Mediterranean Diet Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Healthy Recipes

Mediterranean Diet Slow Cooker Cookbook: 100 Healthy Recipes

The healthy deliciousness of Mediterranean fare, the convenience of slow cooking The captivating flavors of Mediterranean food aren’t its only draw—the cuisine is packed with healthy ingredients like fresh produce, whole grains, and succulent seafood. With 100 set-it-and-forget-it slow cooker recipes, the Mediterranean Diet Slow Cooker Cookbook lets you enjoy the benefits of a Mediterranean diet—no long [...]

Whole Food Vegan Baking

Whole Food Vegan Baking

Delicious Recipes Using Healthy, Natural Ingredients Vegan baking made even healthier―and just as delicious The classic cookies, cakes, and pies in Whole Food Vegan Baking have been transformed into better-for-you versions of themselves that still taste fantastic. Most vegan baking includes refined sugar and other processed foods, but these recipes are made with only natural, whole food, [...]

In My Kitchen : Soup on

In My Kitchen : Soup on

Slow Cooked Potatoes Soup : is on the menu for today . Ingredients 8 slices bacon2 pounds russet potatoes peeled and 1-inch diced2 cloves garlic minced3 sprigs fresh thyme leaves removed from stem, or 1/2 tsp dry1/2 onion diced1 teaspoon black pepper3-1/2 cups chicken stock1 cup cheddar cheese shredded1/2 cup sour cream1/3 cup heavy cream3 green onions green tops sliced thinly Cook bacon until crisp. Let drain and chop. Set aside to use. In a 6-quart slow cooker add potatoes, garlic, [...]

Mexican Wedding Cookies

Mexican Wedding Cookies

How did Mexican Wedding Cookies get their name?The beginnings of the Mexican wedding cake cookie are far removed from Mexico. Food historians believe that it has its origins in medieval Arab cookery; the Middle East has a long tradition of rich special-occasion pastries using butter, honey, sugar, spices and nuts. INGREDIENTS For the cookie dough: 1 cup pecan pieces1 cup ( 2 sticks) unsalted butter at room temperature3/4 [...]

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

What is wedding soup called?Its original name in Italian is minestra maritata and it was translated to “wedding soup”, when in fact, a more appropriate translation would be “married soup”—as in green vegetables (minestra) blend very well (maritata) with meat. The marriage isn't a marriage between two people, but between vegetables and meat. 1 large egg, lightly beaten1 tablespoon dry [...]

Chicken and Pasta Casserole

Chicken and Pasta Casserole

Our family favorite casserole is a penna pasta casserole with Chicken and cheese. 1-1/2 cups uncooked penne pasta 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained3 tablespoons tomato paste3/4 cup chicken broth2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese1/2 cup grated Romano cheese 1 [...]

Soup Month * Vegan White Bean Soup

Soup Month * Vegan White Bean Soup

Today in my kitchen : Vegan White Bean Soup 1lb. dried Great Northern beans, soaked overnight if possible, drained & rinsed*3 carrots, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)2 stalks celery, diced (about 1 cup)1 onion, diced (about 1 1/2 cups)3 cloves garlic, minced1/2 tsp sage, 4c vegetable broth2c watersalt and pepper to taste Soak beans in water at least 4-12 hours, or overnight (see [...]