Spicy, Garlicky, Greens and Potato Soup

***Update on this recipe:  We ended up having so much of this soup leftover that after two days of eating it, I was ready for something else.  Either the soup needed to go (NOOOOOO) or it was time to transform it!  So, it went from the container it was in, into the Vitamix!  HELLO HEAVEN! […]

Brocolli Curry Soup

Today we had a VERY LONG day of painting and getting the entire upstairs ready for new carpet tomorrow.  Well, it acutually has been a work in progress but this weekend we really hit it hard and I’m paying for it right now. I am so sore and tired that I can hardly remember my […]

Indian Lentil Curry

This is by far one of the best meals we have had in a long time.  The flavors are out of this world.  Be careful though, it’s a little spicy for some palates! Indian 3 Lentil Curry Serves 6 2 carrots, chopped 1 medium onion, chopped 1 lg. jalapeno pepper, deseeded, sliced and chopped into […]

Shepherd’s Pie

So I made this the other day and while it tasted ok and we ate it all in the matter of a couple of days, Jim and I both realized that we are pretty much over using  plant based meats in substitution of regular meats.  I think our taste buds would much prefer beans and […]

Brussels Sprouts with Coconut, Mustard and Ginger Sauce

I came across a recipe for Brussels Sprouts that called for canned coconut milk and knew I had to make it.  The only thing was, I also knew my taste buds were craving mustard because, well, my favorite recipe for Brussels Sprouts has a mustard glaze sauce on them but I had leftover coconut milk […]

Cowboy Caviar…

So this comes a week late but I guess it’s better late than never.  I made this last week for Super Bowl Sunday along with some other goodies that unfortunately I didn’t take any pictures of because, well, it was eaten as quickly as I could pull it out of the oven.  I am referring […]

Pizza, Pizza, Pizza…

Last week we were on a major pizza kick!  The first part of the week we made pizza with Trader Joe’s pizza sauce that we had left over in the freezer.  However, the following night we wanted pizza again and we were out of pizza sauce.  I went online and found so many recipes for […]

Asian Salad…

Today I was at a big box store and saw a pre-packaged Asian salad.  I was about to buy it and then looked at the ingredients and realized I already had EVERYTHING at home!  The packaged one also had added sugar and oils in it which I don’t necessarily need.  So, I moved on knowing […]

Carnita’s and Sweet Potatoes

Today we worked all day on the upstairs, cleaning things up and adding a new wall to make a “hallway”.  Fun stuff!  This evening while Jim was working upstairs on things that I couldn’t help with, I was busy paying bills.  We are trying to stick to our food budget and after taking a closer […]

Banana Oatmeal Balls…

Banana Oatmeal Balls Makes 12 Balls Preheat the oven to 350 degrees 2 very ripe banana’s 1 cup Oats 1 tsp. Vanilla 2 Tbsp. Peanut Butter 1 TBSP cocoa (can omit if you don’t want a chocolate flavor) 6 tsp. low fat shredded coconut Mix the banana’s in a small to medium size bowl, add […]