Monday, December 29, 2008

"Meat-less" Mondays

Okay, so the week of Christmas is over so I can continue on with my daily subject. Mondays are "Meat-less" Mondays. Every Monday you will be able to find a vegetarian or vegan recipe as well as tips for living without the "meat". "Meat-less" tips will have to do with cooking or baking when you are missing the main ingredient, entertaining your kids without any of their favorite toys (the "meat") or getting by without the main things we usually have/need/want (again, the "meat").

Today's vegetarian recipe:


This recipe was given to me by a friend who is a vegetarian. His wife is also a vegetarian and they make a lot of great food together. They both really love to cook so they always have great ideas.
This dish is SO delicious, my husband and I make it all of the time, especially in the winter. It's really great if you serve it with tortillas sliced in triangles to dip with.

1 can navy beans or great northern beans
1 can black beans
1 can refried beans
1 can diced tomatoes
1 can diced tomatoes with green chilies
1 package ranch dressing seasoning
1 package taco seasoning
1 can water

Empty all contents into large cooking pot over medium-high heat, stirring occassionally until all ingredients are warm and refriedd beans are melted.

If you want a spicy soup you can use spicy taco mix and spicy tomatoes with green chilies.


Uh, Oh, I'm out of my household cleaning products!
What do you do if you are trying to clean the countertops, sink, floor, etc. and are out of your favorite household cleaning product and have no time to go to the store because company is coming??
Well, thanks to "Meat-less" Mondays you have help!
VINEGAR, it does wonders. Vinegar will clean all those surfaces and make them sparkle in no time. You can even use it on glass.
Just mix a small amount of vinegar with hot water and VOILA! home-made cleaner. Make sure to not overload with the vinegar or things will smell a little too strong!

Let me know about anything else you would like to see on here!

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