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Sweet Potato Salsa Soup

I got a new cookbook when we went gluten-free. It’s called Against All Grain, by Danielle Walker, and as of now, it has nearly 1,900 5-star reviews on Amazon, so that speaks volumes. I’m so impressed by not only her recipes, but Ms. Walker also took every photo in the book! Anyway, I’ve tried a couple recipes so far and been pleased. This recipe is my adaptation of her... read more

Basic Vegetable Soup

I was craving a simple vegetable soup…something to use up all the potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes that we keep buying because we forget we have a surplus. I stumbled on this recipe from Alton Brown, and despite the lack of spices, decided to adapt it to fit our family’s tastes. I was initially put off by the lack of spices–my favorite soup, Sweet Potato and Lentil, has... read more

Nutty Breakfast Bites (Gluten-, Peanut-, Dairy-Free)

We’ve gone gluten-free in our house. I’m trying to help manage suspected Hashimoto’s by eliminating wheat, barley, rye, and switching to gluten-free oats and tamari (vs soy sauce), and so far it’s made a big difference in how I feel. No more brain fog. No more required mid-day nap. And the shrinking of my waistline (2 inches in just one week) is a bonus too. If... read more

Roasted Root Vegetables

Happy Easter! I wanted to try out some new recipes for the holiday, so I made a variation of a Butternut, Leek and Toasted Nut Risotto. It was time-consuming and a lot of work, so I had high expectations and really wanted it to be spectacular. Unfortunately…it wasn’t. I thought it was just good. My husband thought it was okay. The kids tried a couple bites and didn’t... read more

Quick and Hearty Vegan Chili

Although I love the two chilis that I make most frequently–Crockpot Vegan Chili and CCK’s Sweet Potato Chili–I was on the lookout for a recipe that required way less peeling and chopping. Let’s be honest–most of the time we want FAST, easy, and healthy meals. This one came together, start to table, in less than 30 minutes. It was a nice change using white... read more

Creamy Zucchini, Spinach, and Corn Soup (Vegan)

I was embarrassed to see that my last recipe post was made almost 3 months ago. It’s not that I haven’t been cooking a lot, but with this summer’s move, I’ve been focusing on fast, familiar recipes. Gnocchi and pasta are my friends.    Still, this recipe, which reminds me of Creamy Potato and Leek Soup, was a delicious dinner tonight, and very simple to... read more

5 Fast, Easy, Healthy Summer Meals

After more than a year and a half of a nutritarian lifestyle, I think I was starting to lose perspective. People eat basically healthy, I thought, so what’s with all the disturbing health news? I was brought back to reality when I saw this recent Meijer sale ad insert in the Sunday paper. It lists “5 days of family meals for under $50.” The meals are 1) toaster waffles... read more

Simple Squash Soup

This is the perfect soup to whip up when you just want something warm, comforting, and easy.  This soup only has a few ingredients and the only chopping you have to do is a single onion.  I use frozen cooked winter squash to cut down on prep significantly. I use the Homemade Vegetable Broth powder to make the broth for this soup. This recipe is adapted from Ellie Krieger’s Winter... read more

Kale and White Bean Soup

I am always excited by a new recipe that uses kale.  After all, kale is the new beef, right?    Kale, in case you don’t know, has a perfect nutrient density score.  Although it can be a bitter, tough leaf, if it’s prepared well, it has a delicious taste.  Massaged kale salad, for example, is divine.  This soup preparation is full of wonderful vegetables, beans for... read more

Southern Indian Squash Curry

Remember those awesome Penzey’s Spices I got for Christmas?  Well, I have been getting their catalog and I love that they share customer stories and recipes within its pages!  I couldn’t pass up a recipe for my favorite type of cuisine–Indian.  This is a mild, delicious curry that the whole family, including the kiddos, enjoyed!  I have slightly altered the spices... read more

Meatless Meatloaf

So delicious!  Nothing quite like a guilt-free comfort food!  The whole family enjoyed this mild-flavored “meat”loaf that derives its bulk from beans and quinoa.  I used dried beans that were cooked in the pressure cooker, so my end result was probably less salty than canned beans, but very, very good.  I also cut down on the prep by using a food processor. The recipe is... read more

Homemade Taco Seasoning

After realizing the taco seasoning I had contained MSG (monosodium glutamate, a food additive linked to everything from headaches to nausea), I found this ridiculously simple recipe from $5 Dinners for homemade taco seasoning.  After mixing it up, I used it in my 10-Minute Tortilla Soup to test the taste.  It was a hit!  My girls didn’t notice a difference and I thought it was incredibly close to... read more

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