Erika’s 25-Minute Meals: Chana Masala

By | September 11th, 2015|From Erika's Kitchen|

One of the ways I make healthy eating more affordable for my family is by sliding accidentally vegetarian dishes into our meal plans like chana masala!

Recipe Walkthrough: Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

By | March 11th, 2015|From Erika's Kitchen|

An extended walk-through of how to bake a chicken pot pie from scratch.

Basmati Stir Fry

By | November 28th, 2014|Recipes|

I was never a big rice eater, but in paring down what I keep in the house, I did decide to venture out into trying different kinds of rice. I do have a recipe for "barbecue rice" that I'll be posting later this week... but in my quest to post a recipe a day from [...]

Changing Your Daily Diet? Vegetarian Isn’t The Only Option

By | November 26th, 2014|Did You Know, Healthy Eating|

I've been getting a lot of questions lately about changing our daily diet. What are my options? How can I commit to that kind of lifestyle change without failing? As someone who's already made these kinds of changes in her life, I thought it might be a good idea for a series on dietary lifestyle [...]

Almond Vegetable Stir Fry

By | November 3rd, 2014|Recipes|

I love stir fry. I love almonds. Win-win, right?

Chipotle Bean Burritos

By | October 3rd, 2014|Recipes|

A spicy burrito.. completely meat free!

Pasta With Tomato and Almond Pesto

By | October 2nd, 2014|Recipes|

A light vegetarian pasta dish with a different take on pesto!

Turkey (or Tofu) Black Bean Chili

By | September 15th, 2014|Recipes|

Black beans, kidney beans, corn, onions and turkey.. or tofu! It's up to you!

Loaded Baked Potato Skin Soup

By | July 1st, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen|

A "loaded baked potato" soup!

Pecan Kale Salad

By | June 24th, 2014|Recipes|

Looking for a way to spice up your kale salads?

Farfalle with Creamy Wild Mushroom Sauce

By | May 2nd, 2014|Recipes|

Onion, shallots, garlic, mushrooms and a little white wine? Yes!

Brown Rice Pilaf

By | April 17th, 2014|Recipes|

A simple way to prepare brown rice.

Cucumber Dill Spread

By | February 21st, 2014|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|

A quick and yummy spread using cucumber, yogurt and cream cheese!

Spanish Rice

By | December 24th, 2013|Recipes|

A delicious spanish rice recipe that doesn't need meat or meat broth!

Corn and Chickpea Salsa

By | November 14th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|

3 cups corn 1 cup chickpeas (already cooked) 3/4 cups red, green and yellow pepper 1 cups onions 2 tbsp cilantro 1/4 cups lemon juice, 1/4 tsp salt Throw ingredients in a hot skillet together, in the order listed. Go read a book... or... this little site.

Q&A Wednesday: How Do Vegetarians Get Their Protein?

By | October 31st, 2013|Q&A Wednesday|

Q: How do you supplement your strength training with protein with a decreased consumption of meat?

Baked Corn With Chili Butter

By | October 22nd, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|

A nice way to bake corn with a lot of flavor!

Spinach & Feta Latkes

By | October 10th, 2013|Recipes|

A different (and delicious!) take on the typical latke!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

By | July 8th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen, Recipes|

Clearly, since I can get a bag of broccoli frozen for $2, I'm a big broccoli eater. No shame in my game! 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/2 medium onion, chopped 1/4 cup melted butter 1/4 cup flour 2 cups heavy cream 2 cups chicken stock or bouillon 1/2 pound fresh broccoli 1 cup matchstick carrots [...]

Start Your New Year Off Right: Hoppin’ John and An Ode to Beans and Rice

By | June 13th, 2013|From Erika's Kitchen|

Every culture has its beans and rice. But here, in America… you have black-eyed peas. And, of course it was paired with rice.