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Pumpkin chili with peppers

Warm and comforting food doesn’t have to be unhealthy. This chili is loaded with good-for-you foods, including pumpkin and peppers. If you serve this chili to family or friends, no one will likely know or ask if it has pumpkin in it. The chili’s color is still very red. The pumpkin puree ...

Easy split pea soup just vegetables

There is no ham in this soup. I’m not against it, but I really do like split pea soup that is just vegetables. This soup can cook in a little over an hour. You can soak the peas overnight, if you like, but it is not required. The theory is that it will save some cooking time. I generally ...

Eggplant stir-fry

I have tired from the rich foods at the holidays. I’m ready to fill my whole plate with veggies. Eggplant stir-fry is a nice, light meal to help you return to normalcy. This is a great lunch or dinner recipe that requires minimal effort in the kitchen. You cook the vegetables while the rice ...

Potato soup without milk, cream or cheese

December is full of decadent dishes, so it is nice to balance out the richness with simple and healthful meals. This potato soup recipe makes a great lunch or light supper, perfect for a cold day. There is no milk, cream or cheese in this potato soup, because I generally prefer non-dairy soups. ...

Red lentils with broccoli, mushrooms and Parmesan cheese

Cooked red lentils with vegetables and Parmesan cheese may look like mush, but it is delicious mush. These legumes have a decent amount of protein as a main dish, and they are rich in fiber. You'll notice red lentils are no longer red once cooked. Instead, they appear split-pea green. This ...

Black bean and sage soup

The weekend is my favorite time to make soup, but this recipe for black bean and sage soup is simple enough to throw together any day of the week. The sage provides a distinct flavor, and both fresh and dried sage work well. Feel free to adjust the ingredients to what you have available. ...

Turkey sloppy joes great World Series meal

While sloppy joes are typically made with ground beef, I like to substitute turkey as a more healthful choice. The hot and messy sandwich is a great, at-home-option for dinner during the World Series. I’ve never ordered a sloppy joe at the stadium, but the sandwich seems to be in the same ...

Butternut squash soup with apples

This butternut squash soup is great to make on weekends during the fall. It takes some time to prepare, so it is something to have cooking while you do projects, work on chores or relax. This recipe does not include cream, and the soup is not pureed. My take on butternut squash soup is stew-like ...