Our Thanksgiving dinner, like most Americans, consists of a buffet that includes too many heavy dishes. And on Thanksgiving Day, I allow myself to indulge… However, I try to make up for that indulgence by using the leftovers to create healthier and lower calorie meals. I will make quite a bit of turkey soup and [...]
So black-eyed peas…they’re kinda plain. It’s like they’re crying out for help! Crying out for zest and zip!!! And what better ingredients to help than mustard greens and some zesty jalapeno diced tomatoes! You’d never have known these were black eyed peas in this dish! Let me show you how it’s made. Serve it over [...]
The perfect fall breakfast for anyone who loves cream of rice cereal. Or for anyone needing an inexpensive gluten free breakfast option.
So I grabbed some green chilies a few weeks ago when I was stocking up (and going over-budget, sigh!)…and I had plans to make a green chile chicken in the slow cooker…but decided to pound out the chicken and roll it around the green chilies instead. I paired this with brown rice, corn kernels and [...]
I dug some tilapia fillets out of the freezer. I bounced out to the garden to pick some fresh parsley from the garden, thinking I was going to do the same old Lemon-Dill Tilapia thing (that’s my fall back for when I’m feeling uninspired)…but of course, I opened the fridge to grab the lemon juice…and [...]
Thought I’d replace the traditional beef in Stuffed Green Peppers with some black and red kidney beans instead. And I’m glad I did! The “filling” is so delicious and fresh…and it be great rolled up in a tortilla for lunch. (That’s what I’ll be having for lunch tomorrow.) Ingredients 1 cup brown rice ($.40) 1 [...]
I made these the other night…I made an extra trip to the store to get the ingredients needed for this morning’s news segment…and spotted some $.99 whole mushrooms. I see them often for $.99 in the mark down basket in the produce section. I found more this morning…sliced this time. I don’t typically buy extra [...]
(Sorry about the funny photos this week…I posted them from our desktop and it does weird things to them?!) Here’s what I love about this recipe. You can make a ton of the “filling” and use it so many different ways! The recipe for the filling that I will post below will easily stretch into [...]