Slow Cooker Vegetarian Cannellini Bean and Kale Soup from Kalyn's Kitchen

Thanksgiving is over, and it's time to re-group with a healthful dish that's warm and comforting. I also think the Monday after a big cooking weekend is the perfect time to pull out the slow cooker, and this Slow Cooker Vegetarian Cannellini Bean and Kale Soup that I made recently can even cook all day on low if you're at work. I used chicken stock because that's what I had in the freezer, but if you use vegetable stock and skip the shaved Parmesan, this tasty soup can easily be vegan, and whichever way you choose, I promise this is a delicious Meatless Monday option. ...more

Farro Risotto with Cannellini and Basil from FamilyStyle Food

One thing that's fun about eating less meat is the way it helps you discover delicious new foods that you might otherwise have missed. I remember how excited I was when I first tried farro, a type of whole grain wheat from Italy that's becoming more popular in the U.S.  Some types of farro need to be pre-soaked, but if you look in an Italian market you can find a type called "semi-perlato" that cooks quickly. When I saw this recipe for Farro Risotto with Cannellini and Basil on FamilyStyle Food, it sounded like a perfect Meatless Monday dish, and if you haven't had farro, I'm betting you'll like it. (Farro is not gluten-free but most recipes using it can be made with brown rice for a gluten-free version.) ...more

A Collection of Pureed Soups

Not only are Pureed Soups pure comfort food, but they're also perfect for anyone on a liquid diet or a pureed/soft food diet. Whether you're recovering from a cold, wisdom tooth extraction or dental surgery, or having trouble swallowing, pureed soups are the perfect medium for making sure you get a nutritious meal even when you're not feeling at your best....more

Chris- great idea using pureed beans to thicken soup and make them creamy without any butter or ...more