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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. ...

Nothing to make? Try stuffed acorn squash

There’s nothing to make for dinner. Ever come home and feel that way? You open the refrigerator door, look inside and close it. Then you do it again. There must be something. Some of my favorite dinners start out this way. Stuffed acorn squash is one of them. The situation improves when I ...

Lemon and rosemary pork roast

Just because it’s a weeknight doesn’t mean you can’t have something delicious and healthful for dinner. The trick to not succumbing to takeout after a long day at work is to start the day with dinner in the slow cooker. With a little of your 8 a.m. energy, a meal can cook while you are at ...

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 ...

Mediterranean eggplant tacos

This dish was created on the fly. It started where good meals often start — with what’s fresh at the grocery store. I was interested in tacos for dinner, but I wasn’t sure what kind I wanted to make. Then I saw the beautiful, plump and purple eggplants in the produce aisle of the grocery. ...

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 ...

Apple topping for breakfast

Apple topping is so easy to make. I often prepare it while oatmeal cooks on the stove. In the fall it is a breakfast staple in my house. It is also great on pancakes or waffles.  I'm thinking it would be delicious over vanilla ice cream, but I haven't tried that yet. As a breakfast topping the ...