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…

Curried Pumpkin Soup…shades of Fall

CURRIED PUMPKIN SOUP This soup screams Autumn, but it’s wonderful anytime!  I love the sweet/spicy flavor and the richness the coconut milk gives. The peanut butter is optional and depending on the mood I’m in I’ll either add it or leave it out….the soup is fantastic either way! Serve this with a plate of fresh…

Creamy, warm, and filling…

SALMON CHOWDER This recipe uses a homemade spice blend that I keep just for fish dishes (recipe below). Then when you make the chowder again you have it on hand. It’s good sprinkled on scrambled eggs or in a quiche…Ooooo a salmon quiche….there ya go! I like to bake off the salmon before adding it…

Just another turkey chili…or is it?

TURKEY QUINOA CHILI It’s not the same old, same old!  The addition of nutty, nutrient-rich quinoa, not only stretches the meat, in a budget-conscience time but spikes the protein grams, as well.   Add that to the zucchini, sweet orange bell pepper, and two kinds of beans ……it equals loads of flavor! Filling and hearty,…

High fiber…high flavor…good for you carbs!

CURRIED LENTILS A great vegetarian dish by itself…or add some ham, turkey, even beef to it and kick up the protein even more. This thickens as it sets for a day or so and is hearty for a quick lunch. Make up a pot of fragrant Basmati rice to ladle it over for your family…

Thick and filling…

WHITE BEAN & SWEET ITALIAN TURKEY SAUSAGE SOUP This soup is creamy, slightly spicy and full of nutritious goodies. With lots of protein and complex carbs, it’s the perfect lunch to pack or an easy week-night meal. Serve to your family with a crisp green salad and some crusty, warm whole grain rolls. ~~~~  …

Creamy Broccoli Chowder – comfort in a bowl.

CREAMY BROCCOLI CHOWDER This chowder is one that I turn to a lot, especially when I want a soothing and substantial meal. You can swap the broccoli for any other vegetable.  The cheese is optional and gives a completely different taste.  The carbs come from the garden vegetables and it’s the perfect soup to add…

Big ole bowl o’ green comfort!

SPLIT PEA SOUP   Sometimes, no matter how much you try to gussy a dish up, you can’t get away from how blechy it looks! At least it tastes fab! I’ve been making this soup for years…it’s one of my family’s favorites and is so comforting on a cold day. Full of nutritious carbs with…

Here a bean, there a bean, everywhere a bean…

THREE BEAN CHILI Hon loves anything and everything “Chili”.  And I really think you can’t have too many variations on that theme! I’ve done a vegetarian version here, but certainly adding in some chunks of beef or sausage would be super and still have a different feel than regular chili. Don’t let the 12 cloves…