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21 Days of Cookbooks – The Great Vegan Bean Book

Hello. My name is Kim and I am a cookbook-aholic. I’ve flagged more cookbook recipes than would be humanly possible to make in a single lifetime. Yet my obsession with acquiring new and old cookbooks persists unabated. This month I share my compulsive tendencies via the “21 Days” series, featuring some … Continue Reading →


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FNS Challenge – The Final Day

Today is Day 5, the final day of the Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC FNS Challenge, to live on just $4.06 of food each day and gain a sense of what life is like for thousands of people in NC who are food insecure. If I picked just … Continue Reading →


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Half Way through the FNS Challenge – Food is Everywhere and Social Media is Not My Friend

Although the meals I planned for this week’s Food Bank of Central & Eastern NC FNS Challenge are pretty filling, I find myself craving those items I couldn’t manage to squeeze into the budget. A fresh squeeze of lime juice would add so much flavor to the Cuban-style black beans. … Continue Reading →


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FNS Challenge Day 1 – Preparing for the Challenge

The Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina has issued a challenge for the past couple of years, asking anyone willing to attempt to live on the average FNS benefit for five days. As they put it,  The Challenge will compel you to make food shopping choices on a limited … Continue Reading →


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21 Days of Cookbooks – The New Southern-Latino Table

Hello. My name is Kim and I am a cookbook-aholic. I’ve flagged more cookbook recipes than would be humanly possible to make in a single lifetime. Yet my obsession with acquiring new and old cookbooks persists unabated. This month I share my compulsive tendencies via the “21 Days” series, featuring some … Continue Reading →