Fruity Three Grain Salad

Fruity Three Grain Salad

For the past two weeks hubby and I have gone from eating meat and dairy almost every day to eating it once a week. Boy let me tell you it hasn’t been easy. The meat hasn’t been that difficult to give up but eggs and dairy has been a whole difficult story. I never realized […]

Brown Sugar Glazed Butternut Squash for Two

Brown Sugar Glazed Butternut Squash for Two

When it comes to butternut squash, I like to keep it simple. I wasn’t even sure I liked this type of squash until a couple of years ago and since then I’ve gone through several different recipes. I always knew it had potential but I couldn’t find a recipe that knocked my socks off. After […]

Smoky Mac and Cheese

Smoky Mac and Cheese

Sometimes I feel bad that most of our meals revolve around my favorite dishes more often than my husbands. Luckily my hubby is very flexible about food and we have very similar tastes. However there are a few dishes where our tastes diverge. Macaroni and cheese is one of them. It’s one of my husband’s childhood comfort foods […]

How to cook perfect brown rice every time.

How to cook perfect brown rice every time.

  Rice has always been a staple in my home. I grew up eating Minute Rice for breakfast with sausage and eggs and for dinner with salisbury steak and gravy. Sometimes we ate it with butter, sugar, and milk as a cereal. It wasn’t until I was an adult that realized how many types of […]

Whole Wheat Couscous and Tomato Salad

Whole Wheat Couscous and Tomato Salad

Pearl couscous is one of my favorite pasta substitutes. There’s a restaurant here in Nashville that has a delicious side of couscous mixed with olive oil, herbs, and vegetables. I’ve wanted to replicate it but pearl couscous has been relatively hard to find.  After years of looking, I’ve finally found a reasonably priced source of pearl couscous – Whole Foods. Bob’s Red […]

Southern Fried Cabbage

Southern Fried Cabbage

Am I the only person that grew up eating cooked to death stewed cabbage? It was one of those things I refused to eat because it smelled bad and the mushy texture didn’t work for me. A couple of years ago, I was talking to someone about cabbage and they started telling me how much they loved […]

Soul Food Sunday – Spicy Collard Greens with Tomatoes

Soul Food Sunday – Spicy Collard Greens with Tomatoes

What pops into your mind when you hear the words “soul food”? My mind conjures up visions of my favorite dinner growing up: fried pork chops with fried potatoes on the side and peach cobbler for dessert. It generates feelings of love, security, and nostalgia but notice the double use of the word “fried”.  Soul food has some seriously negative connotations – unhealthy, […]

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