Hi. I came across your blog through a pin from pinterest. It started with the Black Bean Enchiladas and I have been glued to your website over the past hour pinning all the recipes I like.I am definitely going to try the Black Bean Nacho Pizza in the next week.You are doing a great job.. Thanks for the simple recipes.
Hi Padma! Thanks so much for your kind words - so sweet of you to take the time to comment :) I'm happy you're finding recipes you like. I'd love your feedback on any that you try and/or your thoughts on how you would improve them! Take care!
The same as Padma, I came across your Black Bean Enchiladas on pinterest as well and have fallen in love with your site. I'm looking forward to trying many of your recipes. I appreciate the time you've taken to share!!!I've switched to mostly homemade cleaners and am eying your laundry detergent recipe for my next switchover to healthier living!I've already shared your site with several friends that love it as well. Thanks again!norma
Hi Norma!I'm so happy you're enjoying the recipes here! Would love to hear which ones you try out. That's awesome you're switching to homemade cleaners. I've been using that laundry detergent for a while now, and still love it! Vinegar and baking soda can also do wonders around the house we've learned :) Thanks so much for leaving a message, and thanks for sharing the site with your friends. Take care!
I loved the black bean enchiladas too! I added a can of green chilies in the mix - yum!
Hey Brooke! Green chiles sound awesome - nice addition! :)
Hello i also came across your blog from the same black bean enchilada pin, i also have pinned a bunch of the recipes they look amazing! I'm going to try the black bean& Spinach enchilada, the 17 bean soup and the pesto mushroom lover pizza next week, I've already added the ingredients to my list i can't wait!!! I'll be sure to let you know how they turn out.
Hey there! Thanks so much for stopping by and letting me know - always SO happy to hear people excited about the recipes. Yes, I'd love to hear how you like them if you get the chance! Take care :)
Yesterday i made the Black Bean and spinach enchilada's they were so delicious! I ended up having to use frozen spinach (which i thawed) instead of the fresh because i didn't have enough fresh and it still turned out amazing! It was so easy to make, my husband loved them and they were even good the next day for lunch!Tonight i made the tortellini soup...i just have no words it was so delicious both me and my hubby had to have seconds haha that never happens...and I'm looking forward to leftovers for lunch. I was amazed how easy it was to make the soup from scratch i did add a few more veggies that i just needed to use up (spinach, celery)and used fresh basil instead of dried because I had some on hand.I think this soup is my favorite so far, i plan to try the 17 bean soup and the mushroom pesto pizza later in the week i'll let you know how it goes!!!!!
Woohoo! So glad you had success with those two recipes, that's awesome to hear. We love the enchilada leftovers - a little too much! They never last very long in our house :) Your veggie additions to the tortellini soup sound fantastic. Isn't that the great thing about soups? So versatile! Enjoy the next recipes you try. And happy holidays to you and your family!
I entered your sight from Pinterest as well, with the Crazy for Quinoa jumping in my face. I have never dabbled with quinoa and am very interested in making this a staple, as well as slowly becoming a vegetarian. Your sight has been more than helpful with so many wonderful recipes! Thank you so much.
Hi Emelia! It makes my day to hear comments like yours - so happy to be able to help. I'd LOVE to hear how your first quinoa cooking adventure goes! So excited for you in your transition to becoming vegetarian, that's awesome. My husband and I also did the gradual transition a while ago and were so happy once we got there, we never looked back ;) Wishing you much health and happiness!
Okay, So I definitely came across your website on Pinterest like everybody else, but it is seriously the best one I have found! I'm so excited to try a whole bunch of these recipes and start making them a a part of my weekly menu! I'm on board with slowly switching to mostly vegetarian meals and this website is perfect for me! I'm obsessed with mexican food and ALL of your recipes look absolutely amazing! I don't have a ton of experience in the kitchen and your recipes are easy to follow and not horribly complex! Thank you SO much for sharing all these awesome meals, I can't begin to tell you how much they have helped me!!!!!
Hi Rachel! Oh my, you are making me blush! Hearing comments like yours is such motivation for the site and I'm so happy my recipes are able to help :) I try to focus on simple, healthy recipes that are easy to approach so I'm really glad to hear that's what they are for you! Have lots of fun with your transition to mostly vegetarian meals. I'd love to hear how it goes for you!! Keep me updated :)
I decided very recently that I want to start eating meatless and healthy food, but I'm very picky and have been struggling to find the right food for me. It was such a pleasure for me, then, to find your blog! I'm absolutely in love with all of your ideas, and look forward to trying as many of them as I can! Thank you for the inspiration and all of the help! I'll hop on back here to tell you how my family likes the food :) You're great! Please keep on doing what you're doing!
Thank you so much for your encouraging words. That's so fantastic to hear you found some recipes you're excited about. Good luck and more importantly have FUN with your new diet in going meatless! It's the most fun I've had in the kitchen. Can't wait to hear what recipes you and your family try! Definitely come back and let me know if you have the time :) Take care!
Seriously in love with your black bean spinach enchiladas! They were ridiculously good!
