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...]

Cucumber love… Cucumber Salsa & Gazpacho Recipes

Cucumber Salsa & Gazpacho Recipes I blogged earlier about our home garden experience so far. I think we've done fairly well, with the small exception of our dearly departed tomato plants (I think it finally got too hot for them). We are experiencing a nice large crop from our cucumbers and have found a couple of cucumber recipes (which I will share below) that aren't so bad! In fact, we actually LOVE the cucumber salsa! My husband came … [Read more...]

Fresh from the garden… and some questions!

Jason and I decided to plant a garden this year. We have developed a great appreciation for vegetables and we were hoping for a bountiful harvest! We wanted to start small though, so we planted cucumbers (my absolute favorite!), tomatoes, green peppers and pumpkins (mainly for fun, but hopefully for Halloween!).  Our tomatoes have grown nice big green tomatoes, but they just weren't ripening. Not a single red tomato to date (well, maybe 2-3 … [Read more...]