Tortellini Sausage Soup with Veggies

Tortellini Sausage Soup with Veggies

Nice with a glass of wine, a salad, and some crusty bread. Serves 6-8 Olive oil 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup thinly sliced onion 1/2 cup diced bell pepper (I like red) 1 teaspoon marjoram 1 teaspoon thyme 1 teaspoon chili flakes (optional) 1-3 andouille or Italian sausage, sliced into disks, (optional) 1 bunch […]

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Roasted Yams or Sweet Potatoes with Chipotle Cream

So simple but so tasty. Serves 3-4 2 large yams or sweet potatoes Olive oil Salt and pepper Chipotle cream Heat oven to 375 degrees Cut yams into thick slices crosswise, trimming off ends, so they can lay flat on a baking tray. Grease a baking tray. In a bowl, toss the sweet potato slices […]

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Shitake Mushroom & Winter Squash Risotto

Creamy, filling, and so satisfying. Stay close while cooking, you need to keep up on the stirring. 3 ½ – 4 cups vegetable or chicken stock Cooking oil 1-2 tbs. butter 1 medium delicata or small butternut squash – 1 1/2 cups of cubed or sliced pieces 1 small yellow onion, chopped, or ½ cup […]

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Caramelized Vegetable and Meatball Soup

Winter is all about hearty soups and chowders. This is one of my favorites. Make extra and freeze. 1 small, peeled and seeded butternut squash 1-2 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled 2 carrots 2 large parsnips, peeled 2 cups chopped kale 3-4 garlic cloves, peeled, cut if extra-large into medium pieces olive oil 1 lb. […]

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Immune Boosting Soup

This is my template for a soup I use throughout the cold and flu season. I always make enough to freeze and have on hand should maladies threaten. Also nice for recovery. 6-8 cups chicken or vegetable broth 1-2 tbs. olive oil 1 onion, diced 1 bulb garlic (at least 10 cloves), minced 1 1?2 […]

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Squash, Chorizo, and Sage Tart

This tart makes a great appetizer or main dish with a green salad. For an easy way to cook and cut squash see the end of the recipe. 1 puff pastry sheet, defrosted if frozen Olive oil Salt and pepper 1 butternut or delicata squash ½ lb. chorizo ground sausage 1 cup grated cheese, I […]

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Holiday Salad

I love it when the pomegranates and persimmons come into season. So beautiful and festive. Here is one of my favorite holiday salads. Don’t worry if you don’t have all the ingredients, just use what you have, make it yours.I have also added roasted beets, pickled red onions, spiced nuts, broccoli or cauliflower florets, and […]

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Spiced Nuts

½ cup of sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tbs chili powder 2 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp cayenne pepper large egg white 4 cups nuts of choice Preheat the oven to 300°. Coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray or better yet parchment paper for super easy cleanup. In a bowl, whisk the sugar with […]

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Chocolate Dipped, Candied Orange Peel or Ginger

These are easy but look very gourmet and make great gifts or after-dinner treats. Orange peel from 3-4 oranges ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate baking chips or bars Cut the oranges into quarters. Separate the peel from the pulp. Use the pulp for juice or eating. With a spoon scrape off most of the inner white […]

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Winter Squash

Feel like you need to get out the hatchet to prepare those hard winter squashes for cooking? Place the whole squash on a greased tray, make shallow cuts in the surface, and roast in the oven at 350 until it gives when you press on it. Remove, let it cool slightly, cut it in half […]

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Coconut Fish Soup

Sounds weird but actually quite tasty. You could sub in leftover chicken if you’re not a fish fan. Cooking oil ½ cup chopped leek, shallot, or onion ¼ cup chopped orange, red, yellow or green bell pepper 2 cups kale, stems removed and chopped, leaves chopped separately 3 cloves garlic minced 1 tsp. cayenne or […]

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