Give a Second Chance to Cottage Cheese

Have you eaten cottage cheese lately?  Most of you probably haven't.  It's outdated.  Your mother and grandmother's diet food.  You probably saw them eat it a long time ago and associated it with boring health food.  I'm here to tell you to give it a second chance.  Why?  Because it is actually inexpensive, great protein, [...]

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Squash and Lentil Pork Stew

As we here in the United States are influenced by the cultures that live near us, so does the rest of the world.  Here in Michigan we have Middle Eastern and Canadian influences.  Southwestern US has a lot of great influences from Mexico.  This recipe is from New Zealand with influences of Asia.  Nancy Heishman posted [...]

Mango and Lentil Chicken Tinga

Another Mexican-inspired dish for you today. According to Wikipedia, the dish originated from Puebla, Mexico. Regardless of where it started, it's a pretty good dish. Shredded chicken in a tomato and chipotle sauce. I found a great version from Better Homes and Garden where they made a mango version. I'm taking a step further and [...]

Cajun Cabbage – Your Level Best Style

I'm not sure what possessed me to do cabbage this week, but with a recipe called Contest-Winning Cajun Cabbage, I couldn't resist adapting it. This recipe came from Bobbie Soileu at Taste of Home. I would describe the original recipe as a Cajun style cabbage roll, deconstructed. I love a great take on cabbage rolls. [...]