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Spend less time in the kitchen - and eat better too - using my recipes for quick meals using mainly unprocessed foods.
Welcome to my recipe collection! If you are looking for easy and healthy recipes, you have come to the right place!
I'm Ellen Gray, an ordinary busy mom. (Not a nutritionist. Not a skilled chef). I enjoy eating more than I enjoy cooking.
I want to feed my family nutritious foods. I want to make the most of my food dollar.
I know that using wholesome ingredients, in their natural state whenever possible, is the healthiest and most economical way to prepare food.
I've been hunting for years for easy and tasty recipes that are also nutritious, and I've collected my favorites here for you.
I've tested every recipe in my own kitchen. My family has enjoyed and approved every one. We've taken all of the photos, too.
Enjoy these easy recipes! Use them, modify them, and make them your own! Then get out of the kitchen and enjoy yourself!
- Healthy Breakfast Recipes: Easy Breakfast Casserole, Muffin Recipes, Oatmeal
- Here are my favorite healthy breakfast recipes. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! (You were right, Mom!)
- Lunch Ideas: Easy Healthy Lunch Recipes For Work Or Home
- I am always on the lookout for tasty lunch ideas! Here is a collection of delicious and easy soups, salads, sandwiches and a few surprises.
- Lunch Box Ideas For Work; Healthy School Lunch Ideas
- You can never have too many lunch box ideas! Here are some great recipes for healthy and delicious lunches that will delight every member of the family.
- Sandwich Recipes, Best Healthy Sandwich Recipes: Egg Salad, Cheese, Tuna, More
- If you have a good collection of sandwich recipes, you're always ready to make a quick lunch! Here is my collection of easy, healthy and tasty sandwich recipes.
- Bean Recipes and Legumes: Black, Pinto, Kidney Bean Recipes; Lentil Recipes
- If you're wanting to add more fibre, nutrients and variety to your diet, you'll want to try these great bean recipes!
- Beef Recipes: Simple Meatloaf, Homemade Meatballs, Casserole Recipes and More
- Easy beef recipes using wholesome ingredients make it easy to get a hearty meal on the table quickly. Here are my favorite recipes for meatballs, meatloaf, beef casseroles and more.
- Chicken Recipes For Dinner: My Favorite Quick And Easy Chicken Recipes
- Looking for some new easy chicken recipes? Here are some simple recipes for meals that are quick, healthy and delicious!
- Fish Recipes: The Best Baked, Pan Fried, Broiled and BBQd Fish Recipes
- Here are my favorite fish recipes! Use fresh, frozen or canned fish to make delicious easy meals.
- Vegetarian Recipes: Lentils, Quiche, Rice, Beans, Veggie Burger Recipes And More
- Healthy eating is delicious when you have a collection of easy vegetarian recipes. Here are my favorites.
- Easy Pasta Recipes: Quick Easy Seafood, Meat And Vegetarian Pasta Recipes
- Easy pasta recipes are just what you need when you want supper on the table fast! Here are my favorites.
- Pork Recipes: Best Recipes For Cooking Ham, Pork Ribs, Tenderloin, Chops, More
- Here is my collection of easy pork recipes. They are delicious! Be sure to try the Honey-Garlic Ribs. They are amazing!
- quick easy meals
- When you need supper on the table fast, choose one of these recipes for quick easy meals. They are some of the fastest recipes I know.
- How To Cook Shrimp: Easy Healthy Shrimp Recipes
- Wondering how to cook shrimp? It's much easier than I thought! Here are some easy healthy shrimp recipes that will turn you into a shrimp-cooking expert!
- Egg Recipes: How To Make Scrambled Eggs, Deviled Eggs, Soft Boiled Eggs And More
- With a few good egg recipes, you'll be ready to make a quick meal at any time of the day. Here are my favorite ways to cook eggs - for breakfast, lunch, brunch and supper.
- Ways to Cook Potatoes: How To Make Mashed, Boiled, Scalloped Potatoes And More
- There are so many ways to cook potatoes - and I love them all! Potatoes are nutritious, economical and plentiful. Discover some new ways to prepare them!
