everyday spectechols

gardening. cooking. everyday echols family spectacles.

goat cheese and green bean potato salad

Last summer, one of my dear friends brought this tasty dish with her when she and her daughter came for a back-yard-swimming-pool playdate.  It. Was. AMAZING!  I wanted to eat … Continue reading

April 23, 2012 · Leave a comment

gf chocolate peanut butter bars

One of my friends in Seattle spent time working as a “chef” for an uppity preschool/ daycare program just north of downtown Seattle.  She used to joke about how she … Continue reading

April 19, 2012 · 2 Comments

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

french onion soup with gratinée

And so my affinity for soup continues :)  But I promise that if you give this soup a try, you’ll understand why! For those of you who already love french … Continue reading

April 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

TDF guacamole

It’s the time of year you’ve all been waiting for – AVOCADO SEASON! Apologies if I seem a little over enthused but holy moly guacamole, avocados are one of my … Continue reading

April 4, 2012 · Leave a comment

chocolate mousse.. with a kick!

Food guilt is a concept I’ve struggled to wrap my mind around for years.  To this day, I just can’t understand why eating a from scratch, real ingredient, chocolate chip … Continue reading

March 27, 2012 · 4 Comments

potato lentil soup with apples

I know, I know.  Apples in soup!?!  What the minty freshness am I thinking, right?!  But make this soup once and you will never doubt me again :) This soup … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

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




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