Plant-based, Dairy-free, Zucchini “Mac-n-Cheese”

It’s been a stressful day (or week – or month) and we are all in the same boat. We want great, big, steaming bowls of creamy comfort food. If you want ultimate satisfaction without dairy or wheat, then try this plant-based version on mac-n-cheese. It contains no cholesterol or dairy, and yet, my boys were … Read morePlant-based, Dairy-free, Zucchini “Mac-n-Cheese”

Comfort Food $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

I’m feeding my family of six for just $200 a month, by using the contents of my weekly Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) box as the backbone of my weekly menu plan. This week’s menu plan was all about comfort foods – stuff that makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside: hot cereal for breakfast, … Read moreComfort Food $50 Weekly Menu Plan for a Family of 6

Inexpensive and Easy Crockpot Layered Cabbage Rice Casserole

Cabbage reaches its lowest price per pound in mid-March as St. Patrick’s Day specials hit the shelves. However, don’t neglect to search your local farmer’s markets. In June or July. I have found seriously great deals on absolutely huge heads of locally-grown cabbage at farmers markets. You can save big money on groceries when vegetables … Read moreInexpensive and Easy Crockpot Layered Cabbage Rice Casserole

Easy, Inexpensive, and Delicious Salt-free Marinara Sauce

I love a good marinara sauce, but the canned and jarred varieties are often filled with preservatives and a whole lot of salt. Fortunately, it is both easy and inexpensive to make your own from scratch for an investment of just a couple of dollars and about 45 minutes of time. Having marinara sauce on … Read moreEasy, Inexpensive, and Delicious Salt-free Marinara Sauce

Seriously Simple, Easy, and Delicious No-Oil Cabbage Slaw

I love cabbage slaw, but I never eat mayo! For one thing, I’m vegan. For another, traditional slaw is incredibly full of fat and excess calories. Years ago, I figured out that I could still eat my favorite salad and it could be made quickly and be full of fiber, low in fat, and high … Read moreSeriously Simple, Easy, and Delicious No-Oil Cabbage Slaw

5 Delicious Ways to Use Fresh Spring Asparagus

Every spring I wait with great anticipation for fresh asparagus. This tender, glorious harbinger of spring is, to put it very simply, delicious. Here are five recipes, each featuring asparagus. What’s so great about asparagus? Classified as a member of the lily family, asparagus is rich in folate, vitamin K, potassium, and vitamins A and … Read more5 Delicious Ways to Use Fresh Spring Asparagus

How to Use Perfect Pairings of Early Spring Produce

The most amazing event of my spring happened this week. My yearly CSA box subscription began! CSA is short for Community Supported Agriculture. It’s a way for customers to support small, locally-owned farms, by paying the subscription fee in January, allowing the farmer to immediately purchase seeds and supplies for the upcoming season. Then, when … Read moreHow to Use Perfect Pairings of Early Spring Produce