Savory Black Beans

2 cups dry black beans1, 16 ounce can diced tomatoes no salt1, 4 ounce can tomato sauce no salt1/3 bunch cilantro chopped1 medium onion chopped2 tbs oil1/2 tsp cuminsalt to tastegarlic powder to tasteonion powder to taste1/2 bell pepper diced Directions Place all ingredients in a crock pot Add water until water is 1- 1Continue reading “Savory Black Beans”

Goal Setting Part 1: Planning Makes Perfect

I  heard a story once about a guy who sketched the plans for his house on a paper towel.  He ordered the necessary materials and began to build.  After digging the basement, work began on the foundation.  As the foundation progressed, he realized that his plans were way off.  If he were to continue, the house wouldContinue reading “Goal Setting Part 1: Planning Makes Perfect”

Going To Battle Unprotected

Having an immune system without sufficient defenses to fight disease is like going to war without enough soldiers to fight the enemy. In the battle against disease, the estimated trillion bacteria in our gut represent some of the soldiers who fight disease.  Many individuals have damaged their gut defense system with poor dietary choices, overuseContinue reading “Going To Battle Unprotected”

Beans, Beans They’re Good For Your Heart

Beans are a superfood that have long been neglected and overlooked. Often viewed as a poor man’s food and given a bad rap for their gas producing properties, many do not currently include them in the diet. Beans have been around for centuries and are a staple food in many cultures. They are low in fat with zero grams of saturated fat. Beans are also inexpensive with most varieties costing less than $1.50 per pound. Their flexibility of use in various recipes make them a pantry staple. Their many uses include: soups, stews, chili, dips, spreads, pies, salads, pastas and as side dishes.