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Cowgirl Beans Chili

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in Entrées, Recipes, Soups, Uncategorized | 0 comments

I heard a while back, coworkers discuss making chili and how it would take all day in the crockpot to get just right. Now don’t get me wrong, I love the crockpot (especially for my refried beans) but … I also want to be able to create a fantastic comforting meal within an hour of getting home from work. Done and done. Cowgirl Beans Chili #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: Entree Author: Cowgirl Beans Prep time: 20 mins Cook time: 30 mins Total time: 50 mins Serves: 6-7 You can have a steamy bowl...

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2 Quick Fix: Sage Apple vegan Sausage with Gnocchi & Sausage Pretzel Rolls

Posted by on Dec 29, 2012 in Entrées, Food | 0 comments

2 Quick Fix: Sage Apple vegan Sausage with Gnocchi & Sausage Pretzel Rolls

I’m not usually a fan of faux meat products, but once in a while I crave the texture and flavor of a comfort food like chicken tenders or in this case, pan-fried sausage. Most of the time I love a good panko crusted veggie, fried tofu or crispy eggplant but I must say, Field Roast “sausage” is de-liscious!! We tried the Smoked Apple Sage – “a savory combination of apples and sage anchored with yukon gold potatoes with a subtle hint of hickory smoke”. We pan-fried it in olive oil and it got super crispy and...

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How I Met Your Puppy

Posted by on Oct 9, 2012 in Life | 0 comments

How I Met Your Puppy

As Mac and Sadie approached 11.5 and 12 years old, we talked about getting another, young lab to help ease the transition of the loss of one or both of our sweet loves. But, when Mac suddenly and tragically passed in December of 2011, we grieved hard. We never foresaw the devastating state of our hearts as we wept with one another for our dog. Our sweet, always lovable polar bear, Mac-ee-doodle.

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Review: The Sconage Bakery Granola

Posted by on Oct 7, 2012 in Food, Reviews | 0 comments

Review: The Sconage Bakery Granola

Some people are as particular about their granola as others are about tomato sauce. Some buy only one brand while others have recipes passed down through generations with specific ingredients and methods. I don’t typically buy granola because of the high sugar and heavy processing leaving an unhealthy product with no redeeming values (high in oil, refined sugar, refined grains etc.) . However, when The Sconeage Bakery sent me a sample box with full sized packages of their Fresh Roasted Granola products I was happy to taste! They...

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Quick Fix: Miso Lime Marinated Tofu Sandwich with Broiled Tomatoes & Avocado

Posted by on Sep 5, 2012 in Entrées, Recipes | 0 comments

Quick Fix: Miso Lime Marinated Tofu Sandwich with Broiled Tomatoes & Avocado

Sometimes you just want a big ‘ole sandwich to sink your teeth into. I also wanted something flavorful enough to stand up to my delicious heirloom tomatoes. We loved the bite of the crisp tofu with the juicy warm tomato and creamy avocado on a toasted kalamata olive roll. This would be great on toasted multigrain bread too! I was inspired when I saw this picture on Happy Healthy Life. Miso Lime Marinated Tofu Sandwich with Broiled Tomatoes & Avocado #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Author: Cowgirl Beans Prep...

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Quick Fix: Fried Egg Polenta Cakes with Spicy Okra & Tomatoes

Posted by on Sep 4, 2012 in Entrées, Recipes | 0 comments

Quick Fix: Fried Egg Polenta Cakes with Spicy Okra & Tomatoes

This came out of a desire to eat some items in the fridge that needed to be used. Honestly, I had never had okra before and was inspired to grab some at the Farmer’s Market to try. According to online foodies, it needed to be thinly sliced right before you cook it and pan-fried super hot to sear in the moisture. The polenta I sometimes buy in the prepared rolls at Trader Joe’s or Wegmans, just slice and brown on each side. We had dinner in under 30 min. and no food went to waste, perfect.     Quick Fix: Fried Egg...

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Dinosaur Kale Salad

Posted by on Aug 28, 2012 in Recipes, Salads | 0 comments

Dinosaur Kale Salad

Dino-what? As perplexed as the checkout people at the grocery store were, the two names I knew to look it up under were Dinosaur or Lacinato Kale and they couldn’t find it. Oye…few minutes later a checker sprinted back “Tuscan Kale”. Alrighty then, this yummy dark leafy green has 3 names. It’s also one of my favorite new things to eat in the following salad. Thanks to MommaPea over at Peas & Thank You for turning me onto this fabulous idea! Dinosaur Kale Salad #ratingval# from #reviews#...

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Everyday Chocolate Cookie Pie

Posted by on Jul 5, 2012 in Desserts, Recipes | 0 comments

Everyday Chocolate Cookie Pie

A cross between a raw cookie and a decadent graham cracker crust pie, this chocolaty dessert is easy enough for any night of the week. Everyday Chocolate Cookie Pie #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Author: Cowgirl Beans Serves: 8-12 I make this using almost exclusivity raw ingredients, especially raw nuts which give it it’s creamy and rich consistency. As it is a rich desert, I have found a small square is decadent and filling enough for adult and child alike. Ingredients Crust Layer 1 1/2 cup nuts...

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CowgirlBeans Power Shake

Posted by on Jun 10, 2012 in Entrées, Recipes | 0 comments

CowgirlBeans Power Shake

I’ve had clients and friends use this ‘recipe’ for their whole families; as a quick breakfast or yummy lunch on the run, for kids before games, active teens, sick elderly relatives etc.  This is just a variation of our favorite, beneficial ingredients. You can read more about why I like this protein powder here. CowgirlBeans Power Shake #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: Entree, Snack Author: Cowgirl Beans Serves: 1 This is an awesome milk shake for those looking to gain weight, supplement...

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Quick Fix: Black Bean & Avocado Salad with Cashew Sour Cream & (Shetland) Tortillas

Posted by on Apr 27, 2012 in Entrées, Recipes, Salads | 1 comment

Quick Fix: Black Bean & Avocado Salad with Cashew Sour Cream & (Shetland) Tortillas

This is a great quick supper. I was craving Chipotle after a late Friday work day but decided to whip this up quickly instead. I had recently made the Salsa Verde Enchiladas with cashew sour cream so had black beans and sour cream on hand. I just made some mini Cowgirlbeans tortillas to serve on the side and my craving was quickly quelled. Quick Fix: Black Bean & Avocado Salad with Cashew Sour Cream & Tortilla #ratingval# from #reviews# reviews Print Recipe Type: entrée Author: Cowgirl Beans Prep time: 30 mins Cook...

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