Green bean stir fry
It’s summer and fresh green beans are in their prime.
This stir fry combines green beans with white onion and chicken. Yes, you could throw in all sorts of veggies, but there is something about this trio of ingredients I really like.
Put the rice on first, and throw the rest of this stir fry ...
Favorite things pasta: cheddar, bacon, brussels sprouts and avocado
This pasta combines a few of my favorite things: cheddar cheese, avocado, brussels sprouts and bacon. This filling dish makes a great dinner that comes together in 30 minutes or less.
I use all natural, reduced-sodium bacon. And I use paper towels to remove some of the bacon’s grease once it is ...
Honey-drizzled chicken drumsticks
I generally cook recipes with chicken breasts, but once in a while I like to switch things up. Honey-drizzled chicken drumsticks are tasty, simple and budget-friendly. The chicken is baked, not fried, with a touch of sweetness.
Besides the chicken drumsticks, the ingredients are all typicall...
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 ...
Sweet and spicy vegetable stir fry
The beauty of stir fry is you can easily mix and match ingredients you have available to concoct something healthful within 30 minutes.
For this recipe I combine soy sauce, honey and sriracha sauce with onions, carrots and green pepper. The sweet and spicy sauce goes great with chicken, too. If ...
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.
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. ...