Comfort Food, Easy, Light, Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

This recipe is deceiving. It seems basic and uninspiring, but then if blows your mind. We adapted this from the NYT Cooking recipe – a 30 minute chicken soup. 5 TBSP extra-virgin olive oil1 lb ground chicken5 garlic cloves, minced2½ tsp ground coriander3 celery stalks, halved lengthwise, then sliced ½-inch thick4 large carrots, peeled and […]

Dinner, Gluten Free, Light, Side Dish

Perfect Brown Rice

Perfect brown rice takes work, and it’s achieved by following the package directions. To help it, we found that you need less liquid than than you think.   Perfect Brown Rice 2 c. brown rice, rinsed 1 small yellow onion, minced 1 Tbsp. olive oil 3-1/4 c chicken stock In a heavy bottomed pan over […]

Appetizers, Comfort Food, Easy, Healthy, Light, Snacks, Vegan, Vegetarian


There are a million hummus recipes out there. Here’s the one I prefer. Basic Hummus 2 cans chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1/2 c. tahini paste (mix well before measuring) 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves garlic 1 lemon, juiced 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper water (if necessary) Add all of the ingredients (except […]

Light, Salad, Sauce, Vegetarian

Lemon, Shallot & Dijon Dressing

This dressing is so creamy that you’d think it was full of mayonnaise, but it’s not. It’s perfectly balanced and amazing with beets. 1 small shallot, minced 1 lemon, juiced 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 tsp. honey 1/2 c. olive oil Salt Pepper Add all ingredients to the blender, and run until dressing is creamy […]

Dinner, Easy, Gluten Free, Healthy, Light, Soup, Vegetarian

Winter Vegetable Chili

This chili has morphed over the years from a Food & Wine recipe to an undeniable tradition at our house. The original had less spice, less veg, and less oomph. This recipe stands on its own, in your face with more of everything. It’s a great option when you want chili, but not the heavy […]

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