DIY Greenhouses – Recyle Old Material for Plants

DIY greenhouse ideas

There are all sorts of ways that you can recycle old household materials to make DIY Greenhouses.  Extend your growing season with one of these creative ideas. I’ve been trying to get my husband to build me a greenhouse in our back yard for years, but it seems that this is one project that just…

Date Bars with Maple Syrup – Hearty Sweet Treat

Date bars with maple syrup

I love recipes that take me back to my childhood.  This is even more important to me now that my mother has passed away.  Anything that reminds me of her is a precious recipe.  These date bars are a recipe that she often made when I was a little girl. Benefits of using Dates Dates…

Twice Baked Potatoes – A Healthier Version

Twice Baked Potatoes

One of my family’s favorite side dishes are twice baked potatoes. But the normal version is full of fat, cream, butter and calories. This healthier version uses a healthy spread and veggie cheese but is still full of flavor. Slimmed Down Twice Baked Potatoes The recipe is simple.  Just bake your potatoes first, scoop out the…

Vegetarian Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms

stuffed portabella mushrooms

I love portobello mushrooms in just about any dish. They are hearty and filling and just delicious. This recipe for Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms has been slimmed down to save calories without sacrificing any of the delicious taste. Slimmed Down Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms They are easy to make and use A Go Veggie Parmesan and Monterrey…

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies – Vegetarian/Vegan

vegan peanut butter cookie

The combination of chocolate and peanut butter is one of my most favorite sweet treats.  These Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies have a crunchy outer layer of chocolate (cocoa) with a filling of smooth peanut butter.   I always warm these cookies just before eating to get that straight from the oven taste. They are delicious with…

Vegan Lasagna With Eggplant and Mushrooms

vegan lasagne

This Vegan Lasagna is full of flavor and heart healthy vegetables without all of the fat and cholesterol that a normal lasagna contains.  And at only 300 calories per serving, it is also easy on the waist line. Healthy and Delicious Vegan Lasagna The recipe is not a quick and easy one. Plan on a…

Welcome to the Gardening Cook

Cottage garden bed with birdbath

Welcome!    Many people talk about gardening on the weekends and cooking during the week.  But for me, gardening and cooking are both week LONG projects.  I could dig in the dirt all day long every day if I had the opportunity.  I am the Gardening Cook. The Gardening Cook Welcomes you I especially love to…