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Bean Salad

Bean Salad

Bean salad is one of the few meals (er...side dishes) my mom made on a regular basis and we all loved!  This is a super simple recipe that is best served the next day.  Don't ask me why, it just is.  Promise. Without further ado, here's my mom's recipe/method for making Bean Salad! In a large bowl, mix together: 2…

14 Day Pantry Challenge Wrap Up

Alright.  It's over.  Let's look at what happened, what worked and what didn't.I started the 14 Day Pantry Challenge two weeks ago to challenge myself and my family to eat only what we had in our pantry, fridge and freezers for 2 weeks.  No grocery shopping.  No going out to eat.  Accomplishing this would not only help us to make some room…
The 14 Day Pantry Challenge

The 14 Day Pantry Challenge

So...What the heck is a 14 day pantry challenge?  Well, I've been reading a lot of blogs in my copious free time (huh?) and came across the March Pantry Challenge which was apparently inspired by this blog and this challenge.  The goal is to eat what you have in your pantry, fridge and freezer for a set period of time.  Some people do it to…
Homemade Tortillas – A Spoon for Every Bite

Homemade Tortillas – A Spoon for Every Bite

When I was a little girl, there was nothing I loved more than to go to the neighbors house at the crack of dawn and help her make fresh tortillas for the day.  She made tortillas every day because there were about 20 people living with her and her husband (teenagers and kiddos) and they were all quickly consumed before…
The only constant is change…

The only constant is change…

Ch-ch-changes!  How do you go from eating very little organic foods, eating out a lot, using paper towels and taking really long showers to being kinder to the earth and to yourself?  One step at a time.   However, change is not easy for me.  I am a creature of habit.  I like to have all my ducks in a row,…