Back in February I met a local Virginia author named Marietta McCarty. I was invited by a friend to an event she was doing for her new book called “The Philosopher’s Table: How to Start Your Philosophy Dinner Club – Monthly Conversation, Music, and Recipes.” Marietta is a philosopher, professor, author, and so much more. […]Read More.
This Cinco de Mayo inspired recipe is a simple combination of two of our favorite recipes; the black bean recipe from our taco bites, then the perfect brown rice. Black beans and rice is one of my favorite things in the whole world. I grew up in Florida and was lucky enough to have had superior […]Read More.
Day 3 of cleaning up Pinterest is number 18 on the list from the Buzz Feed article 20 Recipes that Won Pinterest in 2013. This double decker taco recipes looks delicious. They use wonton wrappers, canned refried beans and a packet of taco seasoning. I made my own refried black beans, and also used the […]Read More.
I think I’m having a love affair with chicken thighs. Okay, that’s going a little overboard, but they are my new obsession. I have always been a chicken breast only kind of girl. But, chicken thighs offer great flavor without adding much more by way of fat. Plus, my local grocery store has had […]Read More.
Do you watch Saturday Night Live? I love it. I’ve had an obsession since high school. I will admit, I no longer stay up that late, but I do religiously catch it the next day on Hulu or DVR. The point of the SNL reference is this; do you remember the segment on The Weekend […]Read More.
Growing up in Florida, I had so many friends who were Cuban. I ate A LOT of Cuban food made by loving Abuelas. Foods like, Arroz con pollo, platinos, black beans and rice, and Ropa Vieja. I am so in love with Cuban food and culture. When Mario Specialty Foods asked us to help them […]Read More.
The last few years my family has started out the new year by eating black eyed peas. I found these beautiful yellow eyed peas at the farm market. The owner says they are in the same family but have a smoother taste and greater depth of flavor. They are considered an heirloom bean. You may know that black eyed peas are often served on New Year’s Day because its thought they bring good luck. However, yellow eyed peas are thought to bring not just luck, but luck in the form of GOLD. So, I am going with it! ‘Cause I could really use some gold right about now!Read More.
For this slow cooker recipe Sara and I did a twist on eggs Florentine. We used the My Clean Kitchen breakfast sausage recipe, added some eggs, spinach and feta cheese to make this perfect clean eating breakfast casserole. Since it cooks while you sleep, this dish would be great to make when you know you will have a busy morning. It would also be the perfect holiday breakfast since it requires absolutely no cooking in the morning!Read More.
This year I opted to make turkey chili. For one reason, because it is easy. I just dumped a bunch of stuff in the slow cooker and went back to watching movies on the couch. Another reason I made chili is I knew it would freeze well. It turned out to be exactly what I wanted. The leftover turkey worked perfectly. The chili powder and cayenne gave it just the right amount of heat without being overpowering. It was warm and satisfying and exactly what I wanted on this cold day. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!Read More.
I have to admit that it surprised me how easy it was to make homemade applesauce in the slow cooker. It took almost no effort on my part and the result was delicious. All I did was core, peel and cut my apples into cubes. I put them in the slow cooker with a little honey and cinnamon and walked away. And behold…8 hours later…applesauce! The honey brought out the natural sweetness of the honey and the hint of cinnamon brought the whole thing together nicely.Read More.