On the 100th day of school, children are often asked to bring 100 of something to school. It is a fun math centered activity for little ones. This year, I was out of town on day 100, so my sister-in-law, Val was in charge of the selection. She chose 100 grains of forbidden rice, …click to continue Black Salad
Well, this one has been around the block a time or two. If you are from anywhere near Texas you have had this salad in a number of forms. There are two constants: Catalina dressing from a bottle and Fritos. God knows I love Fritos. Let us all take a moment to appreciate Fritos …click to continue Frito Salad…a fresh take on a classic
Quinoa is a wonderful little grain that is packed with protein and calcium. It is a great way to vary dishes that typically call for rice. This is a version of a salad that I sometimes eat with brown rice and black beans covered in pico de gallo or salsa. Easy, healthful, good. Here, …click to continue Quinoa and Black Bean Salad with Jicama Salsa
This is about as close as I get to a vegetarian dish. And if you have the notion that meatless meals will leave you hungering for more, think again. This casserole is dense and satisfying.
Cumin and cinnamon are very aromatic. A little bit goes a long way here and give the sweet potatoes …click to continue Sweet Potato and Black Bean Casserole with Tomatillo Cream Sauce