Quinoa and Black Bean Burritos with “Guac De Gallo” – $5 Dinner Challenge


I have been on a bit of a quinoa kick lately.  Making it way more often than rice! (I guess that's what happens when you buy 8 lbs. of the stuff!) Cinnamon Walnut Quinoa, plus a Curried Chicken Quinoa that I'll be making this week and a Spicy Southwest Quinoa that I've got on the calendar to share soon! And now... A "new and improved" rice and beans burrito!  Using … [Read more...]

Sausage Jambalaya with Salad – Guest Post

I love cooking from scratch when I can, but there are some days when quick and easy is a must. Zatarain's jambalaya mix is delicious right out of the box, and when it goes on sale I stock up for this quick and frugal meal. Pair it with a green salad for a perfect dinner! Sausage Jambalaya with Salad Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 5 minutes Cooking Time - 15 … [Read more...]

Sweet Asian Chicken Salad Sandwiches


I love chicken salad on the sweeter side. Perhaps with some fruit like grapes, apples or my favorite, pineapple.  I've had a small can of mandarin oranges glaring at my from the cupboard...as if it says, what are you going to do with me? Put you into an Asian chicken salad, of course! Sweet Asian Chicken Salad Sandwiches Yield - 4 servings Preparation Time - 10 … [Read more...]

Beef and Zucchini Tacos


Your basic taco...with a little added green!  Simply throw in some diced zucchini with the beef and you've got Beef and Zucchini Tacos!  We had LOTS of ground beef mixture leftover, so I'll plan to use it on Friday night...I recently came across a VERY INTERESTING vegetable that I'd never heard of before.  And I can't wait to share this concoction with you on Friday! {I … [Read more...]