Roasted Butternut, Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup

This is BY FAR one of my favorite soups and I can hardly wait for Fall to come around so I can make it. With butternut squash, sweet potatoes, carrots and warm spices, like cinnamon and nutmeg it’s tastes just like fall in a bowl. The hardest part is wrestling with your butternut squash, so […]

Healthy Broccoli Cranberry Almond Salad

If you’ve ever had Whole Foods Broccoli salad you will love our lightened up version. It still has the crunchy broccoli, dried cranberries, slivered almonds, red onion and bacon, but the dressing is much lighter with no added sugar! With all the summer salads floating around at family and company picnics this summer, you probably think […]

Hawaiian Pineapple Fried Rice

Yes I am still on my Hawaiian food kick … please forgive me.  It’s only been 3 days since we got back and I am missing it more as each day passes. So the only way to comfort my longing for bright blue skies and 85° is to keep making food that reminds me of […]

Classic Carrot Summer Salad

Yum Here is a great summer recipe that will tickle those taste buds!  I know carrot salad may not sound so appealing to the kids but you have to trust me on this one.  Once they taste the sweetness of the pineapple and raisins they will be hooked! Traditional Carrot Salad has just carrots, raisins […]

Summer Israeli Couscous with Tomatoes, Cranberries and Basil

A light, refreshing vegetarian side dish using round pearl shaped Israeli couscous.  This can be served cold or at room temperature making it a great potluck dish to share! Have you ever had Israeli couscous before?  It is also called Pearl Couscous.  It is a small, round pasta that is simmered in either water or broth for about 10 minutes […]

Rainbow Macaroni Salad

I grew up in New York and we New Yorkers love our delis, I mean REALLY love our delis.  So much so they are on almost every corner of every street.   You have Italian delis and Jewish delis.  Both have their specialties, it just depends on what you’re looking for. The Italian delis have the […]

Tomato, Cucumber and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

A fresh crisp caprese salad with vine ripened tomatoes, cucumbers and fresh mozzarella cheese in a light vinaigrette served with fresh basil ~ an explosion of summer in a bowl! There really aren’t 2 flavors I love more together than tomatoes and basil.   Well, ok maybe 3 … when you add the mozzarella cheese! […]

Lemon Orzo with Asparagus and Cherry Tomatoes

Yum I wish I could give the creator of this recipe credit, but I can’t seem to find it.  I originally got this Lemon Orzo recipe from Pinterest, but when I go back to track where it originally came from I just go in circles to dead end websites. Nonetheless, if you’ve never tried Orzo […]

Roasted Tomatoes and Asparagus with Parmesan Cheese and Almonds

It’s Spring.  It’s Easter and it’s also Asparagus season! This is a very simple side dish to make.  The flavors are simple and light.  You’ve got your asparagus, some grape or cherry tomatoes (halved) and slivered pine nuts. You throw it in a preheated oven and let it roast for 8-10 minutes while you could be […]

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

Before I dive into today’s soul warming recipe I wanted to share with you a few things that have been going on behind the scenes at Happily Unprocessed.  1.  First off, I have (very slowly) been adding the NUTRITIONAL information to our recipes.  This is not an easy task and it’s taken me most of December.  […]

Roasted Red Potatoes with Parmesan Cheese

Don’t you just love those little red potatoes you get at a wedding?  ME TOO!  And they NEVER serve enough, do they? Well this recipe is nothing like that.  I just thought I’d ask if you loved them as much as I do. I’m just kidding, because I actually like these oven roasted red potatoes […]

Coleslaw with Apples, Cranberries and Almonds

A great twist on an American staple summer food.   Coleslaw is combined with crisp apples, dried cranberries and slivered almonds added in. Yogurt, mayo, honey and vinegar make this dressing stellar! How in the world can you have a bbq without coleslaw?  I mean it’s creamy, it’s crunchy and it’s best when it’s ICE […]

Cowboy Caviar

Whatever you do this summer, you simply MUST make this salsa!!! HOW in the world it got the name ‘Cowboy Caviar’ is beyond me.  It’s kind of mix between a salsa, a side dish and a dip. But whatever you want to call it, it has fast become one of the most VERSATILE salsas I’ve […]

Restaurant Style Homemade Salsa

Boy what a ding-a-ling I am.  I have bought jarred salsa since the inception of time and it took me under 10 minutes to do it at home. And I didn’t even have to go out and buy anything. Salsa is one of those recipes where fresh ingredients are apparent.  You just can’t taste fresh […]

HANDS DOWN The BEST Spinach Artichoke Dip EVER!

Yum My friend makes this Spinach Artichoke dip quite often when we go over their house.  He has made it so often that he doesn’t have a recipe, it’s just in his head. I’ve never considered myself a Spinach and Artichoke dip ‘fan’, per se, specifically the artichoke portion of it … but as I […]