Posts tagged "healthy food"
Roots on a Budget

Roots on a Budget

Living well has nothing to do with how much money you have, it’s about discovering what roots you and gives pleasure. Things like: spending time with family and friends; reading a book; going for a swim; playing a game;eating well.   While we kid around about most things, (we did write Bitches on a Budget, after all),...
White Beans for Meatless Monday

White Beans for Meatless Monday

Are you serious about eating smart? Are you watching your wallet? Are you crazy for great food? One of our favorite bean dishes covers all the bases. It is super healthy, easy on the budget and yummy. While we’d like to say we’re organized enough to buy dried beans and cook them up — well,...

Ingredients for Meatless Monday: Tofu, Peanuts, Curry, Coconut, Sweet Potatoes, Chinese Broccoli, Jasmine Rice. Yum.

  We love tofu. We love curry. We love coconut milk. It doesn’t get better. This recipe is simple to prepare, forgiving, and full of flavor. Tofu is a great choice for ‘meatless’ Monday: protein packed, easy to prepare, and a wonderful cypher for picking up the flavor of any great sauce or interesting seasoning....

A Crunchy Radish and Celery Salad

Last week, we found ourselves home alone, hungry and dying for a salad.  We opened the veggie bin and found only two things: celery and radishes. In the fridge was a mustard tarragon vinaigrette made a few days earlier. Hm. We rummaged the cupboard and pulled out homemade whole wheat bread crumbs and a tin of anchovies....

Kale Salad with Walnuts

When was the last time you bought kale? It’s packed with nutrients, antioxidants and is touted for anti-inflammatory agents. Best of all, it’s cheap. The Bs Fresh Kale Salad with Walnuts Ingredients 1 bunch kale 6 walnuts broken into pieces 1 small lemon juiced 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil sea salt pepper Shred the...

Ceviche on a Budget

When was the last time you had great ceviche?  Was it in a restaurant? Was it delicious and ghastly expensive?  Well, if you’re a ceviche lover and only have it when you go out, you can save a bundle by making it yourself–it’s super-simple. Not to be too loco-cool or anything, we save big bucks and...

Fishmonger Love

We’re in love with our neighborhood fishmonger. Yes, they still make fishmongers and since we’re in an anti-meat phase (for lots of reasons: hideous growing conditions, greenhouse gases, we’re grossed out eating flesh) which we don’t strictly adhere to (sometimes we give into temptation) we’re at the fish store a lot. While our fish guy...

Roots Week: Baked Sweet Potato Fries. Sweet.

Not only have we have given up old fashioned fried fries, but our potato of choice is sweet potato*. So what could be better than simple to make, yummy to eat, baked sweet potato fries?

PB&Joe

We have a confession to make. We scoffed at peanut butter and jelly when we were kids. While, on occasion, we could be coerced into a Fluffernutter on white bread (we feel nauseated thinking about it now), the thick gooey peanut butter sticking to the roof of our mouth made us feel like we were gagging....

Bald, Bewhiskered, Vajazzled

We have decided as a policy to stop naming names of useless starlets who paint obscenities on their fingernails, hypocritical politicians and commentators who trade in misinformation, professional athletes with time-wasting television specials, and fashion designers who behave in provocative ways to get their kissers face forward in the news. So, we’ll just show this...

Organic vs Non-Organic: Battle of the Budget

The Environmental Working Group * released their list of pesticide residue on fruits and vegetables.  They break it down into “The Dirty Dozen” those with the most residue from field to market and the “Clean 15” those that have the least. We like to buy local and organic whenever possible, but often times market pricing and...

Sweet Potato Fries. Sweet.

Healthy, delicious, easy.  Sweet. Not only have we have given up old fashioned fried fries, but our potato of choice is sweet potato*.  So what could be better than simple to make, yummy to eat, baked sweet potato fries? Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Wash and completely dry one large sweet potato (we buy organic...