Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

When Fall weather rolls around, I always try different dishes with acorn/butternut squash, spaghetti squash, pumpkin etc.  This meatless version of the popular Enchilada dish is packed with healthy ingredients.  Butternut squash has a ton of health benefits; it’s low in fat, loaded with fiber, rich in antioxidants, vitamin C and beta-carotene, just to name a few. Combine that with black beans which are super high in fiber and protein and you have one healthy dish which is not only satisfying, it tastes awesome too! Make sure you rinse the black beans as the canned version is laden with sodium. … Continue reading Butternut Squash and Black Bean Enchiladas

Start your engines………..Chili Cook off!

You might say when Fall rolls around, it is a good time for chili, and a Chili Cook Off certainly fit the bill at our friends, Angela & Owen’s Annual Chili event.  Each of the competitors prepare their own brand of chili at home and bring it to the host’s home to share, compete and enjoy. It is known that chili originated in Texas around 1967, I suspect with the Hispanic influences and the pungency of the chillies, this soon became an American favorite.  In Owen’s words, “The chili cook-off was inspired by a similar event I attended in San … Continue reading Start your engines………..Chili Cook off!