Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart….

Beans, Beans, They’re Good for Your Heart….

Happy New Year!  ‘Wanna save money & be healthier? BEANS!  (Who cares about a little gas….)  Seriously, heart disease plagues Americans, and we all need to get serious about healthy proteins.  The bonus:  it’s inexpensive done this way. My momma’s been saying this for a long time in my adult life, but like all people, we don’t hear our momma the first time.  “Have you cooked some beans?”  “What about some dried beans?”  I finally talked to her about it & discovered a great way to get my protein in without the cholesterol. Don’t be scared.  You can dress these up with relish as a side dish, or you could make it the main attraction by adding tomato, onion, salsa, cilantro, sour cream,...

‘Want Tina Turner Legs? Eat more “Greens!”

‘Want Tina Turner Legs? Eat more “Greens!”

Up until recently, I had never cooked “greens” before.  By “Greens,” I mean the mushy-looking green stuff in a bowl on the table at 75 % of the meals I had with my grandparents.  When people in the south say “Greens” a lot of folks are referring to collard greens, a staple in soul food.  However, my family, cooks mostly “Turnip Greens.” What’s the difference between Collard Greens & Turnip Greens? ~Both are from the cabbage family. ~ Turnip Greens are sweeter & Collards have a more bitter taste. ~Turnip Green leaves are a bit smaller & more tender than Collards. ~BOTH are packed with vitamins & are super-foods according to nutritionists. They are an excellent source of calcium. If...