Roasted Chickpeas

My in-laws have been visiting for the past few weeks from out of state. It has been a whirlwind of 3 year old birthday party prep and execution, park days, and yummy family dinners (if I do say so myself). It has been such a joy seeing the girls connect with their grands that live…

Budget Smoothies

Smoothies may seem like a luxurious breakfast, especially when smoothie joints charge you $5+ for a serving. However, at home, they can be a cheap, easy way to nourish yourself in the morning or as an afternoon snack.   One of my favorite aspects of regularly doing smoothies is that it can be an excellent…

Turkey Burger Sliders

For those of you who have been following along, you know that here at True Food Katie we are highlighting September as Hunger Action Month. See my previous posts on Hunger Action Month, My Top 7 Budget Tips, and my recipe for 15 Bean Soup for more info on hunger awareness and budget friendly recipes….

15 Bean Soup

On Mondays, we eat red beans. This is one of the many lessons I learned while working for Second Harvest Food Bank in New Orleans. Supposedly this tradition comes from Monday also being laundry day, which was a long grueling task before washing machines. People needed a meal that was hearty, yet did not require…

My Top 7 Budget Tips

This month is Hunger Action Month. For more on that, check out my blog post from last week. It tells all about my experience working for Second Harvest Food Bank and provides links to getting involved in your community’s fight against hunger. In recognition of this month, I will be sharing my favorite tips and tricks…