Creamy Turnip, Carrot, And Potato Soup

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The Best Chicken Ever: Peruvian-Style Roast Chicken with Green Sauce

Editor’s note: Peruvian-style roast chicken is to die for. If you don’t have a Peruvian rotisserie in your town--and even if you do--you owe it to yourself to make this dish at home. Jennifer from Once Upon a Chef has perfected the recipe for the amazingly succulent whole chicken, which is marinated and then oven-roasted until perfectly crisp. --Jane ...more
Looks absolutely divine. My family loves chicken. Must try this sometime.more

Reflections on Turning 30, and a Mushroom and Lentil Cottage Pie That's Just Darned Good

Filled with meaty mushrooms, yummy lentils, and topped with a roasted garlic, sweet potato crust, this cottage pie is just as hearty as any meat pie, but so much healthier! Image: Courtesy of the Suburban Peasant ...more
@The Suburban Peasant 30 wasn't bad for me at all. 40 was another story. :-)  At the end of this ...more

No Bake Energy Bars

Over the past few months, I have cobbled together a few different "no-bake" bar recipes to find the perfect, easy, delicious energy bar! They take about 10 minutes to whip-up and are stored in the freezer. The longest a batch has lasted me is a couple of months, though I'm sure they'd be fine in the freezer for up to three months. These energy bars are perfect for labor snacks, postpartum snacks, after-school snacks, or any time you need something to grab and eat in a hurry. They are so easy to make that little ones can help, too! ...more

Homemade SpaghettiO’s: Way Better Than the Cans

Editor’s note: Uh-oh, SpaghettiO’s. I couldn’t help but have that jingle pop into my head when I saw the long list of additives in a can of SpaghettiO’s. Jennifer from Mother Thyme thought much the same thing, so she came up with a homemade version of the kids’ favorite. Do you think it’s OK if we still sing the song when we make it ourselves? --Jane ...more
This is one of my FAVE lunch recipes: ...more

Instant Pot (Pressure Cooker) Red Lentils with Sweet Potato

Here is a simple recipe I made with my Instant Pot electric pressure cooker that serves two:1 small/medium onion, peeled and diced1 sweet potato, peeled and chopped1/2 cup red lentils, rinsed1/2 tsp cinnamon1/4 tsp chipotle chili pepper powder (mine is Kroger grocery store brand)1/4 tsp garlic powder2 tablespoons Sushi Rice Vinegar 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes1 1/2 cups water ...more

Slow Cooker Chili (Gluten-Free)

Last-Minute Valentine's Day: Make a Classic Champagne Cocktail

Editor’s note: Don’t worry if you haven’t yet planned an elaborate meal for your sweetie today. Denise from Chez Us has you covered with this Classic Champagne Cocktail. All you need is a bottle of bubbly, bitters, a sugar cube, and a lemon twist. And if you really want to get fancy, Denise also shares her cheat sheet to Champagne 101. --Jane ...more