Liz Wertz

Liz lives with her husband, two kids and black lab in downtown Indianapolis. After a professional hiatus, she’s now learning how to navigate her new norm of a working mom in the finance world. Liz enjoys growing vegetables, yoga, going out to eat, being sarcastic, cooking, aimlessly scrolling TikTok (@frenchfryliz) and reality tv.
baked pasta

Baked Pasta with Tofu Ricotta {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

Pasta can be a quick and easy meal for those busy evenings. And chances are, your family will love it. Because, it's pasta! This Baked Pasta with Tofu Ricotta is the perfect recipe to...
croissant French toast

Croissant French Toast {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

If you're on the hunt for the perfect (I'm talking quick, easy and delicious) brunch idea, look no further! Using croissants as the bread takes this french toast to the next level. This recipe...
meatless meatloaf

Meatless Meatloaf {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

Raise your hand if you never ate meatloaf as a child. (That's me...slowly raises hand.) I know, crazy, right? Because meatloaf was foreign to me, I always was mesmerized by it when I'd go...
vegan brownies

Sneaky Vegan Brownies {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

I'm about to let you in on a little secret that will blow your mind. Are you ready? Black beans plus brownie mix equals absolutely DELICIOUS! Okay, just hear me out. I know it...
vegan quiche

Vegan Quiche {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

If you've read my recipes before, you know our family eats vegetarian 95% of the time. But, a few weeks ago, my husband decided he'd try making my life a little harder by committing...
vegan mushroom udon

Creamy Vegan Mushroom Udon {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

There are two things that I am currently obsessed with: mushrooms and Tiffy Cooks on TikTok. Mushrooms have become quite the staple in our (mostly) vegetarian household because of their rich, umami flavors. One...
One Pot Baked Lemon Garlic Pasta

One Pot Baked Lemon Garlic Pasta {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

There's nothing I like better than a One Pot Recipe. They're perfect for those super busy weeknights. You know, the ones where you've worked all day, come home to a house full of hangry...
broccoli cheddar soup

Broccoli Cheddar Soup with Lentils {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

For many Fall means Pumpkin Spice Latte season, but to be honest, I'm in the small minority that think PSLs are gross. To me, Fall means SOUP SEASON! I frickin' love soup. Noodle soups,...
oatmeal banana chocolate chip cookies

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Cookies {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

Normally my youngest is a huge banana monster, he literally could eat them until he gets sick. But recently, he decided he loathes bananas. As the 6lbs of banana I got at Costco started...

Meet Our Indianapolis Moms: Liz Wertz

Hiii there! I'm Liz, and I've been an Indianapolis Moms contributor since 2018. I've never considered myself a "writer" but applied when I felt lost and needed an outlet to help me process my...

Baked Parmesan Tilapia {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

My husband and I both work full-time now, which means our kids are at daycare and PreK/AYS all. day. long. This is a new adjustment for our family! By the time everybody is home...
Asian Noodle Salad

Asian Noodle Salad {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

I have been seriously slacking in the "healthy eating" department lately. Now that I'm going back to work, I'm making it a priority to meal prep for my lunches so I don't fall into...
one pot mediterranean pasta

One Pot Mediterranean Pasta {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

For the first time in almost a decade, I’m re-entering the workforce full-time. This new change is bringing up a slurry of emotions. I’m proud that I scored this gig as an unlicensed newby,...
Banana Chocolate Snickers

Frozen Banana Chocolate Bar {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

Move over Baked Feta Pasta, the newest TikTok food trend is the Frozen Banana Chocolate Bar. This sweet, and somewhat healthy, treat is perfect for a hot summer day! To make things even simpler,...
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