Chicken and Cheese Enchilada Casserole

Tastes Better Than Regular Enchiladas With Less Calories Why a Casserole instead of regular Enchiladas? Aside being faster and cheaper (less tortillas) you cut down the calorie count by at least 500 calories for the entire dish (about 10 tortillas). Served with Spanish rice and refried beans takes it to the next level! Ingredients 1-9x13x2…

Layered Bean Dip: Vegetarian Recipe

My husband and I looked at each other in the kitchen the other night and sighed. It was ninety-some degrees with 100% humidity, and cooking was the last thing either of us wanted to do. Rummaging in the fridge and glancing at the avocadoes in the fruit bowl, I suggested, “How about bean dip?” He…

Guacamole Recipe: A Fresh Avocado Treat

This delicious fresh guacamole dip has never failed to impress when we bring it to a potluck or party. This simple, classic recipe takes the delicious buttery taste of avocados and gives them a spicy bite with garlic, onion, and salsa. A Word about Avocados Avocados are an excellent source of protein. They have a…

Eggplant Bharta with Peas Recipe

Eggplant Bharta (Baingan Ka Bharta) is one of my husband’s favorite ways to eat eggplant. The roasted flavor of the eggplant in this traditional Indian dish is kicked up a notch with the fire of Indian spices. It is quite easy to make at home; you don’t even have to sweat the eggplant because of…

Sweet Hot Pepper Cheese Dip Recipe: Perfect for Parties

This dip is so addictive we don’t get to take any home with us after a party. The rich cream cheese is sweet thanks to the sweet pepper relish, and the sweet and creamy taste is perfectly contrasted by the tang of the hot peppers and spice of the chili paste. Best of all, it…

Asian Roasted Peanut Noodles with Vegetables Recipe

My son and I had lunch at a friend’s house recently, and she served us some deliciously addictive peanut noodles. They were quite basic, though, only peanut sauce and Chinese wheat noodles, from a mix. I came home determined to find a way to make them with some protein and vegetables. The result was this…

Corn Tortilla Quesadilla Recipe: A Quick Meal

Sometimes the best recipes come from those nights when I realize that something is about to go bad if I don’t use it. This forces me to get creative with what I can find on hand. A while ago, I realized that the mushrooms, baby zucchinis, and corn tortillas that I’d used for various other…

Homemade Chicken Stock (Broth) Recipe

In my family’s ongoing quest to eat less and less processed foods and also to reduce our grocery bills, we have been striving to make more and more of our meals completely from scratch, using no pre-processed or preserved foods at all. I don’t eat meat, but my husband does, and he frequently finds himself…

Stuffed Apple Snack Recipe

Since my two-year-old son has been trying to eat everything in sight lately (I sense a growth spurt coming on!) I’ve been trying to figure out new and delicious options for healthy snacks to feed him. I vaguely remembered a snack that I used to make in Girl Scouts when I was little. It was…

How to Make Homemade Crackers

It is such an easy thing to pick up a box of crackers in the grocery store. They are there, they are not too expensive, and they are healthy snacks. Right? Reading through the ingredients list on a box of commercial crackers is a vocabulary lesson in itself. Understanding that the dairy ingredients listed is…