Category Archives: Main Courses

Customizable Recipe For Your New Year’s Resolution

tortilla soup with taquitos

It’s that time of year again.   Maybe you overindulged a bit over the holidays, even if you didn’t ,  you still might be looking to lighten up your menus and reduce your calorie / carb / gluten / meat or ????  intake.  Your family may be with you in that resolution, or maybe they aren’t fans of your new “Fitness Pal“.  Whatever the circumstance, I have a great solution that you can make ahead, enjoy all week, and customize to please everyone.  

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A Mid-Winter Taste of Spring

About this time of year, when I have had my fill of roasted squash, green beans, mushrooms and all of the flavors of fall and winter, I get a craving for the brighter flavors of spring.  This dish satisfies that craving perfectly.
 steelhead trout
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No-Recipe, Clean Out the Fridge Minestrone

green minestrone

Minestrone is a staple in my house, it’s healthy, loaded with vegetables, and hearty.  It’s a great way to use up whatever vegetables you have in your crisper, and the rest of the ingredients are things that you probably already have on hand in your pantry.

I don’t have a “recipe” for minestrone, I make it with what I have on hand.  The key to great minestrone is starting with aromatics, then adding a combination of vegetables, beans and starch (optional).  You can finish the soup with a little olive oil, fresh herbs, cheese or croutons.  Serve with a salad or crusty bread (or both) – and you have a healthy and satisfying meal.
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