Here a bean, there a bean, everywhere a bean…

THREE BEAN CHILI Hon loves anything and everything “Chili”.  And I really think you can’t have too many variations on that theme! I’ve done a vegetarian version here, but certainly adding in some chunks of beef or sausage would be super and still have a different feel than regular chili. Don’t let the 12 cloves…

For the Popeye in you…

CREAMED SPINACH A silky, cheesy side dish that goes perfectly with roasted chicken, salmon, and tender steaks.  Or leave the meat and serve along side a mound of softly scrambled eggs. I like the crispy top from the hot oven, but if you’re in a hurry, you don’t have to bake it.  Stir the spinach…

So, so good…

CHILE RELLENO PUFF Pardon the photo – it was one of the first ones I ever took of food.  I’m SO glad I’ve improved. Don’t let that take away from how good this recipes is, though! I serve it as it is in the photo – sour cream, avocados, a little salsa.  With a green…

Guaranteed to be a new family fave!

CHEESEBURGER PIE This is the basic recipe…use your imagination to make any ‘burger’ you like.  I topped mine with spicy ketchup and dill chips. How about a Cowboy Burger – pinto beans mixed into the meat part…BBQ sauce slathered under the cheese topping. Or some blue cheese crumbled in and roasted garlic.  Or feta cheese…

Sí, señor! Sopa tacos!

LINDA’S FAMOUS TACO SOUP This is easily my most popular recipe!  (REVISED: Well, it used to be!!  The Quinoa Burgers and the Broccoli-Quinoa Casserole have FAR surpassed this one.  But it is still fab!) It’s quick, can be altered to fit whatever you have in your pantry at the moment…can be made vegetarian, garnished with anything,…

BAKED bean dip…baked BEAN dip….baked bean DIP…

BAKED BEAN DIP (Sante Fe Bean Dip…if you prefer!) I’ve always called it Baked Bean Dip…but it’s not Baked BEANS dip…it’s just a bean dip that’s baked.  There, that should clear it up. Full of good carbs and protein, this dip is almost a meal!  To save some carbs, I just eat it out of…

You’ll love this Greek!

ARTICHOKE-FETA QUICHE This one is rich and eggy…studded with artichoke hearts and melting feta cheese. Pair with whole wheat toast and a fruit salad for your family and you’ve got a quick and nutritious brunch or light supper. I make all my quiche without crust – in this case, I’d rather have another whole piece…

No meat…no bun…but YUM!

BLACK BEAN BURGERS and SPICY YOGURT SAUCE You’ll never miss it with these protein and fiber-packed burgers. A great change of pace if you want to eat vegetarian or need something a little different from the norm. Spicy, with a cool, creamy sauce, garnish with Colby or pepper jack cheese, sliced tomatoes, onions, and avocados,…