I’ve seen fava beans, but never knew what to do with them. While shopping at Mariano’s last week, they had a food demonstration that included grilling fava beans. So, I bought a small bag of them and decided to try it for myself at home.« Continue »
We were hoping Mother Nature would hear us talking about “burgers”, and give us the opportunity to grill. I don’t know where the miscommunication took place, but she sent snow flurries instead. Seriously?« Continue »
I have officially made my first throw-caution-to-the-wind-and-make-it-up-on-my-own soup!! And guess what? It was darn tasty! I’m so proud.« Continue »
One of our KISS dinners this week was definitely a random combination that turned out to be quite tasty!« Continue »
They are sneaky because they are unexpectedly healthy.
Because they have more protein and fiber than their less-healthy counterparts.
Because they are so easy to make, that even I could do it!
Oh, and, they are made with beans. See? Sneaky!« Continue »
I really like chili. Especially as the temperatures begin to drop and the leaves are changing here in the Chicagoland area.
It’s the perfect soul-warming food that can be full of good-for-you ingredients. In fact, I usually change the ingredients based upon what I have available.« Continue »
I was craving a comfort meal that would come together in a minimal amount of time. This took 45 minutes, start to finish. Not bad. And with the weather turning cooler, it totally hit the spot!!!
After being out and about for most of the weekend, Bob and I were ready for a lighter home-cooked meal. This turned out to be an easy and rather tasty dinner!
One of my favorite hummus products is Trader Joe’s Chipotle Hummus.
At my local grocery store, I stumbled upon this:
There are millions of recipes floating around for black bean burgers. I’ve tried a bunch, and usually just pick one that calls for ingredients I already have on hand.
As I mentioned before, I wanted to make some black bean burgers this week. They were inspired by a recipe found in the cookbook, Peas and Thank You, by one of my favorite bloggers. I made some changes based upon what I had available (no tahini), ingredients that needed to be used (quinoa flour instead of oat flour), and for the sake of a little experimentation (decided to go gluten-free with the entire recipe, so used tamari).
I keep reading warnings about BPA from the lining of cans. Unfortunately, products that advertise “BPA-free” tend to be pretty expensive. Therefore, I’ve been moving towards using canned goods less frequently. For example, I used to buy canned beans on almost a weekly basis. Now, I buy the dried organic beans in bulk, and prepare them myself.