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Food Is Medicine – Minestrone Soup

This entry is part 1 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

It is soup season!  One of our favorite times of the year.  There is nothing nicer than a rainy day, a good book, and soup on the stove simmering.  Here is an easy recipe that can make that day happen for you.  Feel free to add additional ingredients.  We add more garlic, oregano, and broth… Read More

Food Is Medicine – Sweet Potato, Quinoa and Black Bean Salad

This entry is part 2 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

This is a tasty cool salad that can be eaten as a meal or use as a side dish to your BBQ meats.    Preheat oven to 400 F and make ready a large rimmed baking sheet oiled with olive oil. 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes 1 large red… Read More

Food Is Medicine – African Stew

This entry is part 3 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

This is a hot, flavor-filled dish that can be eaten as a meal or use as a side dish to your meats.   Serve over cooked brown rice or couscous. 1 large Onion, chopped 1 large green bell pepper, chopped 2 cups chopped carrots, cooked al dente 2 tablespoons ground cumin 2 tablespoons paprika 1 tablespoon… Read More

Food Is Medicine – Baked Veggie Burritos

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

Having baked veggie burritos in my freezer is one of my favorite time-savers.  I make the filling for dinner and later or the next day roll the extra filling in tortillas, bake and then freeze.  My husband cooks shredded beef on the side to add to his burritos, then we top with enchilada sauce. Cheese… Read More

Food is Medicine – Creole Red Beans and Rice

This entry is part 5 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

This classic Louisiana dish is tasty and filling. Spice it up further with a hot sauce of your choice.  Leftover beans can be frozen in portions using a meal sealing device or freezer containers.  Extra rice can be frozen in portions or place in the refrigerator for use with other dishes during the week.   Feel… Read More

Food Is Medicine – Veggie Stuffed Peppers

This entry is part 6 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

This recipe can use fresh or frozen veggies, but since it is summer I used fresh veggies from the Farmer’s Market and our garden.  This takes a little more prep time but so worth the peak-of-summer flavor.  To keep from heating up the kitchen during the summer months, we bake in our Treager Grill.   These… Read More

Food is Medicine – Cauliflower and Potato Curry

This entry is part 7 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

I’m trying to change up flavors to make life interesting and this curry fits that desire.  The recipe only calls for 1 tablespoon of curry powder but feel free to add more if you wish a more robust flavor.   This recipe can be cooked easily in an Instant Pot or Crock Pot. 1 1/2 cups… Read More

Food is Medicine – Veggie Chili

This entry is part 8 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

The first day of fall is only a few days away and what better way to settle into colder weather than a bowl of chili.  This recipe has a great chili flavor and lots of veggies.  Let it stand alone or, as we recently did, pair it with a juicy grilled burger.  This recipe is… Read More

Food is Medicine – Indian Dahl (Soup)

This entry is part 9 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

Welcome to Fall!  It is a great time for soups and stews.  I wish to kick off this Fall season with a  flavor profile from India.  This freezes well for future meals.  Feel free to change up the spices or add more or less.   2 1/2 cups yellow or red lentils 5 cups of water… Read More

Food Is Medicine – Confetti Twice Baked Potatoes

This entry is part 10 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

Here is a great side dish to your protein source.  It takes a bit more planning as the potatoes must be cooked before filling.   Potatoes can be baked the day before or early in the morning before going to work to make the timing of the final product in time for dinner the same night.… Read More

Food Is Medicine – Veggie Spaghetti Sauce

This entry is part 11 of 11 in the series Food Is Medicine

One of my favorite foods is Italian.  I made a veggie spaghetti sauce by rummaging through my refrigerator vegetable bin, added tomato paste and diced tomatoes with seasonings and wah-lah, I had a sauce.  Feel free to switch up the veggies with whatever you have in the Frig.  Use the sauce on pasta, zucchini noodles,… Read More

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