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Quinoa Chili with Three Chiles

Enjoy a chili supper that’s full of flavor and a good dose of protein. This Quinoa Chili comes together quickly and easily for a super supper. This recipe was born out of a Pantry Challenge.  You see during a Pantry Challenge, I’m hyper-alert about leftovers and making them into something new instead of throwing them […]

Quinoa Salad to Make You Swoon

Want a Quinoa Salad that will make you swoon? This would be it. It’s one of my favorites to make for a hearty, protein-packed lunch. When I first met quinoa, I was a reluctant fan. I knew it was really nutritious, but the taste was a little bland. And then I learned some fun ways […]

Quinoa Vegetable Salad

This Quinoa Vegetable Salad is packed with protein and flavor and full of all the colors of the rainbow. It’s perfect for packing. I’ve been eating a lot of salads lately. When my kids were little, a big salad was my daily lunch. Over the years of penny pinching and such, I’ve gravitated toward eating […]

Easy Chicken Quinoa Bowl

This Easy Chicken Quinoa Bowl is simple, hearty, and packed with flavor as well as protein. It makes a perfect weeknight dinner or workaday lunch. My eldest became a college man this year. About three weeks before classes started, he secured an on-campus job and got into the routine of daily trips to campus. Even better, health […]

Quinoa Pilaf

I first heard about quinoa about ten years ago. I knew it was healthy. But, it sounded weird, so I didn’t mess with it. About a year ago I bought some because I knew it was healthy. But, it sounded weird, so I didn’t mess with it. Then, we had dinner with a very healthy, […]

February Grocery Spending

It can be helpful for your own grocery budget to see what others spend and what kind of tricks they use to save money. Here’s what we spend on groceries in January to feed our family of 8. Woohoo! The end of another month! I can’t believe how February treated us. Not only was it […]

Pantry Challenge 2019: Week 5 Update

There, we did it. We survived a monthlong pantry challenge. Here’s how the final stretch went down. Woo-ee! It has been A WEEK.  As you know, I started getting sick last week and it got bad. It’s still not better. At this writing, all eight of us have gotten the Plague of 2019.  1 – […]

Pantry Challenge 2019: Week 4 Update

The end is in sight! We just completed week 4 of our pantry challenge. Here’s how we’re doing as we close in on the final stretch. Pictured: Spaghetti Squash Jambalaya Whew, one week of rain followed by a week (or more?) of sickness. Add in a Pantry Challenge, and I’m ready to kick January to the […]