everyday spectechols

gardening. cooking. everyday echols family spectacles.

penne with roasted red peppers, tomatoes, garlic, and almonds

Last week I experienced a rare lapse in my desire to cook anything at all… seriously, I had spent all day digging and redigging my garden beds and as far … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 2 Comments

spinach artichoke dip (that doesn’t use mayo!)

So when I went to see what I had in my fridge to contribute food-wise to our most recent super bowl gathering, I found a bunch of spinach leaves just … Continue reading

March 16, 2012 · 1 Comment

in honor of the weekend – spinach pesto pizza!

There are a few foods that our family really likes to eat when we go out.  Usually they are things we don’t like to make at home – sushi, gyros, … Continue reading

March 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

EZ spinach pesto

This is one of the most versatile sauce recipes I use!  It’s great on a cool, summer pasta salad, roasted on chicken, baked on crostinis with a bit of cheese, … Continue reading

March 7, 2012 · 3 Comments

fettuccine with veggies in a bechamel sauce

I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with white sauces.  They sound so good in theory, but more often than not, they’re bland, heavy, and could potentially give your heart palpitations… and … Continue reading

March 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

beany minestrone

… I know… another soup.  Apparently it’s that time of year :)  I’m cold alright!? If you’re looking for a hearty but not heavy soup, this’ll fit the bill!  You … Continue reading

March 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

breakfast sandwich with spinach, egg, and ham

I started loving breakfast sandwiches in college.  Before that, I thought the only breakfast sandwiches out there were “Egg McKillingyouslowlys” which, for some odd reason, I wasn’t crazy about :P … Continue reading

February 28, 2012 · 3 Comments

spinach lentil soup

If you haven’t noticed yet, I’m a big fan of soup.  All kinds of soup.  They are inexpensive to make, super tasty to eat, keep well as leftovers, and are … Continue reading

February 22, 2012 · Leave a comment




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