Boston Baked Beans

A Classic New England Comfort Dish Made Simple Growing up boston baked beans were a staple snack in my house.  This summer as I was trying to figure out how to get my kids to eat more beans(All the healthiest, longest lived populations eat lots of beans and they have...

Basic Beans

Pinto beans are widely used in traditional Mexican dishes. This basic recipe is simple and delicious served with cornbread (recipe here) or corn tortillas. It also serves as the “base” for other dishes. You can heat and mash them for Frijoles Refritos...

Spring Wheat Berry Salad

This simple but satisfying salad is made with fresh spring peas, mint and lemon. The marinated feta and toasted pine nuts add tangy and earthy flavors. For an additional kick I topped the salad with ground Sumac. If you’ve never used Sumac give it a try. It has...

Popcorn with drizzled dark chocolate

Popcorn is good for you. Avoid the ubiquitous bad toppings and you have a nutritious, delicious, whole grain snack that is high in fiber and low in fat and calories. Why not snack guilt free and indulge in delicious toppings like herbs, spices, garlic powder,...