One of the foods I will buy when I’m crunched for time is canned beans. I’ve been cooking dried beans for years, but sometimes I forget to soak and cook them and that’s where canned beans come in. They’re more expensive than dried beans, to be sure, and they’re also canned in BPA-lined cans, which . . .

 

Plan to Eat was approached by the Lititz Pennsylvania Meals on Wheels to see if we could help them organize their recipes, coordinate their menu plan, and make shopping lists. Yes we can help with that — that’s what we do!  Though Plan to Eat is designed for households it can easily scale to accommodate . . .

 

   When we don’t have vegetables coming out of the garden that I can work with, I generally buy quite a bit of produce every week. There are the typical onions, garlic, and carrots for flavoring and making soups. There are salad vegetables and cooking greens for their deep nutritional profile. And then there is . . .

 

We love cabbage. This year, we planted over 30 heads in the garden – hoping to harvest them throughout summer and store some for winter – some in the cellar and some made into sauerkraut.  Cabbage is rich in vitamin C which makes it a perfect winter food, helping to keep the immune system strong. . . .

 

We really like chia seeds in our house. They’re versatile and full of good things and pretty tasty to boot. Actually, chia seeds don’t taste like much, which is probably why it’s so easy to incorporate them into all sorts of delicious-tasting things. Beyond stirring them into porridge and using them as a yogurt topping, . . .

 

There are a lot of takes on what exactly the pilgrims ate at the first Thanksgiving. I wouldn’t even hazard a guess, except to say it was all local, traditional food. Not to make light of this treacherous period of time in which many lost large numbers of their families to travel and disease, but . . .

 

We have truly embraced the taste of fall. More than any other season, everyone gets on board with warm spices, root veggies, soups, stews, and s’mores. And those are just the foods of the season — Don’t get me started on all the rest of the fall goodness! This time of year has exceptional foods . . .

 

Pumpkins and Fall…a magical combination. After the warm days of summer yielded these giant french baking pumpkins (Rouge Vif D’etampes) – the start of the cold weather means that it’s time to bake with them! In this recipe, I replaced the typical aromatic combination of onions, celery & carrots (as a great start to any . . .

 

Am I the only one who cannot seem to pull it together for breakfast? Sometimes I think I am when I hear about the exciting things others are serving up. I’ve tried them all – eggs, oatmeal, smoothies, pancakes. These are our usual breakfast items and they have suited us well. Except, for some reason, . . .

 

On December 10th ZipList will be ending its services leaving many current ZipList users without their recipes. If you are a ZipList user, and are looking for a new home for your recipes, we would love for you to give Plan to Eat a try. Plan to Eat is an online meal planner that uses the recipes . . .