Hoisin Chicken Burgers with Pickled Red Onions & Slaw – Less Than $3 A Person


Up until this recipe, I had never eaten much less cooked a chicken burger. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever cooked ground chicken before. This is a nice change from the regular old burger and absolutely delicious!

Spinach Smoothies….Quick, Inexpensive, Nutritious….AND Better Than I Thought!


I have several different friends who have been telling me for months about making spinach smoothies for breakfast but that actually sounded gross to me! I happen to love fresh spinach but in a drink? With fruit? No thanks! But lately I’ve been drinking way too much coffee to try to keep up my momentum and […]

Veggie Chips…Cheap, Healthy, Fast & Easy (And They Taste Good Too!)


Super healthy and easy veggie chips at home in the microwave!

Salmon Burgers With Lemon Aioli and Southwestern Black Bean & Corn Salsa ($10 or Less Meal)


Here’s an easy and delicious variation on the burger, perfect for a Memorial Day cook-out!

2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream (Plus Toppings)

2-Ingredient Homemade Ice Cream - 719woman.com

Every summer I think about buying an ice cream maker but then don’t for several reasons. First, do I want another appliance I will only use occasionally that’s taking up cabinet space, and second, do I want to spend money on something that again, I most likely won’t use that often? But homemade ice cream […]

Spicy Grilled Chipotle Burgers With Cilantro Aioli & Homemade Chips – $10 Or Less Meal


These burgers have a smoky, spicy flavor which pairs excellently with the cool cilantro aioli. And the homemade chips are so easy, you can literally cook them in minutes in the microwave, adding whatever oils and seasonings you prefer.

Health Benefits of Ginger…(And Homemade Ginger Ale & Ginger Tea Recipes)

Health Benefits of Ginger - 719woman.com

I love the spicy flavor of ginger and have used it forever in various dishes like stir-fries, fresh vegetables, smoothies, and sauces. I prefer to buy fresh ginger root, which is available at grocery stores year-round, and fairly inexpensive…there’s a lot of flavor in a small amount. One of my aunts sent me a recipe […]

Fresh Beets – Roasted, Grilled, Served Cold or Make a “Haystack”

Fresh Beets – Roasted - 719woman.com

If you’ve never had fresh beets you have to give them a try. If you’ve eaten canned beets and didn’t like them, again, try the fresh ones…you just might be surprised how different (and delicious,) they taste. Beets are in season and available at your local Farmers Markets. We’ve been buying red and gold beets every […]

Creole Pork Chops With Pineapple-Mango Salsa, Baked Potatoes & Beet Greens – $10 or Less Meal

Creole Pork Chops With Pineapple-Mango Salsa - 719woman.com

Beet greens? Yes, beet greens. One of my new favorite foods. And since you have the greens when you buy fresh beets, I consider them a free food. (I used to throw them away, not knowing you could eat them.) Along with the greens we’re cooking pork chops (on sale for $1.99 a pound at […]

Could You Have Celiac Disease Or Be Gluten-Sensitive & What’s The Big Deal or Difference?

Could You Have Celiac Disease Or Be Gluten-Sensitive - 719woman.com

Earlier this year I had a routine office visit with my rheumatologist where within the first couple of minutes of her saying hello, I just started crying. Now me being me, I apologized for crying as I cried but I just felt so bad physically and mentally, and was just so tired of feeling that way, I […]