Crock Pot Meals : Navy Bean Soup with Ham and Rosemary

Navy Bean Soup with Ham and Rosemary

Spring wet and cold weather returned with a vengeance this week, after a good tease of 85 degree temps. A hearty soup with chunks of tender meat was sounding really good. Rummaging through my pantry I found 1 cup of dry organic navy beans leftover from the 5 pound bag I bought last fall. With those as my starting point, … Read More

Crock Pot Meals : Garbanzo Bean Curry with Vegetables

Garbanzo Bean Curry with Vegetables

Monday mornings roll around rather quickly.  I have fresh inspiration to start the week anew, eating healthy and convenient.  Fresh and clean eating starts with being prepared.  For us to enjoy nourishing meals throughout the week, it starts on Sunday.  Well, back up a minute…on Saturday, with vegetable shopping.  For convenience sake, I do a lot of prep on the … Read More

Crockpot Meals : Vegetable Beef Stew with Burdock

Vegetable Beef Stew with Burdock

We took a little vacay celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary.  Thirty Eight years of God’s grace and faithfulness with a wonderful man – but who knew that these two ex-hippies would have made it. Our self destruct momentum was interceded by the One who loves us more than anything.  We are grateful for the work He continues to do in … Read More

Slow Cooker South of the Border Black Bean Soup with Guacamole

Black Bean Soup with Guacamole

On Sunday I cooked up a large pot of black beans to have on hand. At that point, several ideas were rolling around in my head as to what to do with them. Monday morning came around and it was back to work we go, so I assembled this soup in my slow cooker and set it on go…or low. This is … Read More

Freshly Stacked Tostado’s with Crockpot Creamy Pinto’s

Freshly Stacked Tostado’s

A palette of simple ingredients along with vibrant fresh produce, including a fresh pot of pinto’s and another of brown rice = a very affordable, extravagant meal. It was mid-week and I’m looking around my kitchen as to what to fix for dinner the following night. Extra people at the table mid week calls for some planning ahead for the … Read More

Savory Stewed Root Vegetables in a Sesame Sauce

Stewed Root Vegetables

Eating seasonally and local at this time of year, means saying good-bye to the summer’s crisp lettuces, beans and summer squash and hello to the beautiful and tasty variety of winter squash and root vegetables. In mid September we cut back our collards and kale to stubby stems so they can grow back tender and sweet for fall menu’s. I’m … Read More