everyday spectechols

gardening. cooking. everyday echols family spectacles.

veggie fajitas with quinoa and black beans

Summer’s just around the corner and that means gearing up for easy, fresh, warm-weather fare.  We had a peek in to what summer has in store the other day (woo … Continue reading

April 13, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

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


Pizza is not an unusual occurrence in the Echols’ house – we LOVE it.  Like stir-fries and lasagnas, pizza is a relatively healthy (depending on how you make it), fantastic … Continue reading

February 21, 2012 · Leave a comment

crockpot chicken santa fe

I’ve always wanted to be a crockpot maven – one of those super-women who prep their dinners in the morning/ afternoon when they actually have time to cook versus at … Continue reading

February 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

basic stir-fry

This recipe is one of my end-of-the-week-use-whatever’s-left-in-my-crisper winners!  It’s quick, healthy, and efficient – my kind of combo :) The below ingredients are what I think best fit in the … Continue reading

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

black bean, tortilla casserole

I. Love. Mexican food! To be fair, I’m not picky about it having to be authentic or tastes-exactly-like-the-random-taco-I-bought-off-a-cart-in-southern-California.  Just give me some fresh guacamole and good tortilla chips and I’m … Continue reading

February 2, 2012 · Leave a comment




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