Very Vegetarian Nachos

Very Vegetarian Nachos made with Mexican Brown Rice | The Kitchen Girl #healthy #meatless

  This special blog post is dedicated to my new friends Vickie and Larissa over at Vegetarian Zen website. They broadcast a free, weekly podcast “for vegetarians, vegans, and veg-curious”. I love that tagline because I maintain a diet low in animal products and high in plant-based foods…and I make vegetarian meals often. As fangirl of the […]

Peach and Berry Crumble

Peach Berry Crumble | The Kitchen Girl

  I’ve never mastered the art of making fruit pies. Some say it’s easy, but it’s never as easy as a fresh, fruit crumble. The other day, someone left five or six beautiful peaches at our door. It was a neighbor, but they haven’t fessed up. I love you, whoever you are. Get over here and […]

LowFat Avocado Ranch Dressing

LowFat Avocado Ranch Dressing | Recipe by The Kitchen Girl

It’s mid-summer and I’m obsessed with do-it-yourself salad dressings, especially the kind where you throw everything into a blender and poof!…creamy delish in a few minutes. Recently, I’ve been experimenting with Avocado Ranch Dressing. I don’t care for pre-made Ranch or store-bought seasoning packets…it’s gotta be from scratch. Only because it’s SO easy to make […]

Damn Good Pasta Salad – Part 1: Classic Macaroni Salad

Classic Macaroni Salad The Kitchen Girl_3

This is the first of a two-part blog post to commemorate my love affair with summer pasta salads. I recently developed a few damn good pasta salad recipes, respectively titled them for the blog…and…I just can’t wait for you to try them! The first is a Classic Macaroni Salad and the second is my Zesty Rotini & Greens With […]

Chocolate Monkey Bites (No-bake Energy Bars)

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   Summer is in full swing and I’ve been creating new, seasonal food content for parties, road trips, hiking, and camping. I’ve been participating in those very activities while taking notes and snapping photos along the way. Can’t wait to share it all with you! Let’s start with these Chocolate Monkey Bites.  For years, I’ve been in love with those little, square Carob […]

Healthy Breakfast Pizza in 30 Minutes

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This recipe is dedicated to my breakfast-loving reader in search of simple bliss this weekend. But first, I have a question for you… How do you feel about baking eggs? I know I was really apprehensive about it until I tried it a few times…now I’m hooked! I’ll be honest, it’s easy to over-bake eggs in attempt […]

How to Make Arugula Pesto In 3 Steps

How To Make Arugula Pesto In 3 Steps | The Kitchen Girl

Arugula greens are magical. They’re delicious, versatile, and easy to maintain. Fresh Arugula provides Vitamins C & K, B-complex, Folic Acid and minerals such as Copper and Iron, some of which are natural antioxidants. And here’s a bonus: 100 grams (about 1 cup) = 25 calories Here are my favorite uses for Fresh Arugula: – As a […]

Easy ‘Peasy’ Fried Rice

Easy 'Peasy' Fried Rice - So delicious and healthy. Another 30-minute meal from The Kitchen Girl | #vegetarian friendly

Wanna know how to make Easy ‘Peasy’ Fried rice? The Kitchen Girl wants you to know too! We eat fried rice a few times a month and it’s always a home run! It’s another staple dinner because we usually have leftover rice, tons of fresh veggies, and some type of cooked protein on hand. Peas […]

Black Bean and Corn Salad

Cinco de Mayo | The Kitchen Girl

  Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching and ripe, seasonal tomatoes are nowhere to be found. No hay problema! I have one very festive solution for you to love! This Black Bean and Corn Salad will compliment your festivities perfectly…even without the tomatoes! The key is to add fresh, crunchy red bell peppers to make […]