Black-Eyed Pea Soup {Lucky Bean Soup}

Black-eyed Pea Soup

Last year for New Year’s day I, along with millions of others, made black-eyed peas, and explained to my oldest daughter we eat them because they bring you luck for the new year.  Black-eyed peas instantly became known as lucky beans here, and the girls each enjoyed a large helping.  This year when we headed to the store to buy some lucky beans, I got the question every parent hears […]

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Ginger Butternut Squash Soup with Apple Cranberry Salad

Ginger Butternut Squash Soup and Apple Cranberry Salad

After traveling last week, I came home, put on some comfortable clothes, and went straight into the kitchen.  I have never been so excited for a home cooked meal, a green smoothie, and all the comforts of home.  I was craving my staple this time of year — soup and salad.  Something simple, flavorful, and easy to make since I was tired from all the travel. I’ve been making this […]

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Chicken Sausage Minestra Soup

Turkey Minestra Soup

Well it looks like we are in for some rain today and this hearty and gluten-free soup is going to be a perfect way to wind down and end the day.  Soup is so nourishing and can not only warm the tummy but the heart too!  Why is it that when we get sick chicken noodle is the cure-all?  I guarantee that this soup will hit the spot and fill […]

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Roasted Butternut Squash Ginger Soup

Roasted butternut squash soup

Is it still winter where you are? Well it is scheduled to rain today and soup sounds like it would hit the spot! This is really an easy soup to make and it freezes well. I made this for my family yesterday and my kids couldn’t get enough! It tastes good and is SO good for them! This is totally gluten free and vegan but you certainly don’t feel like you […]

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Let’s Stock the Freezer

chicken soup

Most of the time when I get together with my friends we go out for dinner, but last week we got together and made dinner.  And not just one meal, we cooked three different dishes and made enough for us to each have several portions to take home and freeze.  We had a great time catching up and sharing our stories from the holidays while we all worked together cooking.  […]

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Eating Clean and Green


Eating Clean and Green  –  is not about what you can’t have but what you CAN have! Why do we always think of what we can’t have when we talk about eating good food or when our doctor talks to us about changing the way we eat?  I guess that is human nature, but guess what?  I have GOOD news!  This post is all about what you CAN have!  I […]

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