Too cold to think about anything BUT a warming bowl of soup? Try my meatless yet oh-so hearty (and healthy) slow cooker Barley & Bean Soup.
It’s been a wild few days here in New England. With 20 inches of snow on the ground and more in the forecast, I’ve been cooking up some nutritious new soup recipes for my resident snow blowers, Tim (crazy dad removing snow from roof) and Simon (helpful teen making sure crazy dad doesn’t fall off ladder).
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Eating for overall good health and diabetes prevention just got a whole lot easier with this family-pleasing recipe for Chicken Veggie Stir Fry. Over 80 million Americans of all ages have prediabetes, which puts them at risk for developing type 2 diabetes—a disease that can lead to blindness, kidney failure, and blood vessel damage. [more]
Family dinners don’t have to be bland or boring. Add a subtle smoky twist to your next make-your-own taco night by using my secret flavor booster: chili chipotle powder. Sunday dinners at my house often revolve around some sort of fish taco recipe. This weekend Josh was home from college, so I wanted to make something satisfying, nourishing, [more]
We created these easy Nachos for Two topped with guacamole, cilantro, and black beans for a fast and healthy Meal Makeover Mom lunch this week, but you can also serve it as an after-school nosh for the kids or a party snack while you’re watching football (in which case, you may want to double or triple the [more]
Are you the kind of home cook who makes meals on the fly, or do you look for inspiration from cookbooks, food bloggers, and celebrity chefs. On this week’s Cooking with the Moms radio podcast, Liz reveals her favorite chef and cookbook author, Yotam Ottolenghi. With four cookbooks under his apron strings—Plenty, Plenty More, Ottolenghi, and [more]
This colorful, fruity cocktail is made with vodka and elderflower liqueur and then mixed together with muddled orange and lemon slices, blueberries, and mint. Our Citrus Blueberry Blast is refreshing, gorgeous to look at, and we created it for a very special occasion! We went well outside our usual Meal Makeover Mom culinary comfort zone when we [more]
Tamales. I had enjoyed them in Mexican restaurants but never considered making homemade tamales for myself… until my friend, Catherine, invited me over for a tamale-making gathering at her house. Tamales are packets of corn dough with a savory or sweet filling. They are usually wrapped in corn husks or banana leaves and steamed. Tamale [more]
Red, orange, green, and yellow bell peppers remind us of colorful Christmas tree ornaments, so use that to your advantage this holiday season to introduce your family to nutrient-packed peppers. Rich in vitamins C and A, peppers are versatile, crunchy, and filled with big flavors. You can slice them and serve with our Rainbow Veggie [more]
This lightened-up Overnight Sausage and Mushroom Breakfast Strata will hit the spot for breakfast or brunch. The English muffins add a fun, playful twist for kids. Every month, we participate in the Recipe Redux blogger cooking challenge, and this month’s assignment was to“grab your nearest cookbook and ReDux the recipe on page 42 or 142.” Recipe Redux [more]