Kale and chicken salad with toasted almonds and garlicky dressing

One Sunday afternoon, Pat and I were hungry for lunch. We didn’t feel like going to the store and wanted to use up some leftovers and food we had on hand. We didn’t know we would make the best kale salad we’ve ever made that day (and Pat doesn’t even like kale!). I think what… Continue reading Kale and chicken salad with toasted almonds and garlicky dressing

Beef, sweet potato and collard green soup

If you’ve been following this blog, you’ve probably come to realize my favorite foods: Sweet potatoes and collard greens. And my favorite style of dishes: soups and/or stews. That is because sweet potatoes are often on sale, we had a lot of collards from the garden, and soups are SO easy. It is easy to… Continue reading Beef, sweet potato and collard green soup

Sausage and potato soup with collards and spicy green sauce

I love making soup for dinner because it’s quick, warm and a way to get a serving of greens in. I think people get scared off because they think a soup needs to be cooked for hours or have a lot of complicated technique, or maybe that was just my feeling at first. But never… Continue reading Sausage and potato soup with collards and spicy green sauce

Sweet potato and black bean quinoa chili

When it’s chilly outside – I always want chili! I love a good vegetarian chili that is full of fiber and incredibly filling.  This recipe inspired by the Roasted Root is becoming my go-to vegetarian chili recipe. I like to add a bit of tumeric and oregano to the spices because I think they go very… Continue reading Sweet potato and black bean quinoa chili