Wednesday, March 30, 2011

All Else Fails, There's Always Tacos


Ground beef
Large white onion - chopped
Diced chilis - 2 small cans
Refried beans - 1 can
Sour cream
Grated cheddar cheese
Shredded iceberg lettuce
Hot sauce
Fresh salsa, East Coast Fresh Cut is my favorite brand aside from making it homemade.
Old El Paso Stand 'N' Stuff Taco Shells
Old El Paso

1. Cook the ground beef and chopped onion over medium heat until cooked.
2. Add the taco seasoning packet and water, per packet instructions.
3. Add green chilies.
4. Add 1 can of refried beans - stir until completely mixed and heated thoroughly.
5. Heat the taco shells per package instructions.
6. Top just the way you like.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Sometimes it pays to keep it simple!

It's okay to keep it simple. Some Sundays you just don't feel like cooking. You've had a busy week followed by a crazy weekend, so why not keep it simple with one of my favorites.

Key - Bottle of good wine, my favorite is a nice bottle of Earthquake Zinfandel, courtesy of my friend Heath as a birthday gift. Thank you Heath!

Follow with - Glutino Crackers, super yummy and gluten free.

Add some - White Cheddar Cheese

Throw in some - Organic apple slices

And just for fun - deli sliced turkey

Oh and don't forget the strawberry's.

Dinner is served and it was quite satisfying.


Much anticipated for over a year now, Whole Foods Market opened up a store in North Raleigh.

Walking in I feel like a kid in a candy store. How can you not love Whole Foods?

This store will turn cooking into a new experience, it boasts new offerings of;
1. First Ever Guacamole & Salsa Bar - I tested this out yesterday and was quite pleased.
2. Cooking Classes.
3. On site Dietitian.
4. They have replaced bags with jars in the bulk section.
5. Aging and Smoked section in the meat department.
6. Entire section dedicated to cheese, a personal favorite.
7. Offer Growlers of Kombucha Tea from a local supplier
North Raleigh Whole Foods Market - 3 days prior to grand opening