FrankenSmoothies {The Reluctant Hippie}

We’ve tried green smoothies multiple times, and the kids would never give them a fair shake because of the appearance. It’s impossible to incorporate greens into smoothies without turning them green, or grey at the very least.

When I saw the green pudding cups with Frankenstein’s monster drawn on the outside, I thought that maybe I could sneak in green smoothies under the guise of spookiness in October. Continue reading


Mexican Hot Chocolate Popsicles

Mexican Hot Chocolate Popsicles  -{The Reluctant Hippie}

A little change from the original frozen fudge pops recipe. Add a few spices for a completely different experience. The heat from the spicy pepper is cooled by the frozen sweetness of the fudge pop. Continue reading

Beef Stew

Beef Stew - The Reluctant Hippie

I love fall. For so many reasons Рthe colors, the cooler temperatures, the football, and the food. Time to move back into slow-cooked dishes, soups, casseroles, and hearty stews. I love this recipe because it stretches a pound of beef into a huge, filling meal. A bunch of  vegetables and grains simmer alongside the beef in a flavorful tomato gravy. So very delicious . . .

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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