Barley Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash & Kale

Barley Risotto with Roa...

This is one of my favorite dishes which I make often. I have never served it with the pine nuts or ricotta mixture. It tastes great on its own or in a wrap. Add some lean turkey or chicken breast for extra protein if you like.

Yield: 4     (serving size:  1 3/4...

Southwestern Bean & Barley Soup

Southwestern Bean &...

Yield: 6     (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

1 large onion, diced

1 large stalk celery, diced

1 large carrot, diced

2 cups water

4 cups low-sodium...

Hearty Minestrone with Barley, Sage & Beans

Hearty Minestrone with ...

I made this soup last night for a gathering we had at our home and it was really good. I’ve been on a soup kick lately and nothing beats the flavor of homemade stock. I used 32 oz. of my own stock instead of the canned broth.  Instead of fresh green beans I used one 15 oz....

Roasted Pumpkin & Kale Soup with Elephant Garlic

Roasted Pumpkin & ...

Try adding cooked cubed chicken breast or turkey for added protein. I used both pumpkin and acorn squash for this soup and it was yummy. I made a double batch and froze half. It kept well and I will definitely be making it again in the future.

Yield: 8-10 servings

cooking...

Mashed Honey-Roasted Potato Blend

Mashed Honey-Roasted Po...

Hands down this is definitely my all-time favorite mashed potato dish. Whenever a menu calls for a traditional mashed potato side this is the one I always choose. I use the leftovers as a spread inside wraps, on sandwiches, you name it! The texture and flavors are just superb!...

Ginger-Lime Kale with Squash & Chickpeas

Ginger-Lime Kale with S...

This tastes great wrapped up in a tortilla with chicken or by itself. Its very versatile and the pomegranate arils offset the bitterness of the kale nicely.

Yield: 4    (serving size: 1 1/2 cups)

2 cups chopped butternut squash,...

Broccoli Rabe, Butternut Squash & White Bean Soup

Broccoli Rabe, Butternu...

I used regular broccoli and made a triple batch. I froze a lot of it and it kept well. I wasn’t sure how the broccoli would do in the freezer but it tasted fresh and delicious. I really like variety so I used both butternut squash and pumpkin squash.

This is a great...

Black Bean Quesadillias

Black Bean Quesadillias...

These yummy quesadillas are ready in about 15 minutes. If you like extra heat, try using pepper Jack cheese or adding a little minced jalapeño pepper. Makes a great lunch or dinner option for kids and adults.

I made these for the boys the other day while they were assembling...

Cuban-Style Black Beans & Rice

Cuban-Style Black Beans...

Yield: 12     (serving size: 1 cup)

2 cups uncooked long-grain brown rice

1 tsp. olive oil

2 cups chopped onion

2 cups chopped green bell pepper...

Haitian Rice & Beans

Haitian Rice & Bea...

Yum! This makes a delicious salad. Just add fresh chopped spinach and shredded chicken breast.  I didn’t have any shallots on hand so I just used red and sweet onions. I abslutely adore chipotle chiles in adobo sauce so I used about a tbsp. + half. I forgot the balsamic...

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