Cooking Tip 101: Taste your food! Last Sunday I made this Simple Slow Cooker Chili to have for lunches throughout the week. I wasn't feeling particularly hungry while making it so I didn't bother to taste it. BIG MISTAKE. Ty ended up eating the chili before I did so I asked him how it tasted. "Well.... It doesn't really taste like chili." DOH! I instantly remembered that I didn't add ANY spices, not even chili powder! Basically it was like meat sauce with beans added to … [Read more...]
Don't eat no wheat? This is for you.
I get lots of comments about the number of eggs I buy weekly. Typically, 1.5 or 2 dozen eggs make it into my cart to feed our household of two. People always want to know what we do with them all. And my answer 99% of the time is... hard boil them! What I love about eggs is that they are a quick and inexpensive source of protein. I can get a dozen eggs for $2.66 which comes out to just $.22 per egg. On Sundays, I always hard boil a dozen to have on hand for a … [Read more...]
On Sundays, I like to make up a big batch of something to eat for lunches throughout the week. Soups are always a great option. They're an even better choice when you can throw all the ingredients in a slow cooker and forget about it while you go about the rest of your day. This Slow Cooker Chicken & Salsa Soup is a super forgiving recipe. Chicken thighs, chicken breast; it doesn't matter! Hot salsa, mild salsa; you choose! Don't have carrots? Try celery! It's … [Read more...]
Apparently National Noodle Day is October 6th. So HAPPY NOODLE DAY! You should all celebrate by making this Veggie Packed Spaghetti Squash & Meat Ragu! Now I'm not opposed to eating pasta, but I am all for packing in as many vegetables into one meal as I possible. What better way to do that than to substitute your noodles with spaghetti squash?! At this moment, you may be asking, "Does it actually taste like spaghetti noodles?" and the answer is no. Anyone … [Read more...]
Fall is my absolute favorite season. The crispness in the air. The warmth of big heavy sweaters. The comfort of soups and stews. And of course, the deliciousness of anything pumpkin spice. Now maybe it's a bit cliche to love everything pumpkin spice, but I can't help but feel that the mark of fall is embodied in its smell and taste. The only thing I don't love about lots of pumpkin spice things are the additives and junk that are used to make them … [Read more...]