Sunday, June 12, 2011


I have been making this amazing chili at least once a week for the past three weeks and it is sooo good so I thought I would share.  It is super easy and delicious?  O and to give credit where credit is due, I found this in "Family Fun" magazine's April issue.  The only thing I added was the garlic.
Sweet Potato and Black Bean Chili

2 medium sweet potato- peeled and cut to 1/4in. chunks
1 large onion- diced
1 tbsp garlic- minced
2 tbsp vegetable oil
1 can diced tomato with juice
2 cans black beans- drained and rinsed
2 cups vegetable broth
½ tsp. ground cumin
1 tbsp chili powder

Heat oil in large pot, Cook onions and garlic about 5 min. or until onion is soft.

Stir in chili powder and cumin, and then add broth and sweet potatoes.  Stir well to combine

Bring to a gentle boil, cover, reduce heat to low and simmer about 15 min. or until potatoes are tender.

Add tomatoes and beans and continue to simmer, uncovered, until heated through.

Serve over rice.  I like it with some salsa verde on top.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Long Time No Post

Hey guys, Betty here.   So much has happened since our last post.  We just got back from vacation, we have started the Couch to 5K running program, tried a few healthy new recipes, and are doing Relay for Life this Saturday.  OK fun stuff first!  We went to spend time with my Gramma for our vacation.  My Gramma lives in Fenwick Is., DE, so it was awesome! We went to Ocean City, MD to the boardwalk to ride banana bikes and play mini golf.
Betty on banana bike in OC, MD

 We also went shopping in Rehobeth and Salisbury.  It was super relaxing and fun.  My Gramma also got a new fire pit for the backyard, so we had a fire every night and actually got pretty good at it by the end!

Our last day we took Gramma to Seacrets in Ocean City for lunch and it was absolutely beautiful.  Seacrets is like one of the top hot spots in OC during the summer.  It has like four stages and eight bars and is all sand and palm trees, its great! But during the day in pre-summer its a beautiful outdoor space that the old people like to go to for lunch.  All in all it was a wonderful vacation and so awesome to spend some family time!
Seacrets OC, MD
"C" and I have also decided to try to get into some kind of shape and have started the couch to 5k running program.  So far it is going really well! We are at the end of week 4 and still going strong.  This will be my first time running in the summer and I am already not thrilled with the heat, but hey more sweating is more calories right?  Along with the running we are trying to eat better.  I don't mean diet because we aren't counting calories or anything, but we are eating more naturally and trying to eat more veggies and less meat, etc.  So far it is going pretty well.  This post is getting a little long and I need to get some errands done today, so I will cut the update off here and will update our new recipes and such later.