- Rice Recipes: Fried Rice, Rice Pudding, Rice Pilaf, Sushi Rice Recipe And More
- Got rice? Here are my favorite rice recipes, as well as easy instructions for making the perfect pot of rice.
- Salad Recipes: The Best Homemade Potato Salad, Caesar Salad, Greek Salad & More
- Here's a collection of great salad recipes, from classics like Caesar Salad to new ideas like Shrimp and Mango Salad.
- Sauce Recipes: Tartar Sauce, Cranberry Sauce, Homemade Bbq Sauce Recipe And More
- A supply of sauce recipes is just what you need to turn your meals from good to awesome. Here are some of my favorites.
- Homemade Soup Recipes: Easy Lentil Soup Recipes, Miso Soup, Barley Soup, Vegetar
- With a collection of homemade soup recipes, you can make a delicious and filling meal in no time at all! There is nothing better than a pot of fabulous soup simmering on the stove on a cold day.
- Vegetables: Potato Recipes, Kale Chips, Butternut Squash Recipe and More
- Wondering which vegetables to serve with your quick meals? Here's everything you need to know.
- Easy Baking Recipes: The Best Brownies, Healthy Muffins, Cookie And Cake Recipes
- I have collected all of my favorite easy baking recipes on this page. I make these over and over. They are all easy and delicious - and they always turn out!
- Healthy Dessert Recipes, Easy Pie Crust, Best Easy Chocolate Cake Recipe
- Welcome to my collection of easy healthy dessert recipes! With these recipes, you can not only enjoy delicious desserts but feel good about indulging in them!
- Healthy Snack Recipes: Peanut Butter Balls, Kale Chips, Cheese Balls, Soy Nuts,
- We all like to munch. Having a good supply of healthy snack recipes lets you feel good about munching!
- Blender Recipes: Healthy Blender Drink Recipes, Mayonnaise Recipe And More
- If you have a unused blender collecting dust on a shelf, you really need to check out these great blender recipes! You won't believe how many tasty things can be made in a flash.
- Crockpot Recipes: Best Easy Crockpot Chicken, Beef, Soup, Stew Recipes And More
- A crockpot – and a supply of good crockpot recipes – is a life saver when you need supper on the table in a hurry. Here are my favorite easy and delicious slow cooker recipes.
- Food Processor Recipes: Pie Crust, Spreads, Salad Recipes For Food Processors
- With these easy food processor recipes, you can make impressive and delicious dishes in no time at all!
- Valentines Day Ideas
- If you're looking for Valentines Day ideas that are easy, healthy, and fun, you've come to the right place! Here are my favorite Valentines Day recipes.
- Picnic Food Ideas; Easy Summer Picnic Recipes: Sandwiches, Snacks, Desserts
- Here are some easy picnic food ideas that taste great, pack well and look wonderful in a picnic basket.
- Summer Recipes: Easy Summer Salad, BBQ, Picnic, Dessert Recipes
- Summer wouldn't be complete without making my favorite summer recipes! Here are delicious summer salads, desserts, main dishes and more.
- Easy Halloween Recipes: Appetizer, Dinner And Dessert Recipes
- Looking for some easy Halloween recipes that are healthy too? Try these! Halloween food doesn't have to be full of sugar to be fun!
- Thanksgiving Dinner Ideas
- Looking for some great Thanksgiving dinner ideas? You've come to the right place! Here is a complete Thanksgiving dinner menu that is simple yet delicious.
- recipes for Christmas
- Here's a collection of my favorite recipes for Christmas - everything from how to roast a turkey to holiday appetizers to easy Christmas cookies.
- quick meal tips and tricks
- Cut your time in the kitchen even further by using these time-saving quick meal tips.
- Quick Meals Blog
- My Quick Meals blog will keep you up to date with the recipes on my site. Whenever I add another easy, delicious and family-tested recipe, you'll be notified!
- build a website
- Have you thought about building your own website? If I can do it, you certainly can too! Here's how I did it.
- about us
- How a sleep-deprived mom found quick easy recipes, fed her family healthy meals - and built a web site to tell the world!
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- even more recipes
- Here is a list of even more recipes for great quick meals.