miso arugula greens with roasted portobello

SPABETTIE IS A FINANCIALLY COMPENSATED BLOGGER AMBASSADOR FOR THE MUSHROOM COUNCIL, AND IS PARTICIPATING IN THE #MUSHROOMMAKEOVER 30 DAY WEIGHT LOSS CHALLENGE. THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED HEREIN ARE THOSE OF SPABETTIE AND ARE NOT INDICATIVE OF THE OPINIONS OR POSITIONS OF THE MUSHROOM COUNCIL OR MAMAVATION.

 

It wasn’t so very long ago that I was talking about how I stood at the kitchen counter and ate an entire skillet of sauteed mushrooms… only to make another batch because my snack was meant for a recipe.

Only in my kitchen does this kind of thing happen?

Didn’t think so.

I love my mushrooms.

Which is why I am so excited to be chosen by The Mushroom Council and Mamavation as an ambassador and [click to continue…]

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chocolate peanut butter truffle pie

Chocolate and Peanut Butter.

Still one of my all time favorite pairings in all the foods. Being hugged by a flaky light crust, this simple pie is [click to continue…]

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caramelized onion kabocha sandwich with garlic and avocado

My love of kabocha continues. and I keep finding new things to do with it. I think I ate this sandwich every day for a week. Yep, probably went through … six kabocha in five days?

Last night I was out of sandwich rolls so I made a kabocha rice bowl with all of these ingredients.

After several weeks of bummer avocados, [click to continue…]

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thoughts and things

by Kristina Sloggett

in thoughts and things

VC Andrews

Best gift ever?! Every book in every series from V.C. Andrews. Jason knows me. Do you know V.C. Andrews books?

Keeping lemons fresh, for like, more than two days before they go bad on my kitchen counter. I love lemon flavor – juice and zest – and there really isn’t anything like fresh. Excited to try this, so I can buy more than two lemons at a time.

One of my favorite things lately - a phone charger. A portable one. I don’t like when people say things like “life changing” for something so trivial, but. When I am out and about (all the time), this is a lifesaver.

The Dan Band

Just before Christmas we flew down to L.A. with some friends for a few days. My attempt to make the holidays different this year. Went to the hotel lobby in our robes and Christmas carols to strangers. Saw The Dan Band from the front row. Got to have a lunch date with Miss fantastic and Miss spectacular. Perfect.

The Dan Band? Hilarious and fun beyond my expectations.

THIS. so incredibly awesome. I already have one on it’s way to me – I’ll share the hilarity when it arrives. Also? Within the last couple of days, nine friends have shared this with me. Y’all know me, you really really know me.

this recipe

that recipe

and THIS recipe. I made this with a homemade cashew fondue.

and these dachshunds – GAAH.

okay, and these dachshunds:

doxies

Are you watching the Academy Awards tonight? I am making a bunch of tasty foods and having a party on the living room floor. Cannot wait.

Happy Sunday!

 

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You guys.

It’s March.

First day of Spring. St Paddy’s Day. SXSW. March Madness.

…and for the math nerd in me, Pi Day.

lemony blackened broccoli pizza

Longtime readers know I celebrate each year. Always with pie, usually shaped into Pi.

I do have a pie coming up for you all, and it is good.

In the meantime, to kick off the month I have a Pie Collection for Pi Day – sweet, savory, pie bites and pizza pies included.

I think I need to make these Spicy Potato Lentil Pies this weekend…

spicy potato lentil pie

 

 

If you cannot see the slideshow, click here to see the whole collection.

 

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raspberry cream crumble pie

February is Heart Health Month. I am finishing the month with heart healthy raspberries – I partnered with Driscoll’s Berries and made a recipe around my favorite berry of theirs. Raspberries are a great source of fiber and vitamin c, and have been deemed heart-healthy by the American Heart Association.

They happen to be my favorite fruit. I can and have enjoyed an entire pint in one sitting standing.

I have had the idea for this pie for some time now – I envisioned a pie with a crumble topping, like a danish. My favorite part [click to continue…]

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chilled chocolate-espresso torte with toasted hazelnut crust

Some of you know I have a massive cookbook collection. I like to sit and read them like novels. I curl up on the couch with the dachshunds, a cup of green tea, and some dedicated time to savor a book – from beginning to end. I look at the photos and recipe choices on the first pass through, then go back and read more thoroughly the recipes that caught my eye.

…like just about every recipe in Angela’s brand new The Oh She Glows Cookbook.

Angela was one of the first blogs I read, years ago. I had a twitter account before I had a blog, and got to know her as an Oh She Glows reader and through tweets. Her blog recipes were among my favorites, as they are not only creative, but always foolproof and delicious. Angela definitely makes plant based and vegan an incredibly flavorful experience.

From the book, the first recipe I made was  [click to continue…]

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roasted garlic chickpea salad sandwich

Yaaay for an extended weekend, yaaay!

Jason was out of town all week last week, flying back home late Thursday night. He took Friday off and we spent the day together, then hosted a small Valentines Day party with 12 of our favorite people at a private karaoke room place. SO fun.

My brother and I capped off the evening by singing Bohemian Rhapsody. Glorious.

Jason is [click to continue…]

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