Food Thoughts: Changes

I’ve been thinking lately about change. Specifically how our family has changed our food choices so much over the past few years. About 5 years ago I did not cook. I worked more than full time and our meals were dine out, take out or heated up. Once in a great while I might […]

Spicy Pickled Carrots

One of our favorite Lacto-Fermented Vegetables is Spicy Carrots.

These come from a recipe listed in the comments section of this post on GNOWFGLINS (comment #2 from Alyss). I’ve made them several times using the comment as a guide (but leaving out the jalapeno) and they have always been a hit with my family.


Pinto Beans: Menu Week of February 20

We are having a snow day. It started snowing last night and continues. We might get up to 8 inches. And the wind is blowing a little bit. Earlier the weather said that with the wind blowing and the low temp that it feels like it is 19 below. Joe took care of the […]

Beef and Bean Enchilada Casserole

We enjoyed a delicious Enchilada Casserole last night. I think one of the things that made it so good was the Enchilada Sauce. I found a recipe last week to make the sauce out of chicken stock. I love any way to be able to add a good broth to a meal and this really […]

Red Beans: Menu Week of February 13

Is it really the middle of February already? This winter seems to be going very fast. With thoughts of Spring, I’m working on my garden plans. My plans are not as ambitious as last year. We are told that we should expect grasshoppers again. Last year they totally wiped out the garden and the […]

Food for a Road Trip/Camping Trip

I’m going to interrupt my normal talk about beans and my menu planning to share something else I’m excited about.

VACATION! Granted, vacation is still several months away but I’m already in full planning mode. I have to admit that I enjoy the planning part of things (does that surprise anyone that I’m a […]

Black Beans: Menu Week of February 6

Week 6 of my 13 Week Rotating Menu Plan. I am really enjoying using this menu plan. It did take me some work to get the plan in place and I am still tweaking things a bit but it is so nice to open up the menu plan on Saturday night or Sunday morning […]