Vegetarian

Lovin’ Lentils

I am a seriously cheap, ad-watching, sale-hunting, clearance-rack scouring mom of four. My motto is “A penny saved is a BAD SALE!”. So, when I can find ground beef that is low in fat, high in fiber and protein, cholesterol free, grain-fed, easy to use, easy to store, and .80 […]

Parmesan-Kale Popcorn

PrintParmesan-Kale Popcorn IngredientsKale Chips (if baking for this recipe use less oil to make sure they are VERY dry) Finely Grated Parmesan Cheese Popcorn Butter (if desired) InstructionsPop enough popcorn to feed your family (I LOVE my air-popper) If using an unseasoned popcorn you may want to drizzle it with […]

Kale Chips

PrintKale Chips IngredientsKale Olive Oil Sea Salt InstructionsTear the kale into small pieces setting the thick ribs and stems aside. Lightly toss the kale with olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt to taste. Spread the kale pieces in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 300 for […]

The Anatomy of a Mango Salsa

It’s alluring… It could be savory, or sweet, but seems somewhat risky in comparison to whipping together a regular pico de gallo. It sounds very sophisticated, but you may be still intimidated.  We are here to help you untangle the anatomy of a mango salsa!

Mushroom Spaghetti Squash

From Dawn B VSC Everett WA   We are a meat loving family (my husband is ‘the meat man’ and works for a large meat distribution company – so we are blessed to be able to frequently indulge in meat) but this is one of our families favorite ways to […]

Tangy Orange Ketchup

One of the blessings I’ve gotten from participating with Bountiful Baskets is the ability to change my family’s opinion about food. In the three years that I’ve been participating and volunteering (and running my own site, and facilitating many other sites in my state), my family has stopped eating at […]

Food Swapping and Apple Cranberry Conserve

Have you ever participated in a food swap? This idea is something I first came across on the Bountiful Baskets Facebook Page. Someone had mentioned starting one up in Texas, and it got me a bit curious, so I started googling “Food Swap“. It turns out that food swapping is […]

Butternut Squash Soup

One of the many things I love about the cooler weather is the change in vegetables. I really love the earthiness from the root vegetables and winter squashes that are making their appearance in the market. One of my favorites is butternut squash. I think that may be because it […]

Pumpkin Soup

When fall rolls around, I start thinking about cooler weather and soup. Since I live in the desert southwest, though, soup weather generally doesn’t come around until the end of October. This year, though, we’ve had an abundance of rain and cooler weather, which, by the way, is making me […]

How to Roast a Pumpkin

Many people look at a pumpkin and think “Jack-O-Lantern”. That’s fine, especially if you’re crazy about Halloween. But when I look at a pumpkin, I think “Food!”, and when my son looks at a pumpkin, he thinks “PIE!!!”