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Spiced Pumpkin Lentil Soup

spiced pumpkin lentil soupToday we are going to talk about soup.  I despised soup as a young adult.  Afterall, it came out of a can.  When I started to make my own homemade soups, I realized that canned soup did not compare at all in flavor and texture.  Homemade soup is a really easy meal to make as well.  I enjoy eating soups over fall and winter the most because they help to warm you up.  This spiced pumpkin lentil soup is especially warming and filling. Continue reading

Rhubarb Tagine

Rhubarb Tagine 2Rhubarb is one of my spring-time favorites.  It is most often used in desserts, but that tangy flavor goes well into so many other things!  I don’t make that many desserts either, so I have to get creative to find ways to enjoy rhubarb.  Rhubarb and dates combine to make a rhubarb tagine that is both tangy and fruity! Continue reading

Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein

Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein with ChopsticksQuick meals are a must for many cooks.  Having a few easily adaptable recipes makes quick meals that much more simple – you can use what you have on hand and skip the trip to the grocery store.  Spicy Sesame Mushroom Lo Mein is fresh and fast to put together on those busy weeknights without much time.  Continue reading

Fish Tacos with Pineapple Salsa

Fish tacos with pineapple salsa and red cabbage slawIt’s Monday morning and it’s raining.  Days like this really make you appreciate the weekend!  The weather this weekend was beautiful and I managed to get outside to do some yard work.  It has been a long spring for us in Southern Illinois, and I have been trying to soak up as much as possible before the summer heat sets in.  These fish tacos with pineapple salsa are a great refreshing dinner after spending the day in the sun! Continue reading

Vegan Fried Rice

Vegan fried rice

Fried rice is such an easy meal to whip on a weeknight, I tend to make this vegan fried rice a lot.  Having a few different variations on a classic recipe makes it easy to eat this simple food frequently and not get tired of it.  Pineapple Fried Rice is another great variation to a classic.   Continue reading

Tomato Coconut Curry with Cauliflower and Chickpeas

Tomato Coconut Curry with cauliflower and chickpeas_2

Curry is one of those dishes that can be made in about a million different ways, with so many different ingredients!  It can be hard to narrow down what you want to try when it comes to making a curry recipe.  It can also be difficult to find all the ingredients locally available.  This tomato coconut curry with cauliflower and chickpeas is made with simple ingredients and spices, so it will be easy to make and enjoy! Continue reading

Apple Date Chutney

Apple date chutney ingredients

Chutney is a great way to add a huge layer of flavor to a dish or recipe.  If you are unfamiliar, it is a condiment or side dish traditionally used with many Indian dishes.  Most are made with fruit, vinegar, and spices.  This combination of sweet, acidity, and spice pairs well with almost any dish! Continue reading

African Peanut Stew with Kale

African Peanut Stew

When I first came across the idea of peanut stew, I did not like the sounds of it.  Peanuts will get soggy when they’re stewed, and that texture might be weird.  They are great made into butter, however. The creamy butter from the peanuts is the star in this dish, not stewed peanuts.  Don’t be afraid! Continue reading

Thai Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut squash soup is so creamy and smooth.  It’s a big bowl of warm and cozy that is comforting as the cold weather starts to creep in.  This butternut squash soup has a twist from the original.  It’s infused with Thai flavors that make it even more rich and special.  And a little bit spicy, because that’s how I roll…!

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Pineapple Fried Rice

Pineapple Fried Rice with ScallionsIn my kitchen, fried rice is not a way to use up leftover rice.  It is a way of life.  Fried rice is a great idea to use up leftover rice, but I rarely have enough to make a batch…unless I plan for it and make lots of extra!  Fried rice is so easy to make, you won’t need to get takeout fried rice after trying this Pineapple Fried Rice recipe! Continue reading