Hamburger Vegetable Soup (Instant Pot & Slow Cooker-Friendly)

Hamburger Vegetable Soup (Instant Pot & Slow Cooker-Friendly)

Reading Time: 5 min  Because we try to save the most money while eating as healthy as possible, my family doesn’t buy a lot of fancy cuts of meat. We try to eat local, grass-fed beef, and that’s expensive. As a result, we generally just keep ground beef […]

Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew)

Picadillo (Mexican Beef & Potato Stew)

Reading Time: 3 min    I used to think that making international food was unrealistic on my tight budget. We were struggling to simply put enough food on the table that tasted halfway decent – forget about exotic spices or specialty ingredients. I forgot that Beans & Rice – […]

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Modified Macaroni & Cheese: 4 Ways

Reading Time: 4 min  For some reason, we feel the need to improve upon perfection. Homemade Macaroni & Cheese is basically the perfect comfort food. It has pasta, melted cheese, salt, and it’s ready in less than 20 minutes. But for some reason, people try to ruin it […]

Mostly Meatless Nacho Dip (Vegan Version too!)

Mostly Meatless Nacho Dip (Vegan Version too!)

Reading Time: 4 min  Is there anything more delicious than Americanized taco-food? I won’t call it Mexican food because that seems disrespectful. What we call Mexican food is just variations of America’s 5 favorite taco fillings smothered in cheese. No self-respecting person from Mexico would use taco seasoning or […]

4-Ingredient Homemade Sausage

4-Ingredient Homemade Sausage

Reading Time: 3 min  If sausage isn’t one of your favorite foods, you must be vegetarian. Seriously, sausage makes almost every dish better – eggs, pasta, casserole, soup, even fruit (try it).  The problem is, it is not healthy. Between the unpronounceable ingredients and the questionable quality of […]

Simple Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Simple Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

Reading Time: 2 min  I first tasted Mediterranean food when I lived in Africa, of all places. We frequented a particular Lebanese restaurant, and every dish they served made my tastebuds dance. Fresh, tangy flavors and simple ingredients makes Mediterranean food the best of all the foods, in […]