I have always thought that refried beans were delicious but SO high maintenance when it came down to cooking them fresh and not out of a can.

I have tried them on the stove top (soaking the beans, then boiling all day, and then cooking all the other ingredients followed by blending and smushing) and it was too much work. I did it twice on a day my hubby was at work and I was bored. Def. not a good match for a working mama or a mama with a life, which if you have kids then you qualify as both a mama and having a busy, busy life!

Even married with no kids - it's too much work for what you get.


I have the easiest recipe (and quickest). It took me literally 5 minutes to do total.

TODAY! -- The beginning of my challenge!
Our son turned 11 months old today. I was so excited about how big he was getting and how much he was learning. He has changed so much! But, then when I was getting ready I looked in the mirror and I started to become filled with frustration.


I didn't understand how I forgot who I was, nutritionally. I am all about eating natural (which I have) and being in control of knowing what is too much and what is not. What happened?! Instead of focusing on more plant based foods, I was gorging on large amounts of meats (mostly chicken) and making gravy to go with it. I still don't know what I was thinking.