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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tomato, Cucumber and Mozzarella Cheese Salad

Aren’t you just so stoked it’s Spring ???   I just love when the supermarket smells of fresh fruits and veggies and there’s nothing like a light and crisp summer salad, especially ones that have cucumbers in them.  They are so refreshing and full of yumminess. So today we have a great salad that takes advantage […]

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.  […]

Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

Yum I thought long and hard about what to call these peppers.  I thought as I ate, I ate as I thought. What do you call something that has no meat, well meatless, I guess.  But it’s more than that.   These peppers are packed with brown and black rice (wild rice), homemade tomato sauce […]

Mushroom Risotto (even a Novice can make!)

Yum I don’t usually tell stories in my recipes posts, but I had to take the time to write this one as … well, as it involved risotto. My husband I took the kids to Vermont last year to go skiing.  As we were driving back home through Canada, we hit a very nasty snow […]

Wild Rice with Caramelized Sweet Potatoes, Shallots and Mushrooms

I was looking for something to make for lunch yesterday and I’ve been doing pretty good at steering away from breads.  But for some reason I have a harder time at lunch.  Maybe because I was brought up with the traditional sandwich and chips or soup for lunch each day. So as I was deciding […]

Mexican Rice

  While we enjoy this Mexican Rice recipe with our Burritos or Tacos, I had a bunch of leftover brown rice the other day from when I had baked it. If you’ve never tried this method, you have no idea what you’re missing and how easy it is!  I swear I will NEVER boil rice again. […]

How to Cut a Butternut Squash

I just love butternut squash, but until I figured out how to cut it into those nice little cubes, I was a little hesitant to cook it. But today, I’m going to show you how to cut up a butternut squash without slicing your fingers off and save you a small fortune from buying it […]

Vegan Spinach, Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Quesadillas

Boy that title’s a mouthful, isn’t it?  Just wait … it gets longer because I ADDED something after I made this and took pictures! I was searching for a vegan type taco or quesadilla recipe the other day and kept finding ones with vegetables, like butternut squash and black beans.  And while that sounds good […]

Roasted Butternut Squash Risotto

Oh me ~ oh my!  I’ve gone and done it again. There are very few foods that I enjoy THAT much that I can eat the ENTIRE thing myself, but this is one. The only other time I can really remember eating the whole thing by myself was when I made my ‘Not Your Mama’s Greenbeans’.   Now […]

Tomato Zucchini Gratin Bake

How pretty is this? I have an ABUNDANCE of zucchini and tomatoes in my kitchen right now so I decided to make a colorful zucchini and tomato gratin with them.  Only I couldn’t stop at just tomatoes and zucchini.  There are sliced potatoes and eggplant in there too!  And topped with a little cheese of course. […]

Southwestern Black Beans and Rice

If you are looking to cut back on the amount of red meat you and your family are eating, but still get the protein that our bodies need, then beans may be the answer. Did you know that beans are so nutritious for us that the latest dietary guidelines are suggesting we TRIPLE our intake from […]

Cheesy Bean and Rice Burritos

We are huge burrito fans in this house.  Well that’s a half truth.  My son is really a huge burrito fan.  I am head over heals in love with my Sweet Potato Burrito, but he will eat anything wrapped in a tortilla.  Beef burritos, bean burritos, cheese burritos.  It really doesn’t matter. I used to […]