healthy | Recipes | Salads

Warm Salad with Chicken Cutlets and Goat Cheese

Salads are kinda my thing. I love thinking up creative versions that include veggies, a touch of fruit, a flavorful protein, nuts, something crunchy and tossed with some sort of vinaigrette dressing. I try to keep them light and nutritious. And when the colder months come around, I crave combos that are a little heavier […]

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healthy | Recipes | Soups | Vegan

Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

I know I’m not alone in loving the cooler weather and warmer flavors and colors of fall. Many people don’t realize that the Midwest has some of the most extreme weather–ridiculously hot summer days and bitterly cold winter days. Add in the element of incessant wind and our weather can be downright inhospitable. So, when […]

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healthy | Local Food | Soups

Roasted Chicken Gnocchi Soup

Remember my post on Roasted Chicken? And the following one about making bone broth from that same chicken? Well, here’s where it all starts to come together in beautiful ways after the fact. Let me set the scene. It’s a rainy day and it doesn’t look like it’s going to let up anytime soon. You […]

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DIY Chicken Bone Broth

Our grandmothers were onto something when they made chicken noodle soup or beef and barley soup for friends and family who were under the weather. They knew that bone broths are basically just good medicine, full of warmth and nutrition. Chicken bone broth is foundational to any cook’s kitchen and I have been making my […]

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healthy | Local Food | Meat

Roasted Chicken

Living in an area of the country where there is a lot of farming, I support the local food scene, if not in producing, then at least through my purchasing power. I love that there are people out there who are committed to growing food and raising animals in a sustainable way. It is evident […]

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healthy | Recipes | Vegan

Saffron Cauliflower

I really like Cauliflower. I know it’s not everybody’s thing but I like it in pretty much every format–pizza crust, mashed, riced, raw, roasted. You get the point. So when I saw this recipe for Saffron Cauliflower in Ottolenghi’s amazing cookbook Plenty, which Kitchn’s Cookbook Club featured in January, I jumped right on it. By […]

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