This is my favorite chili recipe. There is something about black beans that seems irresistible to me. Made in a Crock-Pot device, this recipe is simple to assemble and requires no stirring or other supervision. The addition of wine gives is a subtle “reduction” profile that adds depth without overpowering the beefiness of the dish. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Dreaming of making an easy, tasty, super satisfying beef stew that takes only minutes to prep? I have been making this recipe for a decade. And each time I make it I wonder why I don’t make it more often. It is such a great dish! From time-to-time, I change things up, such as […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s another week of meal planning with Blue Apron meals. My family and I are enjoying these dishes and I look forward to making them, even if their preparation takes more than 30 minutes (or even 45 minutes). The cooking hour is my “happy hour.” Therefore, I don’t mind spending the time it takes to […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Are you a foodie? Want to try a meal delivery plan but are not sure if it will fit your weight loss or weight management goals? I have been exploring the Blue Apron service for a couple of months now. It has taken trial and error, but I am now able to fit the […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every once in a while I crave something sweet, crunchy, silky, and peanut buttery. Variations of this recipe has been passed down to me at retreats, meetings, and parties. Something is constant in all the variations: the dates. Dates are very sweet, naturally. They form the base of many clean eating desserts because when […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I love Christmas. And I also love beets and sugar snap peas. I was lucky to find a recipe combining those two ingredients in a way that makes my heart sing. The original incorporated more oil and white sugar. I switched the sugar to a more natural, Paleo friendly coconut palm sugar. To improve […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Every once in a while, we splurge on carbs. For it to feel like we are eating a balanced meal, it must have some protein and fibrous vegetables. I like to keep the dressing light and simply seasoned. This pasta dish fits the bill. The original recipe called for minced anchovy fillets. Although I […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Growing up in Puerto Rico, I thought everyone knew of acerolas–i.e, a caribbean cherry. The fruit is tart and juicy at its peak, and is quite abundant in the island. It is not uncommon for it to grow in the backyard, just as we grew papayas and bananas. Recently I found out that acerolas are categorized as a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Meal planning each week is a habit for me now. After a year of thoroughly thinking ahead, I find myself on autopilot, creating the same meals over and over. Not surprisingly, as time goes on I notice a direct relationship between an increase of repeated meals (aka boring menu) and a decrease or halt in […]Continue Reading... No Comments.