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Canned Tomatoes – Your Pantry Hero

Whether whole, diced or crushed, CANNED TOMATOES make the many months when peak tomatoes aren’t in season a whole lot more tolerable. If you have a can or two of tomatoes in your pantry right now, here are some unique…

Soup As An Ingredient??

Flex your culinary muscle by taking soup out of the bowl and in to your other kitchen creations. Using soup as an ingredient in dishes can help reduce other ingredient costs and preparation time while adding extra flavor enhancements. When…

What’s For Dinner?

If you are the primary “chef” in your household, you’ve probably heard that question a million times! Each day, the daunting task of creating a budget friendly, nutritious meal can be overwhelming. It’s surprising what you can make with items…

What The Heck is a Chickpea?

Also known as garbanzo beans, chickpeas are a great source of fiber and protein. One cup (164 grams) of cooked chickpeas contains roughly (6): Calories: 269 Protein: 14.5 grams Fiber: 12.5 grams Folate (vitamin B9): 71% of the RDI Manganese: 84% of the RDI Copper: 29%…

What Should I Do With This Can of Black Beans?

Black beans are a great source of fiber, protein and folate. They are a staple food in Central and South America. One cup (172 grams) of cooked black beans contains roughly: Calories: 227 Protein: 15.2 grams Fiber: 15 grams Folate (vitamin B9): 64% of the…