Awesome to hear Katy!! Thanks for coming back to let me know. They're definitely one of our favorites too! :)
Hey, I decided to become vegetarian for pretty much the same reasons as you! I was never really in to cooking before but now i am loving experimenting and trying new things every day. I love quinoa and came across your blog from pinterest. Just tried the quinoa vegetable salad and it was great and am looking forward to trying all your other wonderful looking dishes!This site is great, thank you!
Hi Trudy! So great to hear from you. Isn't it so much fun to experiment in the kitchen? Vegetarian cooking lets you step out of the box and try some amazing new things. So glad you're enjoying it. I hope you love the other recipes you try! Take care :)
I also found your blog because of Pinterest! I can not wait to make your Southwestern chopped salad with the cilantro dressing. It's on my menu for tomorrow night. After looking around here, there are many recipes I will be trying. I am excited to try new dishes for my family. I love how healthy they are :) Thanks for sharing!
Hi Karen! What on earth did we do before Pinterest!?! I'm glad you're so excited about the recipes - I LOVE hearing that! Keep me updated if you get the chance. Hope you all enjoy the chopped salad tonight! Thanks for the comment :)
So, ever since discovering your blog, I basically have pinned every recipe you post! They all look amazing. I'm actually currently sitting here munching on my dinner, which is the green bean balsamic salad you posted a few months ago -- I've seriously eaten it twice in two weeks. :) Anyway, keep the recipes coming because they are awesome!
Hi Kate! So happy to have you here and glad you're finding recipes. I love hearing people excited about food!! I'm totally craving that green bean salad now... AH! My husband keeps asking about it too, so I'll have to make it again soon. Thanks for the sweet comments. Would love to hear what other recipes you try if you get a chance :) Have fun with it!
I came across your page after looking up Quinoa recipes on Google. Your recipes are amazing, plus the pictures make everything look so delectable. Thank you for posting all of these yummy recipes. I can't wait to try them!
Hi Bekah! So happy you found me! Thanks so much for the message. I'm really glad you're finding recipes you're excited about! Quinoa is such a staple food for us, and there are SO many ways to enjoy it. Would LOVE to hear which ones you try out. Take care! :)
Thank you so much for sharing your great recipes! Can't wait to try the enchiladas. :)-Lauren
Hi Lauren! You're welcome! Glad you're finding recipes you like. I love hearing that! Enjoy the enchiladas :)
Just came across this page yesterday and I've already pinned half the recipes-everything looks amazing! Pretty sure my goal this summer will be to make everything you post. Love it!
Haha, that's awesome to hear! Welcome to The Garden Grazer :) Would love to hear which recipes you try out - keep me updated! Enjoy!!!
I came across your website looking for a homemade cilantro dressing to use on salads, it's such a summer staple for me that the dressing can really make or break it. It was delicious! Since then I've been browsing through your recipes and have earmarked to try next week the black bean and spinach enchiladas and I'll be making a batch of the frozen breakfast sandwiches. Thanks so much for making my life a little easier!
Hi Sheila! Thanks so much for the message! So glad you're finding recipes you're excited about. Would love to hear how the enchiladas and breakfast sandwiches go! Take care :)
Hi Kaitlin,The enchiladas were such a hit! My friends loved them and they were so easy to make. I will definately be trying more of your recipes and often. =)Sheila
Hi again! Hooray!! So excited to hear they were a hit. Hope you love the other recipes just as much! Thanks for coming back and letting me know :)
Hi! All of your recipes sound so delicious! I will definitely be trying some of them soon.
Hi K.C.! Yay! Thanks so much for your kind words - hope you LOVE the recipes!! :)
I have tried 4 recipes now. Mostly from Pinterest...now from your website I can make dozens. Thanks! Nicole
Hi Nicole! Great to hear - keep enjoying the recipes!
I think you do such a great job showing pictures and giving step by step instructions. Weve been making your quinoa asian mushroom dish and the chili on a weekly basis! I am wondering if you have any good breakfast ideas to share? perhaps a quinoa oatmeal or a healthier version of pancakes?thanks!
Thank you so much for the compliment! I strive to make all the recipes as straightforward and simple as possible. So glad you hear you've found a couple recipes you enjoy! Breakfast is something I really need to get better with - I will definitely keep your suggestions in mind for future recipes. Meanwhile, there are some great breakfast quinoa ideas on my "Crazy for Quinoa" page in the comments section from readers if you'd like to check those out for now. Here's the link: http://www.thegardengrazer.com/2013/01/crazy-for-quinoa.htmlHopefully I can get some more healthier breakfast options up in the future! :) I think that's a great idea. Thanks so much for taking the time to write! Take care.
Last weekend, I had the MOST delicious burrito that was covered in a creamy chipotle sauce that may have been the best tasting food to ever cross my lips. I have been dreaming about this sauce all week. I was in the "everything" category on Pinterest and behold! A recipe for Chipotle sauce! Oh man. I am going to go on a hunt for chipotle in adobo sauce! I happened to browse the rest of your blog and I have pinned at least 3 from each meal type. THANK YOU!
Hi Stacey! Haha that's awesome. I hope the chipotle sauce here competes with the amazing one you had! Many stores now carry chipotle in adobo sauce thanks to it's growing popularity - hope you have luck finding it! Enjoy the recipes and thanks for stopping by! :)