Rustic Turkey Sausage Soup

I didn’t realize the turkey sausage I planned to make soup with was honey garlic rather than Italian, so I changed my dinner plans last minute and this is what I got. I enjoyed it enough to make a point of writing this post so I can remember how to make it again. Enjoy!! Ingredients…

Sick Roommate Chicken Soup

An all around comfort food. Eat it while you’re healthy, eat it while you’re sick. You won’t be disappointed. Ingredients: 4 chicken thighs, diced 2 medium onions, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 celery stalks, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 2 900ml tetra pak chicken stock 3 cups of water 3 cups spinach, chopped…

Chicken Bruschetta Soup with Tortellini

Adapted from a soup that Jen makes, and made my own with added spinach and tortellini. Easy meal for a crowd, and hearty enough to be a main course. Also freezes great, so great for a freezer meal or lunches. Ingredients: 1 large red onion, chopped (what I had in the house, 2 yellow onions…

Whole Wheat Chocolate Banana Muffins

Having too many brown bananas, a craving for chocolate, and a desire for a “healthier” baking option, these came about, and they are delicious! Preheat oven to 350 degrees and paper line or grease muffin tins. Yields 12 large muffins. Ingredients: 4 large mashed bananas 2 large eggs 3/4 cup vanilla yogurt 1/4 cup soft…

Turnip Gratin

The best turnip you will ever taste! This would work well for a potluck style Thanksgiving or Christmas meal – who else would think to bring such an awesome tasting turnip side dish? If cooking for a smaller crowd, cook 1/2 the recipe. Ingredients: 10 small turnips, peeled and sliced 1 1/2 cups milk 1…

Hot and Hearty Soup

I made this once this past winter with a few different ingredients and regretted not writing it down. It turned out even better tonight, so here’s what I did: Ingredients 3 hot Italian pork sausages 1 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp minced garlic 2 med onions, chopped 3 stalks of celery, chopped 3 carrots, chopped…

Cream of Broccoli Soup

Inspired by Martha Stewart. But surely better than her recipe. Ingredients: 1.4 cup unsalted butter 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups water 2 knorr veggie stock pots 8 small leeks (or two large leeks), chopped 1 whole medium head of broccoli (including stem) chopped 1/2 cup 10% cream Coarse salt and ground pepper Method: Melt…

Blueberry Pierogies

Using Pierogi press bought at http://www.jillstable.ca Filling inspired by http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/cottage-cheese-and-blueberry-pierogies Dough and process from http://mypolishkitchen.co.uk/recipes/polish-sweet/recipe-blueberry-pierogi/ Ingredients: For the dough: 2 1/4 cups cake and pastry four,  plus more for rolling dough 1 tablespoon icing sugar 1 egg + 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten together 1 cup warm water For the filling: 2/3 cup blueberry jam 2/3 cup cottage…

Squash Fritters

Stacey sent this recipe today with a note to quickly add it to the blog because people are asking for the recipe. Relatively simple, and a great way to get in your veggies. Ingredients: 3 cups squash grate 1/2 teaspoon all spice 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 large eggs 1/2 cup oat flour (also can use…

Whole wheat yogurt bread

Adapted from: http://www.cookistry.com/2013/03/oat-n-yogurt-bread-machine-loaf.html Ingredients: 1 tsp instant yeast 1 1/2 tbsp honey 1/2 instant oat 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 1/2 cups bread flour 3/4 cup plain 0% yogurt 1 cup warm water Method: Add ingredients to bread maker. I set mine to Whole Wheat, Medium crust, rapid.Cooks for 3 hours 25 mins in my…

Squash Fennel Soup

A new recipe coming from Stacey. Delicious heart-healthy vegetarian soup that starts on the barbeque! Ingredients: 1/2 large Hubbard squash 1 tbsp olive oil 4 cups knorr veggie stockpot 1 bulb fennel chopped 5 small leeks chopped 2 apples chopped 2 star aniseed 2 bay leaves 1 cinnamon stick   Method: Cut squash in half…

Cheesy Rotini

Thought I’d try a “healthier” take on regular old mac and cheese, and came up with this creamy, three-cheese spinach main course dish. I’m not sure its even a tad healthier, but at least you’ll get your greens. Ingredients: 450g rotini 1 tbsp olive oil 1 small onion, minced 1 tsp garlic, minced 2 1/2…