Tuna Pate

Tuna Pate {The Reluctant Hippie}

Need a fancy schmancy appetizer for your New Year’s festivities? This is simply decadent. Continue reading


Thanksgiving Dishes


Cranberry Chutney {The Reluctant Hippie}As we fly through the month of November, I wanted to put together a list of recipes that might be useful to you as you plan your Thanksgiving gatherings. Continue reading

Light Friday: Just say “No” to Black Friday


I hate Black Friday. I could say that it’s because Black Friday is the embodiment of all that is wrong with society today. Or because big corporations are evil. Or because we shouldn’t go straight from counting our blessings on Thanksgiving to chasing luxuries the following day. But honestly? I just find Black Friday exhausting. Continue reading

Caramelized Onion Dip

This is a real-ingredient version of one of the guilty pleasures of my youth – french onion dip.

Don’t pretend you don’t know what I’m talking about. A packet of dehydrated onion soup mix in a container of sour cream. A bowl of ridged potato chips. A neglected plate of carrot and celery sticks nearby. A little bit of family drama unfolding in the next room. This dip was as much a part of family parties as a crock pot full of meatballs and tiny hot dogs.  Continue reading

Chimichurri Hummus

Chimichurri Hummus {The Reluctant Hippie}

The last time we made chimichurri, we stirred a bit into some hummus to confirm our hunch that this combo would be delicious. If you don’t have any chimichurri on hand, here’s a hummus recipe that goes from the top down. This bean dip is full of fresh flavors and tastes terrific. It was especially good with Terra Blue Potato Chips. Continue reading

Stuffed Zucchini

Stuffed Zucchini {The Reluctant Hippie}

This is an excellent stand-alone vegetarian entree, and the presentation is fancy enough to be served to company. If you aren’t in the mood to scoop out the zucchini, you can chop the entire zucchini and double the rest of the ingredients, then throw it all in a casserole dish and sprinkle with parmesan. Zucchini Casserole. Blam-o. Continue reading