Sunday, February 5, 2012

From Pinterest to real life...

i've been a pinning fool lately. and i'm beginning to wonder how i ever survived without it! it's my online cookbook and classroom idea page and dreaming page and online shopping storage page.
it's great.
recently i starting putting together those recipes. the percentage of ones i love is high. actually, i've only come across 1 so far that i did not love.
so i decided to link up to some of these.
you need to remember that for the most part we are going meatless these days. i've been searching high and low for yummy, fresh recipes that the kids will love, too. and you'll notice another theme as well. quinoa. i love it. LOVE it.
so here you have it.
some of my recent favorites...
Quinoa Chowder with Sweet Potatoes, Spinach, Feta and Scallions. just made this tonight. LOVED it.
Pasta Fagioli. this is lani's favorite. i've made it a couple times already and sent it to school with lani for lunch.
Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa. i've brought this to school for lunch so many times this past month. love it!
Crock Pot Chicken Tacos. Threw this in the crock pot before work, came home and shredded the chicken and had dinner a few minutes later. they were delicious! the kids loved them, too!
Broccoli Quinoa Casserole. An alternative to broccoli rice and cheese. YUM!
Black Bean Soup. we've been making lots of soup and then taking it all week for lunch. i love black bean soup. and this was great!
Creamy Crock Pot Hot Cocoa. made this at christmas for all the kids. (oh...and the adults may have mixed it with peppermint schnaaps).
Garlic and Thyme Quinoa Patties. melted hot pepper cheese on these and topped with avacado. makes a big batch and we ate them all week as well.
Green Chili. made this for supper and then turned the leftovers into huevos rancheros. awesome!
Pink Grapefruit Margaritas. need i say more?

ok...that is MOST of what i've tried. there are a couple more. but i don't want to overwhelm you. if you aren't on should be. if you are, share your favorites!!
thank you pinterest. i love you. :)

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