February is Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. In fact, 1 in 4 deaths each year are caused by heart disease. Although you may find this alarming, there is some good news! Heart disease can often be prevented. It's all about making healthy… Continue reading Heart Health Month // Mexistrone Soup
Tag: Black Beans
Cooking With Wheat // Wheat Berry Salad
Wheat is an important part of any emergency food supply. Did you know that it can be a part of your regular meals, too? In fact, experts suggest that you rotate through your emergency food supply, rather than just keeping it on the shelf. When you are buying wheat, you'll notice a few different varieties. Hard… Continue reading Cooking With Wheat // Wheat Berry Salad
Cooking With Dry Beans // Black Bean Tacos
Using dry beans is a great way to stretch your food budget, and get loads of nutrition. They are inexpensive, have a long shelf life, and they are nutrient dense. If that's not enough to convince you to add them to your diet, they're delicious and easy to prepare, too! You might feel a bit… Continue reading Cooking With Dry Beans // Black Bean Tacos
That’s Souper! // Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup
January has been named National Soup Month. Cold temperatures and a warm bowl of soup are the perfect combination. Making a healthy soup is quick and easy. Follow these Create a Soup steps to come up with your own recipe to meet your family's needs. One of my favorite soup recipes is quick and spicy,… Continue reading That’s Souper! // Quick and Spicy Tomato Soup
Not Just for Carving! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin
Pumpkins, pumpkins everywhere. The classic fall vegetable is in full abundance. But what exactly do you do with pumpkins besides carve them? The options are as bountiful as a pumpkin harvest! Check out these Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkins. Many of these recipes call for pumpkin puree. Making your own is really easy! Preheat… Continue reading Not Just for Carving! // Top Ten Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin
Happy Hunting! // Ideas For Leftover Eggs
Easter weekend is upon us. Do you ever ask yourself, what will I ever do with all these leftover eggs? I found myself asking this question just this morning, as I dyed eggs with my kids. It seems such a waste to not use them up. In preparation for the leftovers, I dug up some of my… Continue reading Happy Hunting! // Ideas For Leftover Eggs
Make Food Exciting Again // Waffle Recipes
Do you ever get tired of eating the same old foods? With a simple twist, food can become exciting again! Try adding a waffle iron to your kitchen appliance arsenal. You'll never believe all the ways you can use it. Check out these five fun ways to use waffles: 1. Waffle Tacos - I think it is… Continue reading Make Food Exciting Again // Waffle Recipes
National Lasagna Day // Favorite Recipes
Friday, August 29, 2016 is National Lasagna Day. Mark you calendar and celebrate! The right lasagna recipe can make for a delicious and nutritious meal. Here are a five ways to boost the nutrition of any lasagna recipe: Use Whole-Wheat Noodles - MyPlate recommends you make half your grains whole grains. Using whole-wheat noodles in your… Continue reading National Lasagna Day // Favorite Recipes
Let’s Create! // Huevos Rancheros Tacos
I think it is safe to say that tacos are high on my list of favorite foods. Today was my first time trying Huevos Rancheros Tacos. I can now add them to my list of favorite tacos! With whole grain, healthy protein, healthy fat, and veggies they are an easy to make, nutritious, and tasty… Continue reading Let’s Create! // Huevos Rancheros Tacos
Did You Say Beans? // Black Bean Brownies and More!
You might have heard about using applesauce or yogurt in baked goods to reduce the amount of fat, but have you ever heard of using dry beans? Beans are know as a super food, packed with many nutrients. Legumes, like dry beans, are high in fiber, low in fat, and a good source of many other… Continue reading Did You Say Beans? // Black Bean Brownies and More!
You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew
Do you know the difference between a yam and a sweet potato? It is quite possible that you have never actually tasted a yam. Yams are mostly grown in the Caribbean and not often sold in the U.S. Instead, we have different varieties of sweet potatoes with flesh ranging from orange to white, and even purple. When the… Continue reading You Say Yam, I Say Sweet Potato // Black Bean and Sweet Potato Stew
Slow It Down // Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner and More!
Do you ever wish you could slow it all down? Life seems to get busier and busier by the minute, as we try to meet the demands of work, school, children, and many other responsibilities. You can use a slow cooker to reduce time spent in the kitchen preparing meals. Quick preparation and slow cooking… Continue reading Slow It Down // Slow Cooker Roast Beef Dinner and More!
Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?
Did you see our Weekly Menu Plan blog post last month? It talks about the steps you take to plan your dinner menu for the week using your local grocery store ads. If you missed it, or just need a review, click here. Then come on back and see what I'm planning this week! Remember that… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s On Your List?
Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
One of the best ways to save money on your grocery bill is to utilize current grocery store ads. Start by comparing ads from different grocery stores in your area, making a list of sale items. Next, take an inventory of your pantry, refrigerator and freezer and make a list of what you already have on… Continue reading Weekly Menu Plan // What’s on Your List?
Cooking in Season // Limes
Limes, though small in size, pack a large flavorful punch! They are tart with just a hint of sweetness and an essential part of many types of cuisines around the word. They can replace lemons in almost any recipe and are a great staple to have in your kitchen. Have you ever heard a sailor… Continue reading Cooking in Season // Limes