Curried Red Lentil Soup with Sweet Potato & Swiss Chard
Posted by Arja on April 22 in Soups and Stews
The sun is shining as I write this, and this may (or may not!) be my last soup post for a while. No promises, but the warmer weather and promise of fresh produce from farmers will probably lure me towards other culinary endeavors. But for now, I want to talk to you about how much I love red lentils, especially when combines with curry flavouring! For me, this has become the ultimate in comfort food.Read More →
Why Choose a Plant-Based Diet? Plus a Kale and Bean Stew Recipe!
Posted by Arja on January 15 in Main Dishes, Meatless, Soups and Stews
Whether you’ve made this the year that you take control of your life and health again, or you’re already on your way down the path towards better health, trying to make sense of all the different diet types out there can be daunting. Should you be vegetarian, or vegan? What about going gluten-free? Or maybe you should try following Paleo for a month? Though we say we’re not looking for the next “quick fix”, it’s tempting to make a choice based on the idea that it will make losing weight easier. Whatever your ultimate reason is for choosing one diet style over another, be it politically, medically, or emotionally driven, you should know that you don’t have to put a label on it if you don’t want to.Read More →
Get Your Broccoli Fix
Posted by Arja on November 14 in Soups and Stews
Did I get your attention? I bet you didn’t even know that you needed a broccoli fix! The truth is, whether you love it or not, broccoli is super good for you. It’s a nutritional star, and paired with a small amount of sharp cheese and some beans for protein, you’ll find it so delicious that you may even forget that you’re eating something that is really good for you.Read More →
Soup, Soup, and More Soup!
Posted by Arja on October 23 in Soups and Stews
It’s a cool, rainy day and I’ve got soup on my mind. Summer is lovely, but fall makes me want to get back into my kitchen and cook up steaming pots of deliciousness. I think one of the best things about soup is that it’s so easy to batch cook and have extra for lunches, other dinners, or to stash in your freezer for easy meals another day. The other great thing about soup is that it’s an easy way to get a whole lot of vegetables in you in one sitting! Whether it’s meat-based or vegetable-based, it’s easy to create something hearty, and satisfying that’s still really good for you.Read More →
Kale and White Bean Soup
Posted by Arja on February 12 in Soups and Stews
Weeknights are busy for most people, whether you have children or not. There are late nights at the office, extracurricular activities, dogs that need to be walked and the list goes on. Sometimes, the idea of trying to pull together a quick, healthy meal seems impossible. We have many of those nights around here and our 2 year old son and 2 year old Beagle make every night a busy night whether anything else happens or not!Read More →