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Refried Beans with Dried Bean Guide

I love to have refried beans on hand.  You never know when a party will break out or the desire for a Mexican meal.  They go together well with so many proteins, vegetables and grains.  Your options are only limited to your imagination.  So imagine how you’ll use them! Ingredients: 1 bag dried organic pinto […]

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Roasted Whole Chicken with Dates & Caperberries

One of my favorite pastimes is searching through the internet for gluten free blogs that I’ve not found before.  Yesterday I was checking out Celiac Chick’s blog, great resources, and there was a video from Elana on gluten free chocolate chip cookies made with almond flour.  This got my attention.  Mention chocolate and I’m sure […]

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Buffalo & Beef Chili with Goats Eyes

It’s been cold and damp for the past few days so I was very happy that Chili was on my menu.  I’ve had this package of buffalo on my inventory list for some time just waiting to be used.  I had found it hiding at the bottom of my chest freezer when I had finally […]

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Refried Beans – 8 Variations

We love Mexican cooking around here so having refried bean on hand is a must.  I’ve always kept canned beans but working to get away from processed foods I’ve started making my own.  What a difference in taste!  There is no comparison to beans from a can to your homemade beans in your recipes.  Beans […]

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Jerk Chicken and Pork

You know the great thing about writing down your plans, they get changed.  This is the fun of living in the moment.  So instead of my seafood stir-fry yesterday I decided to drive myself insane.  While Scott was out delivering our company’s Next Level Leadership™ Group Coaching program (shameless plug) I was working in my […]

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A Year of Crockpotting on Good Morning America

This is a shout out to a rock star amongst us.  Stephanie, The Crockpot Lady, is going to be on national TV again!  In case you missed it she was already on the Rachael Ray Show last summer. Stephanie writes the really great A Year of Crockpotting blog.  In 2008 she used her crockpot every […]

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Pro Bowl Feast with Kalua Pork

Aloha!  Well this is a sad day around our house.  It’s the last football game of the season with the Pro Bowl in Hawaii.  No more football until August 6th.  Yes, I know the date of the Hall of Fame game next year.  Last year Scott and I were fortunate enough to attend the Pro […]

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Adopt a Gluten-Free Blogger Success Story

This month, as part of Book of Yum’s Healthy Resolution, they suggested that we adopt a gluten free blogger and create one of their healthy recipes.  Well I adopted Karina’s Kitchen and made her New Mexican Stew (my bowl shown).  I actually would love to adopt Karina and have her cook for me all the […]

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Extremely Easy Turkey Breast with Broccoli and Garnet Yams

Some days you just need easy.  Well this meal is very easy.   The yam and the broccoli I cooked in the microwave and seasoned with chipotle when served. The turkey breast is just adorable.  You can see the size compared to the yam.   I find these at my local Whole Foods.  If you can’t find […]

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Indian Spiced Turkey Legs with Lentils

I can thank my oldest son Andy for introducing me to Indian food.  He’s a vegetarian and has found the greatest number of vegetarian dishes he enjoys are Indian and he asked me to cook them for him.  He’s off at college now but I’m continuing on in learning to use different blends of spices […]

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