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Recently Lori and I decided to switch to 100% organic groceries. We knew the organic groceries were going to be more expensive, but we are unable to increase the grocery budget line item, so we decide to subside with vegetarian meals.

Next, was to get the troops on board; we had a long discussion with the girls about chemicals, stewardship, genetically modified foods, and the rights we believe live stock should have.

It took a few days but we won them over, little even has a knock knock joke about "chemical chicken skin." Needless to say you are probably going to see a lot more vegetarian dishes on Good Food Friday. Here is a fantastic vegetarian recipe that is full of protein and flavor.


  • 2 Cups of Brown Rice
  • 4 cups Vegetable Stock
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of Dried Black Beans
  • 1 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Large Onion
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • 5 Cloves of Garlic
  • 3/4 tsp Chile Powder
  • 1 (14.5 oz) Can of Diced Tomatoes with Liquid
  • 1 Bunch of Chopped Cilantro
  • Limes

Cook the rice, in the vegetable stock, according to your package instructions.

Cook the black beans according to your packages instructions.

Once the beans have completed cooking heat the skillet over medium heat with the olive oil add the onion, bell pepper, garlic, and chili powder cook until the vegetables are softened. Reduce the heat to low, add diced tomatoes and simmer for about 20 minutes.

Add beans and simmer for another 5 minutes.


Serve beans over brown rice top with cilantro, and serve with lime wedges.




I couldn’t agree more, God gave us domain over animals for food and work. When the phrase “animal rights” is used toward livestock, on this blog, it is in more reference to letting a cow be a cow, letting a chicken be a chicken (free range, allowing them to conduct themselves as they would in the natural world), and then slaughtering them in the most humane way that is economically feasible, and it sounds as if you might do exactly that. As with buying in bulk straight from the farmer you are right that is the best way to purchase meat, and we are looking into finding some friends to invest with us, otherwise I think we would have a freezer full of meat that would be burned. Thank you for your comment, and continue to follow along we will be posting some fantastic recipes for beef.

May 27, 2015


I can understand not eating meat if you just don’t like it but as far as animal rights…God made them to eat…they are called beef cattle, they are of no other use, they are not milkers ! We feed (grain fed)out our steers for butcher, they have no steroids or anything else. We have people who buy whole or half calves every year, we use a local butcher we know who has a good facility to process the meat.We sell our calves per pound and the buyers also pay for their processing and it adds up per pound less than hamburger meat at the store and you end up with roast, steaks, or whatever you choose to have. You might want to look in to finding someone in your area that does the same, and once you eat this kind of meat you will never want store bought meat again.

May 27, 2015

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