Category: Vegetarian


Beans n Rice; Rice n Beans

Jen and I have become recent fans of Dave Ramsey, and one of his popular expressions is going on a “beans n rice; rice n beans grocery budget.” This is a great way to save about $10 a week on the grocery budget, or even more, weekly, once you’ve stocked the ingredients. Jen sort of […]


Black Bean Dip

I’m a big fan of black bean dip, but it’s somewhat expensive at $3.99 a jar considering a can of black beans costs about $.60. It’s also very fast and simple to make it homemade, so why not save a few bucks and eat better quality too? Not much in the way of process except […]

Beef, Vegetarian

Football Night Nachos

I’ve been doing a guest recipe post every Thursday night for a few weeks now, but tonight is a little different, a little special. You see, I’m a native Packers fan (not of Green Bay, but of Wisconsin), so I wanted to do something a little different with dinner tonight. I’ll resume Guest Recipes next […]


Pasta e Fagioli

We have been on a quest to eat healthier (more on that in a future post) and this is a perfect dish to suit our new dietary requirements. First of all, it turned out being a sort of soup, and I wasn’t quite expecting that. I was expecting more of a vegetable medley / stew […]

Baking, Sausage, Vegetarian

Saturday is Pizza Day!

Pizza has once again become a weekly staple in our house. You see, we had stopped eating it for a time because there are simply no good places to get a good pie around these parts. We have the main pizza chains in the area, but I would hardly characterize what they deliver as food. […]


Beans with Mushrooms

Another new favorite from this vegetarian kick that I’ve been on. I’m finding some good recipes so far that are substantial meals, not the commonly misconceived leaves of lettuce that lead to malnourishment and ultimate weakness.Nah, this is good stuff, and if you’re not paying attention you don’t even notice the lack of meat. What’s […]


Broccoli and Ricotta Cannelloni

I’m not a vegetarian. I don’t think I ever will be, but for health reasons I have decided to try to find some decent non-meat recipes I could add to the weekly meal rotation. It’s really sort of an awakening for me and also a big step where diet is concerned. It dawned on me […]


Mediterranean Barley Salad

If barley salad could be classified as decadent then here it is. One could consider this a healthy dish, but with barley, navy beans, pepperoni and olives as the key ingredients it’s on the higher end of calories and fat. On the bright side it is very filling and makes a great small meal or […]