Liz Wertz

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.
Homemade Spaghettios

Homemade Spaghettios with Sneaky Veggies

Pasta is a staple in just about anyone's house! But Spaghettios are like a childhood treasure that we ate for lunch often while growing up. So I decided to add a twist on the...

Summer Ratatouille {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

My husband's favorite Disney movie is Ratatouille. Whenever he suggests that what we put on for family movie night, my 5 year old always exclaims: "Again?!?" and normally gives a very dramatic eye roll....
air fried tofu

Peanut Orange Air Fried Tofu {What’s Cooking Wednesday}

With my husband being a vegan, we eat a LOT of tofu and rice based dishes in our house. But, I have a confession to make. Majority of the time, I think tofu is...
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...