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October 20, 2014


Blog Post Informative Kelly Hutchinson 7 Comments

Heeeeeey! Today’s post is a little different for me. Last week I was tagged by Erin at The Speckled Palate to participate in the Behind the Scenes Blog Tour and couldn’t resist the opportunity to let you into my world a little bit! First up: Who Nominated Me? Erin nominated me in her post last Monday. If you don’t know her, Erin is a totally sweet southern girl. And I read all of her posts with a southern accent in my head. Her photos are always phenomenal and her food definitely worth drooling over. What Am I Working On? All kinds of delicious foods, obvs! My post on how to feed a vegetarian got a pretty positive response, so I’m trying to make more meals that have “flex” for families...


October 17, 2014


Main Dish Recipes Kelly Hutchinson 7 Comments

I know. I know. I sound crazy? I sound crazy. This is actually something I’ve been making for years. Is that weird? It’s not weird. It’s delicious. It was actually inspired by flipping through a cookbook and seeing a picture of something and thinking it sloppy joe lasagna. When I got to the actual recipe, it was some sort of Mexican lasagna. With tortillas. How’d I even get the two mixed up? But the idea stuck in my head. And I couldn’t rattle it free. I love sloppy joes (true talk) and who doesn’t love lasagna? <– Crazies! That’s who. Like the total weirdo I am, I think I used to make this with Velveeta, because Josh loves the crap out of Velveeta. And American cheese… well, all cheese really....


October 15, 2014


Recipes Sauces/Extras Kelly Hutchinson 7 Comments

Truth time: I love Manwich. Are you all full of judgment over that? You shouldn’t be, it’s delicious. Buuuuuut, let’s not talk about how the second ingredient is sugar. And the 4th. And the 6th. True, there is added sugar in my homemade version. True, there’s even two kinds of sugar. But they’re a bit more natural and better fit into the realm of things I like to eat. Not saying I don’t like eating sugar, I just normally prefer to keep sugar in cookies and not in my dinner. Plus, look at the ingredients list. There’s fresh veggies (not weirdo dehydrated ones — why dehydrate something before you add it to a sauce and can it?) and some spice. I start with tomato paste and tomato sauce as the base ingredients. If...


October 13, 2014


So, the best part about cookies is cookie dough, right? <– If we can’t agree on that, we’re probably not friends. In fact, even when I for some reason decide to bake the dough into actual cookies, I barely heat the dough enough for the edges to be crispy and the inside raw. That’s why when I heard about EatPastry cookie dough, I was pretty pumped. A line of vegan cookie dough = cookie dough I can eat raw with no worries. And eat raw I definitely did. They also make gluten free cookie dough (in addition to wheaty cookie dough), so there’s basically a cookie for everyone. They sent me coupons to review 2 different kinds. Lucky for me, my store only carries 2 kinds or this would’ve been...


October 10, 2014


Blog Post Informative Kelly Hutchinson 11 Comments

The one question I get the most in my life (if we side step the “Where does a vegetarian get her protein?” atrocity), is “What do I feed my vegetarian daughter/girlfriend/brother?” The first time I was asked this question, I drafted an email that I’ve since been editing and resending to each subsequent person — I think the total is around 15 now! I stopped eating meat at a pretty young age and was fortunate enough that my mother also didn’t eat meat. There were no arguments, no demands for compromise, and no attempts to trick me into meat, which I know can be a long struggle for many young vegetarians. I can’t stress enough what a negative impact those actions can have — there’s no reason to ever do...


October 8, 2014


By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time. So, let’s double check. Still National Pasta Month? Yes? Goooood. Am I going to post pasta every single day this month? No. I wish. This is probably my last one, at least for now If we’re keeping a tally about how much I love noodles, I think we’re probably at reason #4893 by now. But seriously, who doesn’t love pasta? I originally started making this 2 weekends ago for Josh and I to have an easy Sunday dinner. I roasted the squash up in advance so I could quick pull it together whenever we decided we were hungry, and...