Kidney Beans


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 […]

Easy Vegan Sloppy Joes

Kale, Carrot, Sweet Potato and Bean Soup

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 […]


Wine Down Wednesday – Mixed Beans with Kale and Quinoa

Welcome back to Wine Down Wednesday where I will review a vegan dish paired with two different wines.  To pair wines with a meatless dish we must look at the spices and main flavors of the recipe. Bay, garlic, thyme and vinegar are the flavors we will pair with this casual […]


Southwest Tortilla Bake 1

This Southwest Tortilla Bake is one of our family’s standby recipes. Everyone loves it and it’s super simple to put together after a long day. Rich tomato sauce, flavorful, mild Southwest seasoning and hearty burger “meat” blend together for a hearty meal. With a severe case of writers block I […]


Pumpkin Chili Mole 1

Everyone knows what chili is right?  When you ask most folks what they put in theirs you typically hear beans, beef, tomatoes etc.  But how do you make a meatless chili that is also filling and flavorful enough to satisfy those die hard meat lovers?  By adding a few elements of mole […]