Harvest bounty in a bowl!

MY FAVORITE VEGETABLE SOUP You can’t get more basic than this!  It is so good on wintery day.  SO good. Simple, easy, extremely full of nutrition, and vegan, even…unless…you want to add some chicken, turkey, ground beef, even hunks of firm fish…whatever you like.  Anything goes in this pot o’ deliciousness! The following is how I usually make…

Smooth Operator…

CURRIED RED LENTIL SOUP When you’re in the mood for something decadent tasting but not a heavy meal, this will do just fine.  Silky smooth and slightly spicy, with an exotic bent that is luxurious and comforting, this soup takes no time at all.  I used chicken broth, but using vegetable broth makes it completely…

Let’s make soup!

Don’t know about where you are, but in my neck of the woods this last month and a half have been a little drizzly and dreary.  And by a little I mean nothing-but!! Time to warm up. Soup always makes you feel better – the act of gathering the ingredients, chopping the veggies, smelling the…

Let’s just jump in and BATHE in this, shall we?!

MEATLOAF MINESTRONE This soup is filling and so easy…it doesn’t take hours to simmer, but can be on the table in 50 minutes! Full of vegetables and  chunks of leftover meatloaf floating in a seasoned broth….for your family add a crusty Italian loaf rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil and there’s your complete…

Start to table…under one hour…

ITALIAN SAUSAGE SOUP Fast, hot, easy…your family will love it and it’s a great way to sneak some veggies past the kids.  (Okay…you can see the veggies, but they’ll want to eat them!)  Serve with garlic bread for the family and a quick Caesar  Salad for an “Italian” meal that will be a hit. This…

Freezing? Warm up with creamy, protein-filled comfort!

CURRIED WILD RICE & CHICKEN CHOWDER I love this chowder – thick, rich, without being full of fat and calories.  Chicken chunks paired with chewy wild rice – just a touch, enough to give the illusion without too many added carbs…easy and filling.  The ingredients list is long, but it’s quick to put together! Serve…

Warm and filling…a great vegetarian dish

LENTIL BARLEY SOUP (AKKK…I was almost tempted to use Rachel Ray’s term and call it a Stewp…Stoup ?… – but I’ll control myself.)  This is very soupy the first day, and then gets thick and more like a stew.  Whatever….it’s wonderful, and adding in some unflavored protein powder can still give you a great shot…

“Wendy’s” Chili…do you want onions and cheese with that?!

“WENDY’S” CHILI Hon loves Wendy’s chili – he would buy and eat it every single day…and does! My friend sent me an e-cookbook of copycat recipes and this was one of them.  I changed it up a little bit, and made the first batch.  I held my breath as SuperMan ate one…and then two bowls…

Meatball Stew – protein packed and easy

MEATBALL STEW Need a quick supper? Fix this dish and even the pickiest eaters in the house will gobble it up. Toss a crunchy salad full of dark greens and colorful red and yellow peppers, radishes, some purple onion slices, and deep black olives. Dowse it with a splash of olive oil and balsamic vinegar…sprinkle…

Green is beautiful!

CREAMY GARLIC & EDAMAME SOUP This soup will bring a little Spring to your dreary winter! Fresh and bright with low-carb, high-protein edamame and fragrant, creamy garlic…add a bag of protein crisps and you’ve got a gourmet lunch. ~~~~   2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cloves garlic, peeled 2 bay leaves 4 cups shelled edamame,…

Moroccan Chicken Stew

MOROCCAN CHICKEN STEW with ALMOND PESTO Thick, hearty, sort of spicy-sweet…this stew is very filling and maybe a little different than you’re used to. Serve it on top of couscous made with chicken broth and lots of black pepper for you family. This is very good topped with the Almond-Cilantro Pesto, but traditional store-bought pesto…