Showing posts from January, 2021

Seasonal Sundays (Week 6) Early February

Hey all, tis nearly February, how can that be? Today I've gathered together some February-friendly recipes, oranges for Vitamin C, hot appetizers for the Superbowl next Sunday, some mid-winter comfort food dinners. And more, of course. C'mon in ...

Roasted Mediterranean Vegetables

Longing for a mid-winter taste of summer? I hear you. And my friend Karen's new cookbook Family Style: Shared Plates for Casual Feasts delivers one idea after another, including a big platter of barely roasted vegetables like eggplant, bell peppers, zucchini and onion that takes advantage of summer vegetables easily available during the cold months . And that's just the beginning ... Real Food, Fresh & Family-Tested. Hearty & Filling. Budget Friendly. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Meal Prep. Scales from Small Plates to Large Platters. Low Carb. Low Fat. Weight Watchers Friendly. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real . Naturally Gluten Free. Whole30 Friendly.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 4) Late January

For the very first time, a big collection of "concept recipes" ("master" recipes?) that so easily adjust to what's in season, what sounds good, what you have on hand, never turning out the same way twice except, well, delicious.

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!