Mealtime Mama: Garden Vegetable Soup


Now that the weather’s getting colder, a big bowl of homemade vegetable soup sounds GOOD.

Our Mealtime Mama sponsor My Brother’s Salsa cooked up this recipe:

Garden Vegetable Soup

4 tbsp Olive Oil

1 cup celery, diced

Mealtime Mama, My Brother's Salsa½ cup yellow onion, diced

1 tsp minced garlic

3 small zucchini, sliced into bite-sized pieces

15 oz. can okra, drained

15 oz.  can yellow corn, drained

28 oz. can petite diced tomatoes

Four 15 oz cans vegetable or chicken broth

3 tbsp lime juice

1 cup My Brother’s Salsa Original—Medium

Salt and freshly ground Pepper to taste


Heat olive oil over medium heat; add onions, garlic; cook until softened; add carrots, potatoes, zucchini, & mushrooms and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; add broth and increase heat to high;bring to a simmer. Then add corn, okra,  tomatoes, Original Salsa, and salt/pepper; reduce heat to low and cook until veges are tender yet slightly crisp, about 20 minutes (don’t let them get mushy); remove from heat. Serve with crusty bread or corn bread.

Gluten-free note: to ensure this recipe is gluten-free, carefully read the ingredient label on any packaged store-bought items used.

For more fabulous recipes, pop over to Helen’s online table HERE. The website is full of fun stories and inspiration for dinner tonight!

Mealtime Mama: Easy Greek salad recipe

Mealtime Mama, My Brother's Salsa

I (Shannon) love, love this salad, but I can’t remember who gave me the recipe.

In our recent move, the note card fluttered to the floor out of one of my cookbooks. If this is your recipe, friends or family, please speak up and let me know!

Greek Salad

1 bag or head/bundle of leaf lettuce

1/2 cucumber

1 can whole black olives (drained)

1 can diced tomatoes in basil, olive oil, garlic (drained)

Feta cheese (4 oz)

Greek dressing (to taste)

Directions: Mix together the ingredients and chill until ready to serve.

Thanks to My Brother’s Salsa for sponsoring the Mealtime Mama category. This is not Helen’s recipe, but if you’re looking for ideas you should stop by her My Brother’s Salsa website. CLICK HERE to visit the site.

Mealtime Mama: The Ultimate Chili Cheese Dog from My Brother’s Salsa

chili dog my brother's salsa

Just in time for Labor Day cookouts and tailgating, Helen at My Brother’s Salsa is sharing a recipe with us for the Ultimate Chili Cheese Dog.

Doesn’t that look amazing? We love football and fall :)

Here’s the recipe for Helen’s chili cheese dogs:

Mealtime Mama, My Brother's Salsa1 lb. ground chuck

1 Tbls. olive oil

1 tsp. chili powder (more if you like spicier)

1 tsp. salt

1 tsp. onion powder

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1 Tbls. prepared mustard

1/2 cup My Brother’s Original Salsa

1 16 oz. jar My Brother’s Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Directions: Brown ground beef in olive oil.  Add the seasonings, My Brother’s Original Salsa, My Brother’s Black Bean and Corn Salsa.  Heat through, add 1 cup of the shredded cheese.  Stir to melt the cheese.  Spoon on top of your roasted hot dogs.  Top with mustard, chopped red onions and shredded cheese.

For more fabulous recipes, pop over to Helen’s online table HERE. The website is full of fun stories and inspiration for dinner tonight!

Mealtime Mama: Mexican street corn

street corn

We’ve really been enjoying the recipes from our Mealtime Mama sponsor, My Brother’s Salsa. And, oh my goodness, this Mexican street corn looks AH-mazing. Can’t wait to try it!

This time Helen of My Brother’s Salsa had a special guest helping her make the how-to video: her sweet granddaughter Caroline :) Watch below:

You’ll need:

Mealtime Mama, My Brother's Salsa8 ears of corn, grilled

2 Tbls. melted butter

1/2 cup mayonnaise

2  Tablespoons of My Brother’s Original Salsa (we like to use HOT)

1 Tbls. freshly squeezed lime juice

1/4 -1/2 tsp. sea salt

Cotija cheese, grated

freshly chopped cilantro

Directions: In small mixing bowl combine the mayonnaise, My Brother’s Original Salsa, lime juice, salt. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Grill corn – takes about 10-12 minutes to grill a freshly shucked ear of corn on your hot grill.  (You can use sauce on any cooked ear of corn if you have a different method of cooking you prefer)

Brush melted butter over cooked corn, spread sauce on each ear of corn, top with cotija cheese and choppped cilantro.

Click here to see more of Helen’s delicious recipes!

Mealtime Mama: Summer Peach Guacamole

peach guac

It’s peach season, so we are excited that Helen at My Brother’s Salsa has given us a wonderful recipe that uses one of our favorite fruits.

She even made a video for us about how to make her Summer Peach Guacamole (the written recipe is also below):


Mealtime Mama, My Brother's SalsaTwo fresh summer peaches (peeled, diced)

Two ripe avocados (peeled, diced)

4 Tablespoons My Brother’s Tomatillo Salsa

optional:  sea salt, freshly chopped cilantro

Directions: Combine ingredients in small mixing bowl and stir gently. We would also add that you should serve it with My Brother’s Organic Corn Tortilla chips. Yum!

my brother's salsaCLICK HERE to see more of Helen’s recipes and also read about how she got started making My Brother’s Salsa. The website is fun to visit!