Refried Beans (for Birthday Nachos)

​ Regarding birthdays: “I expect chocolate for breakfast. If you don’t feel sick by mid-morning, you’re not doing it right.” — The Doctor My kids’ birthdays are coming up, which got me thinking about birthday dinners. It’s a long-standing tradition in my family that you get to choose the dinner menu on your birthday. Nearly…

Spelt-Butterbean Salad

I came up with this as an accompaniment to Spicy Ginger Miso Chicken Thighs. Whole grains go with almost anything, and I had some ginger left over from the chicken recipe. Then I threw in a bunch of veggies I had in the fridge that I needed to use up; the result was quite tasty! It’s quite hearty, too, and…