Learn how to cook quinoa perfectly for your recipes, pilaf, burritos & salads – the water ratio is key. Makes a big batch in less than 15 minutes! Several years ago I bought a big bag of quinoa from Costco, thinking it would be a great alternative to rice and it would broaden our horizonsClick to Continue »
When I first started this blog, my husband told me he HATED beans. After he declared his hatred, I told him that if he wanted to keep our budget at $350/month, he’d have to learn to tolerate them. Somehow we found middle ground by adding them to recipes like minestrone soup and tortilla soup andClick to Continue »
My family LOVES this Instant Pot Spanish Rice recipe with beans or ground beef on Mexican night – the seasoning makes it taste so authentic – without Rotel! What do you make when you need to feed 15 people who are Paleo or Vegetarian or still sometimes cooking out of a box? And what doClick to Continue »
I almost hate to admit it, but I’ve grown to be pretty dependent on my Instant Pot. Case in point – last weekend my husband requested our favorite tortilla soup for dinner. That recipe requires TWO types of beans, of which I had ZERO cooked. I pulled out my Instant Pot, made garbanzo beans inClick to Continue »
I like to think that all of my recipes are pretty stinkin’ good, but every now and then I make something and REALLY hit it out of the park. Here’s how I know it’s awesome: I eat the whole thing, by myself. It happened with healthy peanut butter oatmeal cookies and with homemade cheez-it’s andClick to Continue »
After spending WAAAY to long cooking dinner back when we did the Whole30, I felt the need to get back to the basics. I shared our go-to recipe for roasted potatoes, and everyone LOVES them. What’s weird though (although I’m not complaining!!), is that they love this recipe for roasted broccoli just as much!
Real food doesn’t have to be complicated. Don’t get me wrong – it’s a joy to create elaborate dinner plans for my family… slow cooker carnitas simmering all day, freshly made corn tortillas, freshly diced tomatoes and onions and cilantro and lime wedges… THIS is what will make my family think about dinner all dayClick to Continue »
I was late to the Instant Pot party, but once I finally caved and bought one (this is the one I have), I now understand why everyone loves the Instant Pot so much! I dove in one January, learning as much as I could about the Instant Pot, including… what you should know BEFORE youClick to Continue »