Crispy Kale Chips

January 23, 2011.   Categories Appetizers, Gluten Free Recipes, Light / Healthy, Vegetarian.

Crispy Kale Chips

Crispy Kale Chips This photo is deceiving (not to mention disturbing as I hate seeing a chip on one of my favorite Vietri bowls…:-(   This looks like a very healthy bowl of greens… but in actuality it’s what I had for a snack during the NFC Championship game.Kale chips are so easy to make.. and they are light, super crispy and completely addictive! Move over potato chips… I’ll take these anytime. Even if you...

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Spicy Lemongrass Chicken Soup

January 22, 2011.   Categories Appetizers, Comfort Food, Favorites, Light / Healthy, Poultry, Soups.

Spicy Lemongrass Chicken Soup

  It’s that time of year…. everyone in our house (except me – - knock on wood) is sick with a miserable cold virus that is making its way through Colorado.  My husband is the latest victim so I decided to make him a soup with enough nutrition and jalapeno spice to knock out the cold. This is easy to make and you can add whatever veggies you desire. The broth is delicious and packed with the nutrients of fresh, lightly...

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Creamy San Marzano Tomato Soup

January 22, 2011.   Categories Appetizers, Favorites, Soups, Vegetarian.

Creamy San Marzano Tomato Soup

The best tomato soup recipe with San Marzano Tomatoes: Being the friend of a food blogger has it’s benefits…. but it sometimes has a price of not being able to dig into the food right away.  Many times I’ll be in the middle of serving food and will think “I should really put this recipe on the blog…” I grab the camera and instruct the famished friend to just wait a couple seconds while I snap a photo. ...

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Apple Pecan Phyllo Triangles (Turnovers)

January 2, 2011.   Categories Breakfast / Brunch, Christmas, Desserts, Featured.

Apple Pecan Phyllo Triangles (Turnovers)

Ingredients: 3 Granny Smith apples, peeled and chopped into small cubes 2 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp real vanilla extract 1/3 cup sugar 3 TBSP all purpose flour 1/2 cup pecans, chopped into small pieces 1 package of phyllo dough, thawed and sitting at room temp for 1 hour 1/2 stick of unsalted butter, melted powdered sugar, for dusting. Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. 1. Add apples, cinnamon, vanilla sugar and flour to a saute pan....

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Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Red Wine & Wild Mushrooms

January 2, 2011.   Categories Chilis/Stews, Comfort Food, Slowcooker / Crockpot.

Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Red Wine & Wild Mushrooms

  Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Red Wine & Wild Mushrooms Ingredients: 3-4 lbs boneless beef chuck, trimmed of excess fat and cut into 1-inch cubes 3 TBSP bacon drippings 1 large yellow onion, chopped 6 garlic cloves, chopped 1.5 cups good quality red wine 3 cups organic beef broth (approximate) 1 tsp dried thyme 8 small (ping pong ball sized) redskin potatoes, quartered 4 medium carrots, cut into 1 inch chunks 3 celery stalks, sliced to...

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