curried corn bisque

for the starter to my thanksgiving dinner, i made a curried corn bisque. i really enjoyed this spicy sweet soup which has the heat from the tabasco and curry powder as well as the sweet from the corn. what a great combo! Ingredients 2 teaspoons canola oil 1 cup fresh or frozen chopped onions 1-1/2 tablespoons curry powder 1-1/2 tablespoon turmeric 1 teaspoon hot sauce, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon salt, or to taste 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 2 (16-ounce) packages frozen corn – or – 3 (10-ounce) boxes frozen corn 2 cups low sodium vegetable broth 2 cups water … Continue reading curried corn bisque

michelle obama’s cookbook

American Grown on sale April 10, 2012, combines veggie growing tips with recipes inspired by first lady michelle obama’s White House garden.she’ll use the garden’s offerings as the starting point for seed-sowing, recipe ideas and personal anecdotes and photos the Obamas’ home-base. the aim of the book is to show how “increased access to healthy, affordable food can promote better eating habits and improve health of families and communities across America,” according to the publishers at Random House, who will donate all the profits to an unnamed charity. during a tour of the not-so-secret garden, officials passed out a pamphlet with … Continue reading michelle obama’s cookbook

curried winter vegetable stoup 2

ever since i made rachael ray’s curried winter vegetable stoup over 2 years ago, it has become an annual winter staple and i make it half a dozen times every winter. it is just so flavorful, hearty and delicious! because i’ve made it so many times, i would add or substitute different vegetables in the stoup, which is a wonderful thing about cooking. you can change a recipe to suit your taste or health needs. in the past, i’ve added tofu and mushrooms but my newest ingredient i’m excited about: quinoa. so here is version 2 of rachael ray’s curried winter stoup. who … Continue reading curried winter vegetable stoup 2

5 foods that can trigger a stroke

stroke is the number-three killer in the U.S. a stroke occurs when a blood vessel in or leading to the brain bursts or is blocked by a blood clot, starving brain cells of oxygen and nutrients. jere are five foods that cause the damage that leads to stroke. 1. Crackers, chips, and store-bought pastries and baked goods Aim to limit trans fats to no more than 1 or 2 grams a day — and preferably none. Avoid fast-food French fries and other fried menu items and study packaged food labels closely. Bake your own cookies, cakes, and other snacks. Search out … Continue reading 5 foods that can trigger a stroke

chilli con jamie

i found this recipe on jamie oliver’s food revolution site a few months ago and i finally made it tonight. jamie oliver’s touch is much lighter and healthier but still quite tasty. my first try at this recipe came out much soupier than it looked on jamie’s site, perhaps because i added mushrooms to the recipe. Ingredients 2 cups hot coffee, decaffeinated if needed – or – 2 cups beef or vegetable stock 1 large dried chile (ancho, chipotle, or guajillo) 1 tablespoon olive or canola oil 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 … Continue reading chilli con jamie

feed your allergies

if you, like me, have been suffering from allergies this spring, you are in desperate need of relief! besides praying for rain to wash away the pollen, it would be nice to have other natural remedies. so is helpful to learn that there are foods and herbs out there that may provide natural allergy relief: 1. Broccoli Broccoli’s high in allergy-relieving vitamin C and it’s a member of the crucifer family, plants that have been shown to clear out blocked-up sinuses. Researchers have found about 500 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C a day can ease allergy symptoms, and just one cup … Continue reading feed your allergies

healthy packaged foods

in our busy schedules, it would be hard to make everything from scratch. so, it is good to know that some packaged foods we can find in our local supermarkets are healthy. according to the editors of Prevention, here are twelve that are healthy, tasty, trans-free and low in sodium and sugar: Cereal: Ambrosial Venetian Vineyard Granola This sweet and crunchy organic granola wowed our tastebuds with its combination of walnuts, dates, and raisins. It packs in heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids and 28 g of whole grains and has no added oil. Healthy highlights:Though it’s a little caloric, at 230 calories … Continue reading healthy packaged foods

m’s tomato chicken soup

i love m’s chicken & vegetable soup and since it’s winter, we have it often! m often adds different ingredients to spruce it up but today it went in a different direction! so here’s m’s new chicken soup with an added tomato base. i still like m’s chicken & vegetable soup best but this is my second favorite! Ingredients 3 to 4 chicken thighs with bone ~ remove skin for light, low fat soup 1 large daikon radish, peeled and cut into chunks 6 carrots peeled and cut in chunks 6 celery stalks cut in half 2 large onions cut into quarters … Continue reading m’s tomato chicken soup

collection: 50 easy soups

food network provided a handy collection of simple soup recipes. when you need an inspiration, there’s got to be one of the 50 soups listed that can go with your meal! Basic Chicken Chop 1 onion, 1 celery stalk, 2 carrots and 1 tablespoon thyme; sauté in butter until tender. Season with salt and pepper. Add 6 cups chicken broth; simmer 20 minutes. Add 2 cups shredded cooked chicken, 1/3 cup mixed chopped dill and parsley, and some lemon juice. • Chicken Rice Make Basic Chicken Soup (No. 1); omit dill and add chives, chervil and tarragon. Stir in 1/3 cup … Continue reading collection: 50 easy soups

spicy tofu seafood broth (suun dubu)

as it is my first time making korean food, naturally i’m making all the dishes i love. my favorite korean main dish of all time is suun dubu – a spicy tofu seafood broth. it is usually served in a ceramic clay pot, called a tukbae-gee, to keep the broth hot even when removed from heat. this broth is usually very spicy but can come in milder levels. the perfect way i like it eat it is to pick up a spoonful of rice and dip it in the broth, picking up some tofu and seafood and then eating each … Continue reading spicy tofu seafood broth (suun dubu)

beef stew

i’ve been trying to be good about using up leftover veggies and herbs from previous dishes so i challenged myself to finish up the celery, carrots, mushrooms, onion and thyme as well as an open carton of vegetable stock from my thanksgiving dinner. so i chose this recipe because it uses up all of my fresh veggies and herbs! i love lots of vegetables in my stew, so i bumped up the veggies and included mushrooms. i also love lots of sauce in my stew so i added more stock and diced tomatoes. finally to give it more nutrition, i added … Continue reading beef stew

maple sweet potato soup

to start my thanksgiving dinner this year, i decided to make a sweet potato soup. i found a few sweet potato soup recipes i was curious to try but what drew me to this one was that it tied into my thanksgiving dinner theme: apple cider. i also liked that this soup was paired with a sandwich to dip: grilled cheddar-apple dippers. i knew sweet potato and maple syrup works very well together when making roasted sweet potatoes so i was pretty sure i would enjoy this soup flavor. to bump up the apple flavor of the soup, i added 1 … Continue reading maple sweet potato soup