Quick Jalapeño Pickles

How to "pickle" jalapeños, no canning required, all it takes is five minutes and five ingredients and you'll have these cute little rings of pickled jalapeños. These are "quick" pickles, that means they're kept in the refrigerator and still keep for weeks, even months. And lucky day, that means the jalapeños are always on hand for tacos, nachos or wherever you usually pile on some jalapeños. Better still? Use pickled jalapeños a few rings at a time, whenever a recipe calls for a bit of minced fresh jalapeño. Budget-Friendly Mexican Meal Prep. Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real .

Seasonal Sundays (Week 3) Inauguration Week

Tis a big albeit nerve-wracking week ahead. But a body's gotta eat, right? I've collected some recipes for real food – meaty! – suppers that won't break the bank and just might feed our souls, too. Oh. And chili, because, well, chili to say nothing of chilly.

Winter Stew

A Master Recipe for Beef, Pork, Chicken, Elk, Lamb or Venison plus Your Favorite Winter Vegetables For a memorable pot of stove-top or oven-baked stew, take a look at my signature recipe that I call "Winter Stew" because "almost any meat plus your choice of vegetables and a few other pantry ingredients" is a bit too long, don't you agree? :-) This recipe is my "go-to" stew recipe during cold weather for a one-pot supper, because it "just works", whatever the choices for meat and vegetables and whether cooked in the oven, on the stove or even in a tagine. More good news? Unlike most stews, it tastes good straight out of the pot (no time for flavor melding required) and cooks in an hour. Fresh & Seasonal. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Easily Gluten Free. High Protein. Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 2) Mid January

An inside look at roasting vegetables, big pots of soup to banish the winter chills. Plus is anyone else stress baking again?

Low Fat Vegetable Soup

A low-calorie all-vegetable soup, packed with flavor but made without any added fat. This soup is similar to the famous Weight Watchers Zero Points Garden Vegetable Soup . It's a Weight Watchers favorite but tasty for everyone, not just those who follow Weight Watchers. Fresh & Flexible. Low Fat. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. Weight Watchers Friendly. Whole30 Friendly. Freezes Well. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 1) Early January

It's a big moment, switching years, ditching 2020 for a fresh and soon-to-be vaccinated 2021. For January, for the year, can we live with simple, spare and spartan? Let's start with recipes, simple single-vegetable soups buttressed by hearty soups with slurpy noodles. And breakfasts, sumptuous in their very simplicity. C'mon in and look around. Ideas galore!

Winter Tomato Soup

One of the great pleasures of winter? Tomato soup! This recipe starts with canned tomatoes that are first roasted then slow-cooked to draw out deep, intense tomato flavor. It's the recipe to choose during cold weather and the many months when fresh tomatoes just aren't worth time or money. And my recommendation? Grab some bread and cheese too, people, because homemade tomato soup and grilled cheese are a special winter-worthy combination! Real Food, Fresh & Flexible. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Great for Meal Prep.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 53) Hello, 2021

Hey, All ... only four (four!) more days and we can toss the 2020 calendars into the dust bin. Bonfire, anyone? But hey, recipes, quick-quick. First, Kitchen Parade's Best Recipe of 2020, any guesses? And then to finish out the year, I've gathered a few quick recipes ideas for you. Greens and black-eyed peas for "good fortune" in the New Year. Or how about a Cajun New Year?! Some Dessert Splurges for Small Gatherings. Plus for those of us mentally (or culinarily) preparing for the much-welcome seasonal switch, some healthy choices that bridge the gap between "December food" and "January food". C'mon in, look around. If just one recipe gets a second look (and a cook!), it'll make my day. And yours too, I'm willing to bet.

Savory Roasted Pecans

When people come here for dinner, they know to arrive hungry! To stave off hunger before we eat, I put out small dishes of nuts to nibble on while gathering in the kitchen for the first hellos and catch-up conversation. But so many "party nut" recipes are sugary. Instead, these are totally savory nuts, dark and sultry with just a touch of heat and only slightly addictive – okay that's a lie, they're totally addictive! Even at the last minute, roast some pecans in the oven for a quick appetizer or hostess gift. Fast & Easy Appetizer. Just Pecans & a Handful of Pantry Ingredients. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Potluck & Party Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 52) Christmas 2020

Hey, I know you've got cookies in the oven so this'll be quick, a Christmas-week collection of recipes, including Unusual Choices for Christmas Meals; Inspiration for an English Christmas Dinner; a few ideas for winter fruit salads; some quick 'n' easy Fun with Kids ideas; plus the usual Trending, New, Just Updated. And a new feature that for the moment I'm calling "Made Me Think".