Spicy Pinto Beans with Smoked Turkey – Crockpot Recipe

Spicy Pinto Beans with Smoked Turkey – Crockpot Recipe

This time of year is always schizophrenic in Tennessee. It’s not spring yet but we’re starting to see blooms on the trees already. One day it’s 70 degrees, the next day it’s 40 degrees. One day there’s snow flurries, the next day it’s warm enough to go without jacket. Believe me, I’m not complaining. I would much rather have it this way […]

Lentil and Sausage Stew with Greens

Lentil and Sausage Stew with Greens

  I haven’t wanted to mention this but I’ve been trying to change the way we eat. Nothing drastic – just a few small changes to incorporate more healthy foods into our dinners.  After 7 years of marriage, I’ve learned not to make a big deal out of things like this. When I decided to stop […]

Goat and Lentil Stoup

Goat and Lentil Stoup

      Joining a CSA has been a lesson in open mindedness for us. You never realize how much you’re set in your foodie ways until you get thrown a curve ball or two.  Goat meat is a curve ball. When we opened our CSA bag and started sorting out our haul, I was slightly taken aback […]

Country Ham Chowder with Collard Greens

Country Ham Chowder with Collard Greens

  Mother nature has a bizarre sense of humor. Just last week I was debating on unpacking my warm weather clothes  and planning my spring herb garden. This week I’m bundling up in blankets and wearing sweaters and long socks. Mentally I had moved onto warm sunny spring weather but mother nature slapped me back to […]

Lamb and Vegetable Stew with Thyme

Getting tired of beef stew? Substitute lamb and you have a completely different taste. This a lowfat variation of a classic lamb stew that has lots of super tender chunks of meat and veggies. Leeks can be pretty dirty so make sure you clean them well before you put them in your stew.   This recipe is easy but it takes some time so […]

How to make homemade vegetable stock

Making vegetable stock is so simple that now I wonder why I never tried it before. Since the weather has turned cold,  soups and stews are showing up on our table more and more often. I was prepping a soup recipe a few weeks ago and started reading the ingredient list on  store bought vegetable broth. It contained malodextrin, glycerine, and disodium something or other among […]

Snow Day Spicy Brown Lentil Soup

It’s amazing what you can come up with when there’s too much snow outside to get to the grocery store. This should probably more accurately be called “clean out the veggie bin and pantry” lentil soup. Lentils are a great blank canvas. Toss them in with any aromatics and a good flavorful liquid and you’ve got yourself […]

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