For me, November truly means fall. The weather is no longer warm. The leaves are really falling off of the trees and I start to think of all things turkey. November is also my mother’s birthday month, so I relish my Thanksgiving memories with her. But there are all kinds of November Food Holiday Observances to enjoy, many of which also make me think of her. Use this to help you to plan your menu at home, for creative snack ideas in the classroom, or party fun! I’ll keep adding links as I come up with them. Also be sure to check out my Pinterest boards of Recipes to Try and Montessori Food Prep Activities for even more ideas. Which ones are your favorites?
Welcome to the book blast for 30 Noodles by Raw Munchies. It’s a book designed with the raw food vegan in mind. And how can you not love noodles? The author was kind enough to allow me to share a recipe with you, and I went for the meatballs. I mean, meatballs and noodles go together, right? Alternative recipes are always welcome here.
Please be sure to check out the recipe and other fun from the 30 Noodles cookbook. Be sure to leave the author a comment and/or question. And of course, if you follow the book tour, you will find even more recipes to try, as well as getting more chances to win the giveaway at the end. The author also has included a bunch of other fun giveaways and resources for you to check out, so make sure you scroll all the way down to the end! Continue reading “Meatball Recipe from 30 Noodles by Raw Munchies with Giveaway”
Have you been wondering how to make refried beans without being a slave to the stove? Do you want some good flavor to accentuate your favorite dishes? When my sister and I were living together, she used to make a lot of Mexican meals from scratch and she taught me a lot. I always loved her beans and eventually had her tell me how she did them. Then I made my own adaptations to fit my own palate. So here you go.
Note: To truly cook refried beans from scratch, you need to start with a bag of pinto beans and boil them on the stove for a couple of hours until they are soft. Time can range anywhere from 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 hours or more. When I have a craving for refried beans, I don’t usually feel like waiting quite that long. So I choose to use canned beans. I also like the taste of the canned beans a little bit more, but add enough of my own flavor. Continue reading “How to Make Refried Beans”
Who says you have to keep on making your favorite dishes exactly the same way? Traditionally, refried beans are made from pinto beans. This version also incorporates red kidney beans for an interesting alternative for something just a little bit different. It’ll give your snacks and meals a different flavor, plus add a little bit of color.
This quick and easy recipe is perfect for busy weeknight meals or whenever you want a healthy, meatless side dish for your favorite Mexican or Tex-Mex entrees. Use it in some of my other upcoming recipes that are coming soon!
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Tip: For a more flavorful and authentic variation, substitute bacon grease for the olive oil in this recipe.
Homemade meatballs are a fabulous food. You can make them out of so many different kinds of meats. They work as part of a main dish or even work as an appetizer for a party or watching the big game. Today I have three different types of meatball recipes for you, to mix up your traditional routine.