The Roundup - Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

The Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

The Roundup – Quinoa salad, breath affects fear and grab a medicine ball.

It was definitely time to add some new recipes to my home cooking.

We cook most of our meals at home and largely from scratch. We also eat primarily vegetarian at home. We save our meat eating for going out.

Smoky Quinoa and Black Bean salad recipe from Budget BytesMaybe you’re like us. You have a small group of meals that you cook over and over. Humans, as all other species, are primarily creatures of habit. That’s got it’s benefits. Survival is essentially having the right group of habits. But for those species with higher brain function, basically humans, that can make like boring!

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Sriracha Roasted Cauliflower

The Roundup: Variety is the spice of life & spice itself is great.

The Roundup: Variety is the spice of life & spice itself is great.

Oh the joy of doing backend work only you notice.

Last week I didn’t post a Roundup, as I had spent most of the week working on more behind the scenes stuff. Lots if work improving the Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest pages. One thing I’m consistently doing is reading up on improving this site and sometimes that means going backwards and reeling work I’ve already done that just wasn’t what I could be.

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The Roundup – Signs of Fall, Better sleep and my first guest blogging

The Roundup – Signs of Fall, Better sleep and my first guest blogging

It’s my birthday and I’ll blog if I want to.

Hey everyone. I hope y’all had a good full first week of fall. Yup, it’s my birthday this week. How old am I? For a flower I am ancient, for a mountain I have not yet begun, for a man, I am just right.

How can you tell fall is here? Pumpkin, pumpkin and more pumpkin.

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Slow Cooker Accidental Chili

Vegetarian Slow Cooker Chili that was an “accident”.

Tasty vegetarian slow cooker chili that I made by accident.

I wanted to make a version of a tortilla soup recipe I had read online. In an unusual twist, an incomplete cupboard turned this into a great slow cooker chili.

3 types of peppers
Mmmmm… peppers! While the recipe calls for serrano and banana peppers, Whole Foods had none today. So this batch is jalapeno and anaheim peppers. The main thing is to have two types of flavor peppers and one type of hot.

Since I prefer to use as few canned ingredients as possible, I went with dried beans.

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