Part of eating a clean diet is including more raw food items in menus. I’ve really been enjoying reading through the cookbooks I’ve been able to review. They help keep me on track to eating healthier. Today’s cookbook is The SimplyRaw Kitchen – plant-powered, gluten-free, and mostly raw recipes for healthy living by Natasha Kysaa… Read More »
I am in love with the Thai Chicken Salad you can get at Panera. Here’s a spin on their salad. Start with some lettuce, I prefer romaine, add in roasted red peppers, edamame, grilled chicken breast, cashews and wonton strips. Top it off with Thai Vinagrette Dressing and an asian peanut drizzle. Yum! … Read More »
Red Lentil Soup with Vadavan (Vadouvan) I am having so much fun playing with spices. This week I’m spotlighting some spices from Teeny Tiny Spice Co. of Vermont (my home state). Today we are cooking with their Vadavan Spice. Vadavan is “an onion based curry blend from Southeast India, Vadavan is a rich and flavorful… Read More »
I love cooking. I love taking a variety of ingredients, mixing them together and seeing what I get. Sometimes I win and sometimes I lose. One of my biggest passions has been cooking with spices. This year I started hitting up the local Farmer’s Markets and it was there that I stumbled upon a company… Read More »
Stop by my other blog “Start Enjoying Life” for the recipe of this amazing Asian Chicken Salad (similar to panera’s).
As promised, although a day late – here is the recipe for the Chicken Chili I made on Sunday. This recipe comes from the Weight Watchers New Complete Cookbook. Chicken Chili Makes 4 servings 8 points per serving Ingredients: 4 tsp olive oil 1 red bell pepper, seeded and chopped 1 green bell pepper, seeded… Read More »
Winter is upon us here in Vermont. We received 33″ so far and it’s still snowing outside. The National Weather Service said we hit an all time high, or at least an all time high in the last 120 years, since they started tracking snowfall. I love snow but I don’t love it this much!… Read More »
I have been on this cooking kick lately. I absolutely love trying new recipes and last week I had some pumpkin soup that a friend of mine made. I used his recipe last night and made my own, very close to his, version of the soup. It was delicious! Roasted Pumpkin Soup (photo courtesy of… Read More »