Mujadara

Something hit me and I just had to make this today. Super simple but oh-so-flavorful. We ate it with a dollop of chutney on top. Oh yes. I think this originated as a Lebanese street food? Wouldn’t it be nice if our “fast food” was so tasty and good for you?? Cover lentils with water […]

Cinco de Mayo

Who doesn’t love Cinco de Mayo?? Give me an excuse to eat Mexican food, and I’ll take it. Some of the prep work included salsa and black bean pico de gallo. Print Black Bean Pico de Gallo Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 2   Ingredients ½ avocado diced ½ cup black beans 2-3 TB minced red onion […]

BBQ Beans

We love bbq. Smoky, sweet, spicy goodness. What’s not to like?? Dizzle’s recent trip toward our bbq roots brought back the urge to recreate a tasty traditional bbq side, hopefully good enough to stand on its own. (Success :)) We served it with sweet potato fries. Print BBQ Beans Author: Next Good Meal Serves: 4   Ingredients […]

Veg Burgers

Success!! I made several adjustments to a previous attempt in order to create a veg burger that is oh-so-tasty AND isn’t dry and crumbly. I prefer to eat these without a bun, topped with tomatoes and/or avocado with a side of baked fries. Print Veg Burgers Serves: 8   Ingredients 1 onion diced 4 garlic cloves […]

Dry Beans vs. Cans

Ok, I’ve done the math and it astounds me. It does depend on the type and brand of beans, so of course my observation is based on my own preferences. I’ll use white beans as a reference because that’s what I have soaking currently. (I started with 1/2 cup dry beans.) Dry = ~$0.08 per […]

Dry Beans

I’m trying to get better about using dry beans rather than cans. I started with 1 cup each of the dried great northern and black beans. Soaking overnight yielded 2 cups. (Final cooking results in more than 3 cups of beans, which is way more than a can.) I chose to store them uncooked in […]