These loaded black bean burgers are packed with veggies, fiber, and southwestern flavor. They’re kid-friendly and freezer-friendly too!
These Pork and Peach Kabobs turned out to be a huge hit, and, even if peaches aren’t yet available where you live, this simple teriyaki glaze would be fabulous just on the pork or almost anything else you want to throw on the grill.
I am on yet another quest to replace mayonnaise in a classic recipe. As I’ve explained before, store bought mayo isn’t exactly real food (and making mayo from scratch isn’t exactly my cup of tea). Plus not everyone is a mayonnaise lover anyway, so just in time for your 4th of July BBQ, here is my (non-mayo) Southern Potato Salad recipe that is just as good as the original!
I recently got a beautiful new cookbook in the mail from fellow food blogger Jenny McGruther with Nourished Kitchen, and I am excited to share one of the recipes with you today! The first recipe I decided to make from this book was Potato and Spinach Soup with Jalapeño. This dish sounded awesome to me because the potatoes would make the dish fairly filling, all the veggies you would need for your meal are blended in, and uh, it calls for bacon. :)
Thanks to one of our sponsors, Nature’s Legacy, I recently discovered how much I like spelt! The spelt grain is part of the wheat family and available in both whole and white form (just like wheat). Spelt is more mild than wheat though and in my opinion, especially when it’s used in baked goods, the outcome is lighter and more cake like – yes, please! I first tried spelt flour in a whole grain pumpkin muffin recipe last year, and I am not going to lie…the texture is just divine, and this recipe still remains one of our favorites. And spelt products go beyond just flour, so be sure look for whole-spelt pasta as well and try some using the pasta recipe below. If you are new to cooking with spelt (like I was not too long ago!) here are some helpful facts…
This is a perfect dish for all of those fresh tomatoes and cobs of corn that are now in season. One word of caution though, freshly harvested corn does not have to be cooked long at all. I used to buy corn from the grocery store and boil it for 10 – 12 minutes, which seemed to be adequate. I totally ruined our first batch of local corn by overcooking it by a long shot. I only boiled the second batch for 3 minutes and it was still overdone! I guess the third time really is a charm because I finally decided to boil the corn for 1 short minute and it was perfect. So keep a close eye on that pot if you use fresh corn too. I also want to mention a little something about the beans in this recipe (or any recipe that calls for beans). I used to always buy canned beans and think nothing of it. Now that I am actually reading the ingredients I have realized the advantage of dried beans – no added salt! Isn’t it odd that a bag of dried beans has 0 mg of sodium, but a can of the very same beans would have hundreds of grams of sodium in it? I will be the first to tell you that it doesn’t always work out for me to remember to soak the beans the night before, so I like to have a back-up can on hand (since it is a whopping 99 cents extra) just in case I forget. I am happy to report though, I just learned that the Earth Fare brand of canned organic beans have incredibly low sodium (maybe only 15 mgs…but don’t quote me on that) so next time you are there stock up on […]