Wednesday, September 22, 2010


Basically that means white kidney beans and tunafish!!!
But let me tell you, the first time my husband made it, I was like, NO FREAKING WAY am I going to eat that. But, I got up my courage and tried it (its not so pretty) and I am here to tell you, it was MAMMA SLAPPIN good!!!!! (And that is REAL GOOD) And not to mention, it is PACKED full of protein and fiber! So you won't be hungry all afternoon!
Here is the recipe, with my husband as the star chef!


1 pkg tuna (6.4 oz)
1 can of white kidney beans
(you can make these and chill them in the fridge if you don't like canned beans)
juice of 1/2 lemon
Italian Parsley
Quarter of an onion (I hear red onions are best!)
Olive Oil
Salt and Cracked Black Pepper

1. Drain the beans.

2. Rinse the beans. (excuse the bowl and the coffee cup in the sink.)

3. Transfer it to a bowl and break up the tuna into the beans.

4. Rinse the parsley.

5. Chop it up.

6. Add it to the bowl.
(I did not put onions in mine, because this was my lunch and I wasn't feeling raw onions today, but this is the point you would want to add your finely diced onions to the mix!)

7. Add olive oil.
I just put some on top of everything. I don't measure it. Put the amount that you would put on a salad.

8. A a fat pinch of salt. =)

9. Add in your black pepper (put as much as you want!)

10. Squeeze in your lemon and mix it up!

11. Of course, now you have to taste it! (That's the chef!)

Here it is all pretty and ready to eat!!!
(What you don't eat, put in the fridge. It is DELICIOUS after these flavors have set together and are nice and cold! But eating it fresh is good too!)

And here is our resident taste tester who LOVED this salad!

Sunday, September 5, 2010


This is really a simple, delicious sweet snack.
Not only that, it is super easy to make, it is always a hit and you can do it with ANY fruit you want.
You could even use Nutella!

Preheat your oven to 450.
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 15-17 min

2 or 3 boxes of Cold Pie Crust
4 Cups Fresh Berries
1/3 cup flour
1/2 sugar
Splash of Almond Extract
3 Egg Yolk + 3 TBSP water
Non Granulated Sugar (Sugar in the Raw)

1. Put your berries in a bowl and rinse them. Then add your flour, sugar and almond extract and mix it all together.

2. Roll out the cold pie crust. Use something that is bigger than a biscuit cutter. I found the powdered sugar duster and it was the perfect size, so I used it! LOL

About the size of your palm is how big the circle should be. (You can do these as big as you want)

3. Put a teaspoon of the berry mix right in the middle of the circle.

4. Fold the pie crust over the filling. Press it down with the edge of you hand. Sort of warm it up so it sticks together.

5. With your fork, press the edges shut.

6. Now, put your 3 egg yolks and water in a small bowl and mix it together. Then brush it over each pie.

7. Get a handful of the sugar and GENEROUSLY sprinkle it over each pie.

8. Put them in the preheated oven (450) for 15-17 minutes or until they are nice and brown.
Take them out, line them up and serve them!
They are most delicious when they are warm with a side of vanilla ice cream.
But they are wonderful by themselves and not warm too!
Any way you eat them, I GUARANTEE you will love them!

(This was my first time making them so they got a little messy, but they were still wonderful! I have made them since and have gotten better about not tearing the pie crust and getting the right amount of berry inside.)