budget · dinner · Food

Nachos for Dinner(YES)!

Yes, it’s okay to have Nachos for dinner!!! 2 tablespoons safflower oil 1 small white onion, chopped 1 (15.5-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed 1/2 teaspoon cumin 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano Salt, to taste Freshly ground pepper, to taste Get the full recipe at Martha Stewart.com   Posted by She Cleans Advertisements

Cooking · dinner · Food · Homekeeping

Noodle Bowl

      I found this recipe in one of my issues of Family Circle and I must say it was delicious. I’d never tried rice stick noodles before but I was not disappointed. I made one substitution, the recipe called for sugar snap peas, I opted to use green beans instead. Ingredients: 12 oz… Continue reading Noodle Bowl

Cooking · Food · snacks

Chile-Lime Cashews

  You are going to love these…I promise. As usual, my girl, Martha Stewart’s recipe was the inspiration. Posted by She Cleans


My take on Chipolte…good, cheap eats…

Okay, I will admit that one day while out running errands, I dropped into Chipolte and dropped 7 dollars on their chicken salad. Don’t get me wrong, it was very tasty but a bit pricey and you don’t even get free guacamole(say what!!).  So you know that got my wheels to spinning on how I… Continue reading My take on Chipolte…good, cheap eats…

Cooking · Food

Chicken and Quinoa Minestrone Soup

For the Soup… 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, sliced 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced… Full recipe here… Note: I did not include green beans and I cooked it on the stove for about two hours starting off with high heat and gradually reducing it. Posted by She Cleans

Baking · Cooking · Food

A deluge of Granola…made with steel cut oats

  This is my first try at making granola and it turned out pretty good. Find the Recipe at the Homemade Food Junkie. I found almost all of the ingredients at Aldi for a fraction of the cost that I would have probably paid elsewhere. The HFJ uses cherries, I opted for cranberries instead. Posted… Continue reading A deluge of Granola…made with steel cut oats

Cooking · dinner · Food

Thai Beef with Carrot-Basil Salad

While I haven’t yet made it to the new Publix that recently opened, I’ve been enjoying the recipes that they insert into the weekly paper as sly way of advertising what’s on sale. This Thai Beef with Carrot-Basil Salad was delish. Check out their recipe here Posted by She Cleans