B.js Wholesale weekly trip

This week was a small hall

Last week we stocked up with most of the month’s supply. However, we snaged alot of our weekly items on sale.

Organic gala apples $8.99 5lbs

Organic salad 3.69 each (on sale)

(2) Greek yogurt 40 oz  $2.99 (on sale) 

Organic ginger 5.99

Like I said not a big trip this week; but, happy to see our normal items on sale.

Have a great week


Natural soap that doesnt “MOOO”

Ok, so soap and cow dont really go together, or do they?
I recently found out some pretty disturbing information.
Below is the list of ingredients in a very popular bar soap; one that I grew up using, and until a few years ago still used
Sodium tallowate and/or sodium palmate, water, sodium cocoate and/or sodium palm kernelate, glycerin, sodium chloride, fragrance, coconut acid, palm kernel acid, tallow acid, palm acid, and tetrasodium EDT
The very first ingredient “sodium tallowate” is none other than…. (drum roll please)…
   Sodium tallowate is a true soap made by combining the fatty tissue (or tallow) of animals, such as cattle and sheep, with lye, typically sodiumhydroxide
So, in plan terms-  this product(should I even call it that) is the fatty/ bone byproduct and even the entire carcasses of the commercial meat industry; and because lines of people waiting to purchase “Dead Cow, Pig, Sheep, or chicken- Fat” is well “obsolete”, it is also super inexpensive to buy.
Dispite all of the artificial, synthetic, chemical junk thats is added to soap such as :Aluminum, sulfates,Sodium Lauryl or Laureth Sulfate (SLS), Parabens,Phthalates, and many more. Now come to find out it also involes dead animals.
May I introduce you to Castile soap
“Castile refers to soaps made without animal fat”
 I was so happy to hear that I didnt have to wash with ol’ Besie’s insides, or pretend “Stank” was the new cool and stop showering.
I found this product before I even knew what commercialized soaps were made of (no punt intended)
    * Kurts Castile Soap*
I really like the clear, clean label. No fillers or byproducts. Their website lists out what each ingredient is and where it comes from. I also really like the fact that its affordable, and its easily available. All the places I have  bought from its under $4.00 for a 3 pack. I’ve got from pick it up from both walmart, and publix.
Just another reason to always check your labels
Stay healthy friends
I would love to hear yoyr feedback  on this product as well


Cheap Healthy Dinner

Growing up the only pinto bean I knew was the filling for a “Taco Bell” bean burrito. 

Oh how I missed out all these years.

I was first introduced to the pinto bean when my husband and I were newlyweds. I can remember him coming home with a bag of dried beans, and told me we where having that for dinner. I must have looked at him like he was nuts!! And he expected me to cook these, how?

I’ve come along way from that first dinner.

Pinto beans are now eaten at least once to twice a week in my home. 

First, lets uncover this powerhouse legume.

(Legumes are plants that bear fruit in a pod)

The Pinto Bean:
This bean has been around forever. Well, around 360 million years ago!– so they say. Asia, and Africa had wild beans growing before the migration to the Americas. Therefore, when people came  to the Americas,beans were alreay apart of the diet and growing wildly. In Central America, people around 5000 BC were already growing corn. They planted beans that grew on vines that could grow with the corn. 

Once the beans were ready they would mash the beans onto the corn tortillas. Hints- simple burritos. 

Ok enough history

1 Cup of Pinto Beans 

Only 240 calories in a cup. The below items are also found in pinto beans

  • Molybdenum 
  • Folate 
  • Fiber 
  • Copper 
  • Manganese 
  • Phosphorus
  • Protein 
  • Vitamin B1
  • Vitamin B6
  • Magnesium
  • Potassium
  • Iron

Now the yummy part:

  • 1 bag of pinto beans 
  • 1 to 2 gals of water
  • 1 block of sharp chedder cheese
  • Onion (optional)
  • Green or red chili (optional)
  • Crock pot

Empty the pinto beans an a collendar, or even a clean counter will work. Remove all broken or weird looking beans.

Place beans in large bowl, cover with water. Soak beans overnight

In the morning, drain water from beans, place beans in crockpot, cover with clean water. Make sure to add plenty of water. Cook on low of approx 8 hrs. 

Dinner time-  add a handfull or 2 of grated sharp chedder cheese to bowl, add cooked beans , add desired amount of bean water, add optional topings such as onion,green or red chili, jalapeno, or whatever else to fit your fancy, salt to taste, and chow down……  

  Now, like I said before I’ve come along way from my early days of pinto-ing… yes, I just added a word to websters. 

 Around here we like to add some fresh flatbreads (see my flatbread video), or some homemade tortillas (video to come).

You got yourself an easy, healthy, cheap dinner.

Stay healthy friends