Category Archives: simple dinners

Matzo Ball Soup

I went to college far away from home, and while I enjoyed almost everything about the university I chose, there were some times when I would have traded it all to be back home. Getting sick was the worst. No one to bring you 7-up, put the television by your bed, or genuinely feel bad […]

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

Roasted butternut squash and apple soup = autumn in a bowl. The soup parade continues–I can’t get enough of it during the colder months. So easy, so delicious, and usually very nutritious. There just isn’t a down-side. In this particular soup, roasted homegrown butternut squash meets local apples and sautéed sweet onions. Set it all […]

Several Bean Stew with Rosemary Garlic Oil

Another hot, nourishing stew to keep you warm at night. I think you could live off of this stew for weeks at a time and be in perfect health. Veggies, whole grain, and protein from the quinoa and beans make it delicous and super-nutritious. The rosemary garlic olive oil gives it a luxurious flavor and […]

Beets and Whole Wheat Linguine

The debate of nature vs. nurture will probably always rage – but when you see characteristics of yourself popping up in a two-year-old, you have to assume genes pass on strong and very detailed traits. My oldest son has inherited my palate – he loves fruits and veggies, will try most foods without hesitation, and […]

Honey Bacon Two Bean Salad

Now that you all weigh an extra 200 pounds after the recent spate of dessert posts, here’s a healthy salad (with the tiniest bit of bacon) to help you detox a bit. Inspired by Honey Balsamic Bean Salad at 101 Cookbooks Honey Bacon Two Bean Salad 1 15 oz can chickpeas, drained and rinsed 1 […]