Mommy… What is Ham made of?

Our family has been cooped up for what seems like forever. Yesterday the sun was shining and singing to us “come outside”… so we started brainstorming. Our local Play Place isn’t the best for little ones and we were sure it would be swamped. We were on snow day #3… enough said. I had been out the day previously to grab some groceries. The roads weren’t perfect, but considering we just suffered went through a blizzard they were pretty good! We … [Read more...]

What’s for Dinner? Vegetable & Potato Soup Recipe (Vegetarian)

We have made this soup as written (it’s fabulous that way!) and altered so that Kaytlin and I can easily have some while on Nutrisystem. I will post as written and then note our modifications. Vegetable and Potato Soup Recipe Ingredients Perfect for cold, dreary nights or as a nourishing antidote to rich holiday foods. 4 cups cubed potatoes (do not peel) 1½ cups coarsely chopped carrots 1 cup coarsely chopped celery ½ cup string … [Read more...]

Save a Little Green : Make it Yourself! Chili Seasoning Recipe

In an effort to save a little money and to actually “know” what ingredients I am putting in my family's food… we have switched from pre-packaged chili seasoning mix to this recipe. Make some ahead of time and store in an air-tight jar! Chili Seasoning Mix 4 teaspoons – 2 Tbsp chili powder 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 1 tablespoon dried minced onion 1 tablespoon dried, minced garlic 2 teaspoons white sugar 2 … [Read more...]

What’s for Dinner? Black Bean Vegetable Soup Recipe (Vegetarian/Vegan)

On cold days like this we crave a warm bowl of soup and fresh made bread. Here is a recipe I found and am making for dinner tonight! Black Bean Vegetable Soup Ingredients 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 onion, chopped 2 clove garlic, minced 2 carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery2 teaspoons chili powder 2 teaspoon ground cumin 2 1/2 cups vegetable stock 3 (15 ounce) cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 (8.75 ounce) can whole kernel … [Read more...]

Save Some Green While Going Green : Homemade Laundry Soap

Laundry… Not the most popular subject in the world, but it’s a necessity in life. ******************* My curiosity has been peaked quite some time when it comes to homemade laundry soap. Up until recently I had been a hard core super couponer and I never really felt the need to look into it further. Combining coupons and sales I was able to fill my laundry shelf with multiple jugs of detergent for pennies on the dollar. My last score was … [Read more...]

Cream of Broccoli Soup (Vegetarian) Recipe

With it being super cold outside lately our thoughts have been turning to warm soups. Here is one that is repeatedly requested around here and is super easy/quick to make!   Serves 6   Ingredients   2 tablespoons butter   1 onion, chopped   1 stalk celery, chopped   3 cups broth (we used vegetable)   8 cups broccoli florets   3 tablespoons butter (can be avoided)   3 … [Read more...]

Healthy Pumpkin Chip Muffins

Healthy Pumpkin Chip Muffins recipe I just love fall… the crisp air, the colorful leaves, the smell of fire pits burning in the evening, and all things pumpkin! Yummm… pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin pie, and now pumpkin muffins! While we are away frolicking at the pumpkin patch, I thought I’d leave you with an “oh so yummmmmmmmmmmmy” recipe I found on Where is the Me in Mommy yesterday. Print 4.7 from 3 reviews Healthy Pumpkin … [Read more...]

Veggie Lovers vs. Meat Lovers… feeding the family

When is comes to feeding your family, how to do you balance nutrition and taste?  I don't mean how the food tastes, I mean... a personal preference for certain foods. Here is my dilemma. Two of our six family members are strict vegetarians. One of them is toying with the idea of becoming vegan. I don't eat much meat, but I will. I'd say 90% of my diet is vegetarian. I am actually pretty grossed out by a lot of meat and would rather not deal … [Read more...]

Vegetarian: Black Bean & Mango Tostadas

Here is another family favorite. Enjoy! Print Vegetarian: Black Bean & Mango Tostadas Author: Heather Serves: 4 Prep time:  5 mins Cook time:  10 mins Total time:  15 mins Ingredients 1 15-oz. can black beans, drained and rinsed 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 scallions, white and light green parts, finely chopped ½ teaspoon chili powder ¾ teaspoon salt 4 8-inch flour tortillas 6 ounces … [Read more...]

Black Bean Burgers Recipe

Black Bean Burgers Recipe As some of you may know, our family has decided to start eating more healthy. This includes eating a lot more fruits and vegetables, eating a lot less high fructose corn syrup, avoiding white starches and for two of the family members, avoiding meat! Yes, my husband and oldest are vegetarians. Myself? I still occasionally eat meat, but for the most part... nah. This has challenged me to find new recipes that are, most … [Read more...]