Happy first day of Spring! This winter has been brutal in too many ways. First off, it was SO cold. Living in Nashville I always feel thankful that we don’t get a ridiculous amount of snow, but we definitely got far more than we usually do. The snow is somewhat magical, but the ice is no fun. I’m hoping we are in for some beautiful warm weather from here on out!
Spring always makes me want flowers. Today, on my way home from my kickboxing class I stopped at Trader Joe’s to get these beauties. Something about having flowers in my house makes me a little happier. Today I’m sharing a Southern staple with a twist. Growing up my mom would always fix deviled eggs. Every holiday and family gathering we would have deviled eggs, and I was the official taste taster. They were full of mayo which is an ingredient I rarely buy these days. These deviled eggs are SO simple. They are simply eggs, plain greek yogurt, salt, pepper, paprika, fresh parsley, and Neat breakfast mix.
Neat is one of my favorite Vegetarian brands! It’s a healthy meat alternative. I’ve shared a few other things using Neat such as my Meatless Vegetable Quinoa Stuffed Peppers, and Vegan Whole Wheat Banana Bread. The thing I love most about Neat is that the base of this product is garbanzo beans. It’s a great way to get your protein in.
Sometimes you make something so good that you can’t put it into words. I’ve honestly never been someone who takes the time to make my own soup, but this soup may have changed my mind. There is no comparison between homemade soup and store bought. Also, how awesome is it that this soup has ZERO preservatives. Also, I’m pretty sure it’s almost impossible to mess up a soup recipe.
Fun fact for you: I hate carrots. I will not eat them raw and I won’t eat them cooked by themselves, but I love them in soups. You could probably modify this recipe slightly and still yield amazing results, but do not leave out the green apple. Just don’t! It adds the most perfect flavor and I would be sad for you to miss that….
Depending on what part of the world you’re in you may be experiencing what I am today. It’s bone chilling cold here in Nashville. This morning when I woke up it was a whopping 9 degrees! I don’t do winter. I despise cold weather. I’m dreaming of sunny days..sigh. One perk of cold days is staying indoors and baking. What is it about the cold that makes me want to be all homemaker-ish?
If you’ve followed my blog at all you know I love me some bananas. There is so much you can make with those brown bananas. Banana bread is one of my favorite comfort foods. Give me that along with mac n cheese and I’m in heaven. I’ve been dying to try out my new food processor! It’s a definite upgrade from my cheap-o food processor that sounded like a train was going through my kitchen when I used it. …