Lentil Chili

Lentil Chili Yield: 6 This is a great dish if you want a chili without beans. It’s quick, easy and tasty – give it a try!Ingredients1 regular red bell pepper (chopped) ¼ cup cilantro (chopped) 5 cloves garlic (peeled & pressed) 1 large yellow onion (chopped) 2 ¼ cups lentils (green) 2 15 oz cans […]

African Stew

African Stew Yield: 4-6 This meal is easy and has a lot of great flavors! I am not sure why it is called African Stew, but the night I made it, my good friend came over and was hungry so I warmed some back up for him. He was born in Africa and he liked […]

Spicy Tomato Soup

Spicy Tomato Soup Yield: 4 Here is a simple, easy, yummy, and (a little) spicy soup. I’d love to tell you how it is leftover, but there wasn’t any. Ingredients1 large sweet onion (chopped) 4 cloves garlic (peeled and pressed) 1 15 oz can chickpeas (drained and rinsed) 1 28 oz can diced tomatoes White […]

Crock Potato Chili

Crock Potato Chili Yield: 4 This is a different spin on chili. A hearty meal filled with a bunch of good stuff. It is a little spicy, so check out the preparation notes for adjustments. Don’t forget to soak your beans the night before! Ingredients1 regular red bell pepper (chopped) 16 regular brussels sprouts (chopped) […]

Minestrone Soup w/Baked Croutons

Minestrone Soup w/Baked Croutons Yield: 4 This meal reminds me of when I first was dating Karen (over 20 years ago). Her family used to pick up this amazing Minestrone soup with these crazy good croutons from a local Italian restaurant there in the Santa Cruz area. I can’t remember what the name of the […]

Cajun Black Bean Soup

Cajun Black Bean Soup Yield: 4 Here is a quick, easy, simple recipe with lots of flavor (and a little heat).Ingredients¼ cup cilantro (chopped) 4 cloves garlic (peeled and pressed) 1 large lime (cut into wedges) 1 medium red onion (chopped) 2 15 oz cans black beans 2 cups veggie stalk (low sodium) 2 Tbsp […]

Power Beet Soup

Power Beet Soup Yield: 4 Okay, I know what you are thinking! Beet soup? That was exactly what I said. I am not the biggest fan of beets. They are super healthy, but what do you do with them? I have blended them up in smoothies and roasted them and have been able to put […]

Cajun Black-Eyed Pea Soup

Cajun Black-Eyed Pea Soup Yield: 6 This is another one of those soups that the girls both enjoyed, even though they aren’t big soup fans. It was great leftover the next day. You’ll see we’re making this one with dried beans so you will want to plan on soaking your beans overnight. Ingredients1 regular green […]

Kidney Bean Pasta Soup

Kidney Bean Pasta Soup Yield: 4-6 Our girls are not big soup fans, but this one got 4 thumbs up! Give it a try. Look at all of that good stuff in there!Ingredients1 15 oz can kidney beans (drained and rinsed) 4 oz whole wheat penne pasta (about 1/3-1/4 of a 12 oz package) (cooked, […]

Miso Soup

Miso Soup Yield: 4 I like soup with substance. This version of Miso Soup is light, but the pasta and tofu give it some great substance.Ingredients2 cups spinach 3 regular green onions (thinly sliced) 5 Tbsp miso paste ½ block firm tofu (chopped into 1/3 inch cubes) 1 package 8 oz soba noodles (cooked) red […]