Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Mango-Black Bean Salsa – $5 Dinner Challenge


Years ago when we had our oldest on a gluten free diet, I quickly learned that the best way to do that diet on a budget is to avoid gluten all together. And bake sparingly, and from scratch. I learned to base our meals around sweet potatoes, potatoes and brown rice. Adding in brown rice pasta, as our budget allowed. At the moment, we have 1 kid off dairy and soy, another kid … [Read more...]

Roasted Garlic Chicken with Red Potatoes


Our house is now on the market. Which means I'm in "do-all-it-takes-to-keep-it-super-clean" mode. I'm coming up with as many shortcuts and time savers as I can to keep the house clean and picked up throughout the day. We've already had 2 showings...another one on the calendar for this weekend. In anticipation of this "someone could be coming to look any time," I've decided that … [Read more...]

Natural & Organic Deals For January

January is a great month for snagging deals on organic and natural foods due to the classic New Years Resolutions. Make sure to print off all the great coupons and stock up on the shelf stable organic goods! Deals on Amazon   Save up to 30% off Annie's Natural Snacks when you use the  use the Subscribe & Save option.   Save on Rolands … [Read more...]

Corn Chicken Chili


This meal is from the Costco Meal Plan #2. Here's another warm and cozy chili for you to enjoy this winter. A spin on my Chicken Posole. Enjoy! Corn Chicken Chili Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 15 minutes Cooking Time - 25 minutes Ingredients 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped, or about 1 cup chopped onion 2 garlic cloves, … [Read more...]