Roasted Beet Soup & My New Favorite Green Smoothie

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We had such a mild winter here in Central Texas this year…hardly a freeze at all! So, unlike previous gardening seasons, our fall/winter garden has held out and continued to produce some really delicious greens and veggies right into spring! It’s been a real treat having kale, spinach, and beets…some of my favorites…producing non-stop for [...]

Brunswick Stew and No-Bake Energy Bites

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We having been gearing up for Spring Break around here…it can’t get here soon enough!  We are heading to the mountains in a few short weeks…for some R&R, a few days of skiing, and lots of cooking in between I have been looking through old recipes to get some ideas on what the menu could [...]

Vegetable & Rigatoni Soup

Vegetable & Rigatoni Soup

I found this soup on Pinterest…modified it a bit to suit my family’s veggie tastes and it turned out great !  It is a perfect cold-weather, warm-your-tummy, healthy but hearty soup ! 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves of garlic, minced 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 zucchini, chopped 3 carrots, chopped 1/2 [...]

What to do with Thanksgiving leftovers? Turkey Noodle Soup!

This will be a quick post today as I am about to head out to do some shopping but wanted to share with you my favorite easy soup to make with leftover turkey I make this every year for my family and they love it ! 1 onion 4 carrots 3 stalks celery 2 parsnips [...]

Potato & Lentil Soup, and Fresh Greens with Jane’s 3,2,1 Dressing

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I know…I know…I’ve been going crazy with soups and lentils lately! I apologize for being redundant…but, I love soups this time of year! They warm you from the inside out…they’re yummy…and they’re SO EASY to prepare & serve! Plus, I love that I can just dig through my produce drawer and throw in anything and [...]

Moroccan Spiced Red Lentil Soup

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I’ve been cooking sans oil for the last few weeks because of my Engine 2 Oil-Free Challenge and I’ve discovered that I used to use oil in so many recipes where it simply wasn’t needed. In fact, in most cases, I think the recipe tastes better without the oil…you can really taste the veggies when [...]

Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili

Turkey Pumpkin Chili

Just back from Cabo with the hubby and I feel like I need a vacation from my vacation!!!  I have spent the last 48 hours cleaning the house, doing laundry, checking schoolwork, playing email catchup, grocery shopping…omg I am exhausted!  I’m hoping sometime this week I’ll get a chance to plan/shop/decorate for the wedding shower [...]

Turnip and Cannelini Soup and Spa Martinis :)

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I picked up my co-op veggies last week and when I saw it included turnips I thought “Now what the heck am I going to do with these ?”   I’ve always thought I didn’t like them but I decided I’d try to put them to good use.   I googled some different turnip recipes [...]

Easy Enchilada Soup and Buffalo Chili

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Hi Healthy Friends !!  I am so excited about this cooler weather… and I’ve been busy dusting off some of my Fall recipes ! Wanted to share a couple with you I made over the last week. The first one is from my friend Kristine…I LOVE this because it’s SO simple but so good too…it’s [...]

Acorn Squash Soup, Roasted Beet Hummus and Butternut Squash Hummus

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Happy Sunday !!! I’m so excited to be in the kitchen all day and watch the Dallas Cowboys game…football, food and fun…a typical Fall Sunday around our casa Today, I made another batch of Melissa’s Ladybug bars…my kids SCARFED down the first batch so I made a double batch this time so I can freeze [...]