enchilada sauce worked great for us. I might try the homemade at some point in the future to compare. Since we love onions I also sliced up a large yellow onion and sauteed it and then added this to each of the enchiladas.

These also made great leftovers the next day! Seriously, look at all that cheesy goodness...

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Butternut Caprese Salad....

This Butternut Caprese Salad is not only delicious it  makes such a gorgeous side dish for summer get togethers! With the exception of cubing the butternut squash it is an incredibly simple dish to throw together and is typically a crowd pleaser. Even our toddler loves it since its easy to eat and really with the combination of ingredients who wouldn't like it?!

Seriously, is this not one beautiful dish?