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Garbanzo Bean (Chick Pea) Salad

I splurged during many recent holiday celebrations.  I ate many foods that I typically avoid.  When I woke up this morning I was paying the price….I felt lousy.  “You are what you eat” came to mind.  I had been eating crap and that is exactly how I felt.  I knew that it was time to end my Read More

Kale Chips

Crispy Crunchy Kale Chips

I have been hearing so many positive health benefits of kale and have been looking for ways to add it to my families diet.  If you haven’t already heard here are some of the health benefits of kale.  Kale is low in calorie, high in fiber, and has zero fat.   One cup of kale has only Read More

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

I love refried beans.  I use them whenever I make tacos or quesadillas.  I also like them on a tortilla with cheese.  I decided it was time to make homemade refried beans. I looked over a ton of recipes, many called for lard or bacon grease, I really didn’t want to go that route.  I found one Read More

Roasted Asparagus w/ Balsamic Soy Sauce

Roasted Asparagus With Balsamic Soy Sauce

This is one of our families favorite vegetable side dishes.  This dish goes well with almost anything.  From feta stuffed peppers, fish, and grilled chicken.  If you have children the sauce makes this one a winner.  I have to keep an eye on Ava because I often catch her eating the sauce with a spoon! Read More

Summer Couscous

Summer Couscous

I had always hear about couscous but never eaten it and certainly had never cooked it.  I wasn’t even sure if couscous was a grain or pasta.  I can now tell you that couscous is a pasta and that I prefer the whole wheat variety.  I have found that couscous is very versatile.  It has Read More

Veggie Quinoa Pilaf

Veggie Quinoa Pilaf

I am in love with quinoa!  An awesome friend of mine introduced me to it, honestly I had never even heard of it before, I am now hooked.  I have eliminated processed foods from our home and have found that this veggie quinoa pilaf replaces the boxed seasoned rice that I used to make.  See Read More