Black Bean and Avocado Salad from Dinner: A Love Story

After enjoying the blog Dinner: A Love Story for a while, I broke down and bought her cookbook of the same name. Dinner: A Love Story: It all begins at the family table (affiliate link from Amazon) is part memoir and part recipes.  The book is divided into three main sections, based on the different […]

Red Lentils with Ginger

I was thrilled to find  some red lentils in our local Sprouts grocery store. The store is a bit out of my way but I try to pop in when I’m over that way to see what looks good. The other night I used some of the frozen curry base I made a little while […]

Caribbean Red Bean and Pork Stew

I saw some pork stew meat on sale yesterday and decided to make some sort of stew that night.  I found this Caribbean stew with red beans and pork in my Joy of Cooking: 75th Anniversary Edition – 2006.  I had everything else I needed, including a green pepper I picked from a pepper plant […]

Huevos Rancheros with Ranchero Sauce

I cooked up some Ranchero Sauce, roughly following a recipe in The Well-Filled Tortilla Cookbook.  It was wonderful to go pick the tomatoes and chilies for this! It would go well on all kinds of things but was absolutely delicious on the eggs. I also stirred some into the black beans. 1-2 jalapeno’s or other […]

Eating Local: Senate Bean Soup Recipe

I’m really trying to eat local these days. I like organic but will take local over organic.  It’s tough to do a week’s shopping at the Farmer’s Market though and I really don’t feel like shopping on Saturday morning. Many years’ habit of shopping on Sundays to overcome. I tend to plan the menus, if […]