Tag Archives : Beans


Chunky Salsa Taco Salad and my As Seen on TV Confessions 8

I have a confession that is very embarrassing. I’m an “as seen on TV” junkie. I’ve tried: On a scale of 1-10 (10 being the best) here is how I would rank some the ones I’ve tried. Music Bullet 10 – a small speaker that you can recharge and is perfect to plug into your smart phone […]

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Thanksgiving Bean Burgers

Newly vegan and don’t know what to make this Thanksgiving? Try my Vegan Thanksgiving Bean Burger 12

Going into a holiday as a new vegetarian or vegan can be very disconcerting. Especially when your family believes you have lost your mind. (Insert eye roll here.) NOW what are we going to feed her? I’m sure she will be over all this nonsense in a month. Sigh Little did they know it would […]


Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie 4

So last Wednesday night I picked my daughter up, got home and had to make dinner. My hubby was still at work and I did not feel like cooking. I walked to my pantry. Nothing. Walked to my fridge. Nothing.  Opened the freezer.  Pie crusts!  Ok so what could I make with pie crust that […]

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes

Sneaky Open-Faced Sloppy Joes – Vegan with Rice and Beans

What is so sneaky about a Sloppy Joe?  If you’re trying to get your kids to eat more fiber and veggies then this is the perfect way to sneak them into a dish.  I used red kidney beans and red cabbage that is full of fiber and antioxidants.  Cabbage has wonderful anti-inflammatory benefits and aids in cancer […]


Calming Kale, Carrot, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup 7

I am convinced that most of what is thrown at us in life is to teach us something – to teach us an appreciation for what is to come. Why does this happen? Because if it came easily then we wouldn’t really appreciate it when we got to our destination. Every experience, the struggles, the unknown, and the anticipation, are part of the […]

Kale, Carrot, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup

One-Pot, Cheesy Fajita Pasta with Red Beans, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms

I love cooking, but the cleaning part is not my forte.  I say it’s overrated! Time for more hearty, one-pot meals, like this one. Comforting pasta, hearty red beans and a cheesy sauce – perfect for tonight’s dinner.   One-Pot, Cheesy Fajita Pasta with Red Beans, Peppers, Onions and Mushrooms   Classic fajita veggies, carrots, […]


Easy Mexican Tortilla Bake with Mila (NO Pre-cooking, Vegan and Gluten Free!) 1

  Friday night was my second wine and Mila soirée. We laughed, we talked nutrition, we drank and we ate dishes made with Mila. All is quiet after work – waiting for my friends to arrive!   What is Mila? (Those of you that follow me regularly already know but for those of you that […]


Vegetable Stirfry with Rice and Beans and my thoughts after reading the book The Age of Miracles, by Karen Thompson Walker

I just finished the book, The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.  “On a seemingly ordinary Saturday in a California suburb, Julia and her family awake to discover, along with the rest of the world, that the rotation of the earth has suddenly begun to slow. The days and nights grow longer and longer, gravity […]


Tropical Black Bean Burgers with Cucumber, Mint, Mango and Peach Salsa

  Tropical Salsa with Cucumber, Fresh Mint, Peach and Mango   Summer here is all about quick and easy – especially since last week I was really sick.  My doctor said I caught it before it turned into full blown pneumonia.  Goodness knows that one thing I can’t seem to do is slow down, so […]


Macro Acorn Squash Bowl with Mila, Massaged Kale and Tahini Sauce

One of the best things in life is meeting new people and experiencing new things.  Last Saturday was one of the most fun and memorable.  My friend Gregg, who has been supplying me the wines for the Wine Down Wednesday posts, and his wife Kerry (I hope that is the correct spelling!) had us over for dinner.   A dinner party turned […]