CategoryRecipes I’ve Tried

The Best Vegetarian Sloppy Joes

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I’ve never actually eaten a “real” Sloppy Joe. In the years before I stopped eating meat, they were never on our dinner table. I didn’t feel like I was missing anything because, honestly, their name and appearance kind of turned me off. But when a friend tells me that I absolutely have to try a recipe, I listen. And now I’m telling you, they may not look pretty but...

Balsam Gin Cocktail

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Even though Christmas was the inspiration for this festive cocktail, I think it’s equally suited for summer weather. Made by infusing simple syrup with fir needles, keep your eye out for Balsam Firs the next time you’re on a hike and you’ll be sipping this tasty treat in no time!

The Perfect Mother’s Day Dessert

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Mother’s Day is Sunday and I couldn’t think of a better recipe to share than one from a mother!
Last summer, my dear friend shared a piece of his mom’s famous Strawberry Delight and I had to have the recipe. A dessert staple in his house growing up, this is the perfect treat to kick off spring and it’s simple enough to make for Mom this weekend.

Orzo Pasta Salad

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Simple flavor combinations always taste the best to me and this recipe is the perfect example. Orzo Pasta Salad has been a staple in our house for years. The combination of fresh dill, scallions, feta and lemon juice add a lightness that make it perfect for warm summer days. We take this on camping trips, on picnics, and have used it when entertaining. I’ve never met a person that...

Spinach Artichoke Quinoa Casserole

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Who says eating healthy can’t taste good? This week’s recipe includes quinoa, a superfood that is both high in fiber and high-quality protein. Quinoa (KEEN-wah) is 100% whole grain, but is technically the ancient seed of a leafy plant related to spinach. It’s also gluten-free! Without further ado, I would like to introduce you to Artichoke Spinach Dip’s healthy cousin...

Heidi Van Heel

Heidi Van Heel

Writer, freelancer, and believer in magic living in Minneapolis. In my free time, I love reading, exploring the great outdoors, and experimenting in the kitchen.

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