FOOD

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

Beans, Beans, the Magical Fruit

Beans, beans the magical fruit… Actually, they’re not a fruit, they’re a legume, but who cares? They taste good. You could buy beans for a buck or two a can, but they’d taste like the aluminum they’re canned in. You can do better. Make these fresh! Quick soak method:...

THE BEST WAFFLES

THE BEST WAFFLES

Waffles are an easy-prep, easy-freeze rock star breakfasts. Whether you’re working two jobs and need food or just don’t want cereal, waffles are for you.

WHAT TO DO WITH ALL THAT ZUCCHINI

Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? There is–if you’re in zucchini season. Zucchini is one of the world’s least appreciated foods, which is unfortunate. It's nearly impossible to kill zucchini, and if the world ended, there'd be only one food left on the...

MY DAILY BREAD

MY DAILY BREAD

Ratio-Based Bread Baking We bake our bread at home daily.  My friends say “If I had your time…”  I don’t have any more time than any other working mom who does a million extra things.  What I do have is a secret recipe and a process.  I make the bread dough at night,...

TOO MUCH EGGPLANT? MAKE BABA GANOUSH

Baba Ganoush–The Healthy Dip End of summer is eggplant overdose, because I always over plant and I forget I don't eat a lot of eggplant. Eggplant parm is tasty, freezes well--and is a epic pain to make. Baba ganoush is easy, healthy, and I could eat it by the vat. Use...

PANTRY RAID: EAT FOR NEARLY FREE

PANTRY RAID: EAT FOR NEARLY FREE

Why I decided to skip grocery shopping for weeks… Years ago, when finances were not so good, I got a large, unexpected bill. It happens. We have the regular bills--mortgage, car, dog food, etc... Then, there's the second category of bills--the ones we're trying to...

FREE KOMBUCHA: DIY GUIDE TO MAKING THIS DELICIOUS PROBIOTIC

FREE KOMBUCHA: DIY GUIDE TO MAKING THIS DELICIOUS PROBIOTIC

How I discovered kombucha I was at the grocery store and they had a tasting. Delicious. Until then, I made fun of my California friends and their kombucha but I ever I tasted it. I had to apologize. But now that I, too, loved kombucha, there was a bigger problem--the...