Cowboy Charro Beans

I swear getting older sucks. Not that I'm concerned about being someone I was twenty years ago, but I don't want to relegate myself to giving up. I gained around fifteen pounds over the last year from a combination of stress, hormones and new medication. I'm not happy about it. Now that I am in [...]

Turkish Beans with Pickled Sweet Peppers

I am ALWAYS looking for new recipes. However, I love it even more if I discover a new way to obtain them. As you probably know by now, I love America's Test Kitchen. Since Christopher Kimball left the show a while back, I never really followed him. That is until now. If you never heard [...]

Middle Eastern Rice with Black Beans and Chickpeas

Another week working part time at home. I think without the technology we have today, it would be much harder to work at home. I use both Microsoft Teams and Slack to work on different projects. Both allow me to keep in touch with my colleagues easily. VPN technology has improved too. I don't need [...]

Firecracker Casserole

Ok.  Now most of you have made this type of recipe.  Ground beef with a couple of cans of condensed soup.  This is very convenient, especially for busy people.  I've made many myself when I was younger.  However, if you are watching your health, it can be a nutritional nightmare.  Condensed soup contains a lot [...]

A Chili Recipe with Plenty of Potassium

The two main types of ingredients that contain potassium are potatoes and beans. So what can you make with both? Chili of course. I have below a recipe for a two bean and sweet potato chili that has a whopping 511mg of potassium per serving. That helps you get to the amount you need for [...]

Adding Protein to a Recipe

There are lots of great recipes out there.  You can find them all over the Internet.  You probably also have a ton of cookbooks at home.  When you start eating healthier, does that mean your favorite recipes get thrown out?  Of course not!  As you begin to understand the amount of protein and other macros [...]