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Moong Dal (Mung Lentils-an Indian Dish)

Hey friends! I hope the New Year is treating you all well! I know a lot of people out there are trying to save some cash after the holidays and are looking for ways to eat healthy on a budget. Welcome to Moong Dal. The cost breakdown for this recipe is only $1.10 per serving! …

Sautéed Squid (Calamari) with Vegetables-inspired by Slovenian Cuisine

I’ve been back stateside for a year now, and I truly miss Slovenia and all the traveling we got to do while living there. So it’s no surprise that I couldn’t wait to get cooking when I saw this month’s Recipe Redux theme. A Vacation-Inspired Recipe – Start unpacking your favorite vacation memories. Think about …

Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole

Hey friends! How is summer treating everyone? I hope you’re enjoying days full of sunshine, hiking, biking, climbing, canoeing, kayaking, and more! Real Food Real Deals Need a cheap quick recipe so you can spend your days out it the sun? Annemarie’s your gal. The inspiration for this Mexican Beef and Rice Casserole came from the …

Rice and Eggs

Weekday mornings are B-U-S-Y! Who has time to make a healthy breakfast these days? Good thing my favorite breakfast only takes 5 minutes to make. Rice and Eggs is not only simple to make, but it is much healthier than eating sugar packed cereal, pop tarts, or a nutri-grain bar in the morning. It keeps …

Vegetable Stuffed Bell Peppers {Recipe ReDux}

Hey friends!! It’s that time of year again…late summertime when so many gardens are overflowing! I don’t have a garden this year, but when I’ve had gardens before I always have too much zucchini and peppers to know what to do with. Here’s a fun idea-make these vegetable stuffed bell peppers with that garden, farmer’s market, or …

15 Minute Simple Tomato Sauce

Did you know that our sense of smell is our most primitive sense? When we breathe in from our nose, information about the environment around us goes directly to our brain. Scents can bring memories back quicker and more vividly than any other sense we have. No wonder why the aroma of a long simmered tomato sauce …

Homemade Spelt Flour Tortillas

Did you know all-purpose white flour is… 1. Stripped. The bran and germ are mechanically removed, which also removes necessary vitamins and minerals and most of the nutritional content. 2. Then it’s “enriched” to replace some of the vitamins and minerals that were stripped away. 3. And then it’s BLEACHED (in the US, but not in …

Grilled Beef Sandwich: The Best Way to Use Leftover Beef

Leftovers. Definition: Food in the back of your fridge in some sort of tupperware container that you are never ever going to eat and are going to eventually throw out three weeks later. Instead of eating the exact same thing day after day, turn your leftovers into an entirely different meal altogether. It’s so easy …

Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal

“An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. Yeah, yeah…we’ve all heard it a thousand times. But the thing is apples are healthy AND delicious. And they make fall comfort food so easy. I love fall. There is just something about the cooler weather and the changing colors and feeling the crunch of the leaves …

Slovenian Beef Goulash (Goveji Golaž)

“Getting stationed in Ljubljana is like ‘overseas light’” (words from a wise Embassy spouse I’ve had the privilege of getting to know). And it’s true. It’s very easy to live in Ljubljana. Just check out this post I wrote about life here: 10 Things You’ll Learn on a Trip to Ljubljana that are different in …