Growing up, my dad had a number of “world famous” dishes: his “world famous” ham bone soup, “world famous” sandwich, and, getting to my point, “world famous” skillet. He’s a dang good cook and can whip something up out of just a random group of […]
Ingredient: salt and pepper, to taste
One of the things I missed for the longest time after giving up processed foods was a good salad dressing, especially a creamy salad dressing (talkin’ to you, ranch dressing). I tried a couple of times mixing up olive oil and lemon juice and salt […]
While in Utah for Christmas, my husband’s cousin brought a bright and fresh quinoa salad to the family Christmas party. That spot of freshness in the midst of the heavy Christmas food was SO refreshing to me. It was like a bright spot in the middle of winter. I asked for the recipe and immediately started thinking of ways to make it better. I completely re-did the dressing, added some extra veggies and BAM! This is what I came up with. And DANG. It’s good.
I love a good recipe that has perfect amounts of fiber (beans, quinoa and veggies), protein (beans and quinoa), and fat (avocado and oil). One of the best things we have done with this recipe so far is making a big batch at the beginning of the week for lunch meal prep. It’s perfect for a healthy, but filling and well-balanced meal in the middle of the day.