• How to Cook Dried Black Beans
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    How to Cook Dried Black Beans

    The short and sweet answer is – toss them in water and simmer until tender. Cooking dried black beans is really that simple. But there are a few things you can do to amp up the flavor of black beans…

  • A bowl with couscous, red peppers, & Boca's Chipotle Falafel Bites.
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    Chipotle Falafel Bowls

    While we’re not vegetarian or vegan, we are trying to eat more meat free meals. Lately we’ve started exploring the “fake meat” frozen section at the grocery store. Boca’s Chipotle Falafel Bites were intriguing to me. The mix of chickpeas…

  • Light and flavorful tacos make for an easy weeknight meal.
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    Black Bean & Sweet Potato Tacos with Lime Slaw

    I eat sweet potatoes because they’re good for me, not because I particularly enjoy them. When it comes to meal time I much prefer savory to sweet. However sweet potatoes pair perfectly with a little chipotle, some spicy beans, and…

  • Elevate your mac & cheese with these 6 variations.
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    Mac & Cheese – 6 Ways to Make it Epic

    I love a good mac & cheese. It’s one of those foods that even when it’s bad, it’s still pretty good. Legit I don’t know that I’ve ever met a bowl [or plate] of mac & cheese I didn’t like.…

  • Hashbrown casserole is tasty for breakfast or dinner.
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    Sausage & Hashbrown Casserole

    Breakfast sausage is a favorite comfort food of mine. Especially if it’s mixed in something. As a kid I would mix it into mac & cheese. This casserole is the ultimate comfort food: sausage, potatoes, & cheese. What more could…

  • gnocchi mixed with a tomato based meat sauce that's reminiscent of pizza
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    Pizza Gnocchi – A Delightful Change of Pace

    I don’t know about you, but I was unfamiliar with gnocchi until a year or two ago. I’m not sure where it’s been hiding. My love of carbs wholeheartedly approves of this potato-pasta crossover! If you haven’t had gnocchi [or…

  • Grocery staples like pasta, lentils, and beans can save you when you don't know what to make for dinner.
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    Grocery Staples You Should Have on Hand

    We’ve all been there, the dreaded “What are we having for dinner?” question. The deciding is usually the hardest part for me. I really wrote this post to help myself. Anyway, for whatever reason you don’t have a plan, or…

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    Spicy Curried Lentils with Roasted Cauliflower

    I’ve been ramping up my vegetarian recipe repertoire and lentils have been a recent favorite of mine. They’re cheap and quick to cook. Lentils are crazy high in fiber and are a good source of iron and protein. Oh and…

  • macaroni & cheese is easy from scratch
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    Crazy Simple Macaroni & Cheese from Scratch

    I ate a lot of macaroni & cheese growing up (and still do…). It was almost always from a blue box. I didn’t care. Sometimes instead I’d have the yellow box with its squeezy cheese. You can make mac &…