Rustic White Bean & Greens Heart Healthy Soup
While I made this Rustic White Bean & Greens Heart Healthy Soup two days after January 1st, you could easily serve this on the big day to encourage luck and good fortune! We, like many of you, enjoy Black-eyed peas or beans, collard greens cooked with ham, and golden cornbread on New Year’s Day. These are after-all good luck foods and lord knows we need all the luck we can get these days.
Heart Healthy Turkey & Sweet Potato Southwest Chili
My motivation for this Heart Healthy Turkey & Sweet Potato Southwest Chili was to deliver a flavor packed hearty chili. You know the kind even your manly man will eat. But packed full of nutrients without extra calories. Because let’s face it, most of us don’t need empty calories and are perfectly happy as long as we’re satisfied. This chili is definitely satisfying.
Colorful Caribbean Coleslaw with Citrus Dressing
Colorful Caribbean Coleslaw with Citrus Dressing is bursting with bright tropical flavors. If you’re like me, you are hanging on to every bit of summer. I wanted to make a coleslaw recipe that sings of summer. Bright, cheerful, and refreshing. I also wanted to make a Jerk Turkey Burger and knew this would pair perfectly. It’s a Win-Win!
Asian Chicken Salad with Asian Vinaigrette
A rainbow of colorful and healthy ingredients, delightful textures, and savory Asian flavors makes this Asian Chicken Salad a favorite. My favorite. I’m not sure if it’s all the delicious salad ingredients or the dressing I love more. But I’m hooked!
Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad is Simply Delicious
Every plate lunch in Hawaii includes a scoop of Hawaiian Style Macaroni Salad. It’s very basic, but that’s what makes it so good. In Hawaii the plate lunch is their most popular dish. Yes, the poke bowl is a close competitor, but every road side stand, food truck, and hole-in-the-wall restaurant offers a plate lunch. Classically your ‘plate’ will include a protein, then they add two scoops of white rice and a generous serving of this macaroni salad. It’s a carb lovers dream!
Cauliflower Fried Rice
Cauliflower Fried Rice. If you’re craving a low-carb or vegetarian alternative to traditional fried rice, this is the recipe for you. A little sesame oil and soy sauce and you’ve got the flavor profile down. I always add carrots, onion and green peas but sometimes I also add zucchini, broccoli, mushrooms, shrimp, or even bacon.
Shepherd’s Pie – A Classic Comfort Food
If I must choose one beloved dish that reminds me most of my childhood and family it would be Shepherd’s Pie. I would request it for my birthday dinners, when a celebration was in order, or when I just craved Mom’s home cooking.
Spring Thyme Green Minestrone
Spring Thyme Green Minestrone Soup. When I looked into the eyes of my beautiful new fridge I saw shelves and drawers overflowing with ingredients that begged for a chance to play nicely together. The result of nonstop cooking for a week straight. Have you seen our March Meatball Madness posts??! When I studied the contents it became blatantly obvious that my fridge and my well-being needed a big pot of soup!
Vietnamese Banh Mi Chicken Sandwich
Recreating a Vietnamese Banh Mi Chicken Sandwich was long over due. My kid first introduced me to Vietnamese fare. Pho. Coffee. Bakeries. And Banh Mi. Each worthy of their own post. Our Vietnamese Beef Pho post continues to be one of my favorites. Vietnamese Iced Coffee was incorporated into a great day spent with one of my favorite peeps, as we explored various iced coffees.
Steak & Potato Soup
Steak & Potato Soup was a sentimental entry, since it came from my husband Nick. With winter ragging across most of the country, I posed this question on Facebook: What is your favorite soup? I received a nice variety of responses, which included some of my favorite soups like Broccoli Cheddar and Italian Wedding and others that I had yet to recreate at home.