White beans and Quinoa – Warm up on a cold winter day

  When there is snow on the ground, I like to dream that I am walking on clouds I love experimenting with different beans and spices to create unique tasting items at a low to moderate cost.  Too often beans are made fun of because they are a low-cost item and/or because of the aftermath […]

Oil Free Lentil Soup | Stew

In March of 2015, I tossed oil from my diet.  (Not fat but oil.) Over the years, I read many articles and books on the subject of consuming oil (even ‘healthy’ oil) but ignored them and still used various oils in my diet.  e.g. Cold Pressed Virgin Olive Oil, Cold Pressed Safflower Oil for cooking, […]

White Beans Bob’s Red Mill Review

A few months ago, I decided to try white beans and determine if they have a different taste than any other bean.  Wow!  I was surprised how different these beans tasted compared to black beans.  The first time I cooked them, I used my normal method of soaking overnight in water and squirt of Bragg’s […]

Healthy black bean breakfast burrito

Pappy, what are you making today? My eldest granddaughter was asking about my newest experiment in the kitchen. As a child I observed my parents cooking and experimenting in the kitchen. My mom always made up recipes. A little of this and a little of that to make some of this. Although she had a […]

Veggie Nut Delight aka – Vegan Veggie Burger Recipe

Veggie Nut Delight aka – Vegan Veggie Burger Do you long for a great tasting vegan veggie burger but only find store bought versions tasting like cardboard or filled with junk that you wouldn’t feed to a lab rat?  I am not sure about you but I never was a fan of those fake tofu […]

4 tips for eating out healthy without feeling like the odd duck

Happy Valentine’s Day Help me!  I am going out tonight but I want to stick to my healthy lifestyle without being the odd duck out!  I want to eat out but healthy too! Eating out Healthy can be a problem if you are not prepared. Plan Ahead Yes, planning ahead is critical to your health […]

Veggie Delight – vegetable drink blender recipes

Veggie Delight – Filled with Vitamins, Minerals, and 7 grams of protein – vegetable drink blender recipes Dispelling the myths of healthy eating with a great tasting low cost recipe. {Keep in mind that this article is not diagnosing but supplying readily available information and you should consult your health professional for advice.}  When transitioning to […]

Truth in advertising

Truth in advertising Take time to read the ingredients, ask questions, and research the food you eat. {Marshmallows – Zero Fat – Really?} I am a big advocate of reading food labels (truth in advertising) and avoid packaged items as much as possible which is why it is difficult to ‘eat out’ {but that discussion […]

Blendtec vs Vitamix

Blendtec vs Vitamix {This is an update to a post I wrote immediately after purchasing the Blendtec at Costco in Cranberry Twp., PA.} You can purchase the Vitamix here via Amazon affiliate. Vitamix 1782 TurboBlend, 2 Speed You can purchase the Blendtec here via Amazon affiliate Blendtec TB-621-20 Total Blender, Black I get this question […]