Soups

Potato Bean Soup

Potato Bean Soup

Cold winter nights demand comfort food, and this hearty potato bean soup delivers. This quick and easy soup is a great way to add healthy carbs and protein to your nutrition regimen without introducing a lot of fat. I make a big pot of this and it lasts a few days, so when we get home from a long day of work and […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

Roasted Butternut Squash & Pear Soup

This roasted butternut squash and pear soup is aromatic, savory yet slightly sweet, and bursting with flavor. Smoky cumin and sweet cinnamon combine perfectly to make this soup rich, complex, and very satisfying. I chose to leave out the non-dairy cream in this soup. I felt it was smooth and creamy enough on its own, and the lack of added fat makes this […]

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White Bean & Corn Chili

White Bean & Corn Chili

Beans are an incredibly rich source of protein, iron, carbohydrates, and dietary fiber; they are a staple in a plant-based diet. Swiss chard is one of the earth’s healthiest foods, high in vitamins A, K, and C, and rich in minerals, iron, dietary fiber, and protein. The addition of Swiss chard to this chili makes it a nutritional power house. Besides being incredibly […]

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Hearty Lentil Soup

Hearty Lentil Soup

One of the things I love about the weather getting colder is getting to make hot and hearty soups and stews. I like to make a large pot of this satisfying lentil soup and keep it around for a couple of days (if it lasts that long!) It seems to taste even better the next day! Serve as a first course in small […]

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Mardi Gras Gumbo

Mardi Gras Gumbo

Cajun food has always appealed to me; partly because of the uniqueness of the flavors and the general spiciness of the dishes, but also because of the mystique of the area. There’s an enchanting aura about that southern Louisiana bayou – spicy creoles and Zydeco music, hearty gumbos and voodoo all mix together in a hot, humid, alligator-infested swamp. Good times… This gumbo […]

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