Tag Archives: Legumes

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

Slow Cooker Refried Beans

I know beans are good for me.  I really do!  But as a recovering picky eater (thank you to Real Mom Nutrition for that phrase!), they are on my list of foods I am still working on.  It’s the texture, really, which is why I love lentil soup and garbanzo burgers, and am totally happyRead More

Simple Falafel

Simple Falafel

Falafel is not something I grew up eating, but at some point a few years back, hubby must have decided to order some and I discovered how delicious it is.  I have had it a few times since, but it never occurred to me to make it at home.  That is, until I signed theRead More

Edamame Hummus and Spiced Pita Chips

Edamame Hummus and Spiced Pita Chips

I love to entertain, but at some point I got into a rut where every time I had people over and needed snacks and/or appetizers, hummus with veggies and pita chips from a bag appeared on the table.  Yummy, but boring.  So a couple of years ago when I volunteered to bring munchies to aRead More

Lentil Salad with Grapes

Lentil Salad with Grapes

A few weeks ago I made Avocado Lentil Salad, and promised another favorite Lentil Salad recipe.  Well, I finally had a chance to make it last night!  This recipe is adapted from Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network and is delicious.  The two recipes are very similar – both have grape tomatoes, pistachios, andRead More

Garbanzo Burgers

Garbanzo Burgers

Here we go with another recipe from my Weelicious list!  While I often have a hard time eating whole beans because of the texture, once they are mashed up or pureed I am happy to indulge.  Which makes these Garbanzo Burgers a great way to add more legumes to my diet.  I first made thisRead More

Avocado Lentil Salad

Avocado Lentil Salad

As I’ve already mentioned, I really like Michael Pollan’s philosophy on food and eating, and have been trying to make changes in my life to “eat food, not too much, mostly plants.”  The “eat food” part I’m in good shape with, as you can probably tell by my blog!  But “not too much”, well, that’sRead More

Tacos!

Tacos!

I love tacos.  As a kid, I was so excited when my mom told me it was taco night.  I remember the taco shells nested together in the oven, the little bowls of shredded cheese and salsa, and of course the yummy taco meat.  As delicious as this meal was, it was made using theRead More

Lentil Soup

Lentil Soup

Something that makes me very happy is having a freezer stocked with home cooked, ready to go meals.  I actually have a dream about having a walk-in freezer one day that’s full of things I’ve made!  Well, maybe not a walk-in, but a freezer bigger than the apartment-sized one I have now :).  Some foodsRead More

Chili

Chili

In addition to hosting a birthday brunch for the munchkin last weekend, my in-laws were staying with us for the weekend.  We got a babysitter and went out after the baby’s bedtime Friday night, but Saturday night we decided to stay in.  My goal was to find something that everyone liked but could be madeRead More