Black Bean and Quinoa Salad & Black Bean-Quinoa Dip

Today’s delicious dish – Black Bean and Quinoa Salad   Black beans, also known as turtle beans, are a great staple food.  I’ve always got a can or two in my pantry.  Like most beans, they are high in flavonoids, fiber, and protein, and are low on the glycemic index.  The nutritional difference between canned and…… Continue reading Black Bean and Quinoa Salad & Black Bean-Quinoa Dip

Moist Baked Chicken Breasts & Chicken and Mushroom Flatbread Fold-Ups

Today’s delicious dish – Moist Baked Chicken Breasts   Baked boneless skinless chicken breasts are a perfect food in so many ways.  They are high in protein and very low in fat.  They have a mild flavor and a pleasing meaty texture.  They can go with a huge variety of foods and can be an ingredient…… Continue reading Moist Baked Chicken Breasts & Chicken and Mushroom Flatbread Fold-Ups

Coconut-Almond Cookies & Almond Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Today’s delicious dish – Coconut-Almond Cookies I love small cookies with subtle flavors.  I enjoy taking the time to savor a fine homemade cookie, smelling its delicate aroma and allowing its understated essence to tantalize my palate.  I think sometimes we tend to eat too many commercially-prepared cookies because they lack that elusive quality that…… Continue reading Coconut-Almond Cookies & Almond Butter Ice Cream Sandwiches

Creamy Cheese Grits & Cheesy Grits and Chili Pie

Today’s delicious dish – Creamy Cheese Grits   Grits are familiar to southerners and unknown to most others.  I’ve been eating grits all my life, and I love them.  They are great with butter, wonderful with cheese and spices, and superb with gravy.  Grits are a nice addition to my regular rotation of starches that includes…… Continue reading Creamy Cheese Grits & Cheesy Grits and Chili Pie

Oven-Grilled Pineapple & Aloha Spinach Salad

Today’s delicious dish – Oven-Grilled Pineapple   I love grilled food, but I don’t grill.  I am frightened of gas grills because of the gas and because of the flames, and I am afraid of charcoal grills because of the flames.  In fact, I’m pretty much afraid of fire in any setting.  I ate grilled pineapple…… Continue reading Oven-Grilled Pineapple & Aloha Spinach Salad

Crock Pot Roast with Gravy & Beef Pot Pie

Today’s delicious dish – Crock Pot Roast with Gravy  Over the years, I have tried a number of ways to cook a roast in a slow cooker.  There’s the one with onion soup mix, the one with ranch dressing mix, the one with cream of mushroom soup, the one with beer . . . there…… Continue reading Crock Pot Roast with Gravy & Beef Pot Pie

No-Boil Mashed Potatoes & Potato and Herb Rolls

Today’s delicious dish – No-Boil Mashed Potatoes My family loves mashed potatoes, but (though I hate to admit it) sometimes I don’t make mashed potatoes just because it seems like a lot of work and time to boil a big pot of water, peel and chop potatoes, and cook them until tender.  So I decided…… Continue reading No-Boil Mashed Potatoes & Potato and Herb Rolls