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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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Lemon Scallops with Black Beans and Polenta

Just a few ingredients and you can pull together an inexpensive meal that looks like it cost more.  Purchase your scallops when on sale and freeze.  I found a great deal at Trader Joes on a 16 oz bag of Wild Caught New England Jumbo Scallops for less than $10.  Polenta costs less than $3 […]

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Mexican Vegetable Frittata -Gluten & Casein Free

I love the one pot/pan meals, it makes clean up fast and easy.  I also love frittatas because you can add in whatever you have on hand.  Keep this in mind as you create your frittata from this recipe.  If I use an ingredient that you don’t have or don’t like, change it up with […]

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Mom’s Chili Recipe

My mom is a great cook. I learned so much from her. She can open a refrigerator and where most people would see a bunch of different food items she sees meals. This is a gift I am happy to say she passed along to me. I just can’t understand when my family opens the […]

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Macadamia Nut Crusted Tilapia with Vegetables & Quinoa

Opening the refrigerator 1 hour before dinner, I worked on using things I had leftover from previous meals.  The macadamia nut breading mixture and the quinoa were waiting in the refrigerator.  When I am putting together dinner I know what my protein will be, but sometimes not really how I will prepare it or what […]

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Turkey Fajitas and Beans with Homemade Tortillas

Today I spent the day watching the festivities just down the road from Washington, D.C. What a grand day for our country to watch the peaceful transfer of power and to its first African American President.  There is a strong feeling of hope in our country again.  I can’t wait to see what is born […]

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Gluten Free Pasta Fagioli

This is one of my favorite dishes from when I was a kid.  My mother would make it and the aroma would fill the house.  She would put a nice ham bone with some meat on it in a pot of tomatoes and onions to simmer all day.  Sorry Mom, tonight I made mine in […]

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Mexican Soup

Ingredients: 1 large diced onion ½ red pepper diced 1 pablano pepper diced ½-1 cup corn 1 can organic pinto beans 1 7oz can fire roasted diced tomatoes 1 TB Cumin 1 tsp Expote 1 TB Cilantro 1 tsp Aleppo chili powder 2 TB Ancho chili powder 1-2 whole casabella peppers Penzey’s 1 clove Garlic […]

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Chili-The Easy Way

Ingredients: 2 pounds Ground beef or a chuck roast (put meat in first for roast) Can always use ground turkey, ostrich or buffalo. 1 large Onion diced 15 oz can Diced fire roasted tomatoes (I like Muir Glen) 15 oz can crushed tomatoes 4 TB Cumin 4 TB Chili powder (can use pre-mixed, ancho, Aleppo, […]

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Refried Beans- 8 Variations

1 bag dried organic pinto beans 9 cups of filtered water for soaking 4 cups Stock- vegetable or chicken 1 onion diced 2 cloves of garlic diced Ancho chili pepper (use your favorite chili powder) or a whole Cascabel dried pepper from Penzey’s 11,000 heat units (remove before serving) 2 tsp Ground Cumin 1 tsp […]

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