Happy Wife, Happy Husband

Hiiii there! Thanks for all your sweet comments on yesterday’s Is That So Wrong post. Wrong or not – it’s true! I liked reading your contributions too 😉

The other day when I had a couple free hours to spare I meandered on out to the local Border’s. I’ve been waiting for this to happen for quite some time. You see, every now and then I like to use my free time to peruse the shelves at Borders, taking in the smell of new books and the sights of a plethora of words between pages.

I went in and started accumulating quite a stack in my arms. Two different genres for each arm – fitness and food.

Ellie Kreiger left with me:



Ellie’s books are basically a dream cookbook for a vegetarian and a meat-eater living together, eating at the same table each night.


This is because basically any of her dishes can quite easily be made vegetarian, and vice versa.


I bought her other cookbook about a year ago, and some of my staple meals are made from it:


Like…Portabello Lasagna Rollups!


Keeps me happy, keeps the husband happy. This is what I like to see!

Her newer cookbook, called So Easy (which is PERFECT for me) came to fruition last night in the kitchen. I got home a little later than “ideal dinner time” last night and had my eye on a certain recipe – Quesadillas!


This recipe called for a filling mixture of mushrooms, onions, garlic and spinach and some spices. It also called for chicken. But I simply added black beans instead! Then at the end, I added Shane’s chicken to his tortillas only.

While we were grilling, chopping, and cooking, we drank!


And ate!


And then after getting the tortillas nice and brown, it was time to dig in!


Line up the dippers!




These were SO delicious. And SO EASY 😉


Well I’m off to go do a quick hip-opening flow and then take Nikomon on a walk before work! Have a great Thursday, loves!!

What’s your “go-to” cookbook?


8 Responses

  1. I don’t use cookbooks often… but when baking, I’m a big Martha Stewart fan. I’ll reference her before I check out other recipes…

  2. I totally want that cookbook. I love Ellie. Her recipes are delicious and healthy. And I obviously live in the same situation (veg wife, meat eater husband)- so this is perfect for me. Quesadillas are the perfect. My go to cookbook is Giada’s everyday italian

  3. I love Ellie’s recipes! My go man is Mark Bittman though.

  4. I love Ellie’s recipes. I have her first cookbook too and love it. Now I’m intersted in the one you bought! I love Giada’s cookbooks and Ina Garten’s!

  5. I’ve only tried a few of Ellie’s recipes and wasn’t impressed but I have one on the menu for this weekend- I hope it works out. Your ‘dillas look really great! 🙂 My go-to recipes are anything by Ina Garten!

  6. I’ll have to check out that cookbook! Doesn’t she have a show on Food Network? I think I remember seeing her on there. My go-to “cookbook” is actually a website! Myrecipes.com is awesome. You just type vegetarian into the search and BOOM! There are tons of them on there!

  7. Looks awesome. I’ll have to try that cookbook. I have a lot of cookbooks, but I typically go to websites for ideas on websites. Sparkpeople is great for healthy ideas and I also love eating well.com

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