Ginger: The Wonder Root!

Let’s talk about ginger… The crud is certainly going around town this late winter/early spring.  Unfortunately many seem to be suffering from influenza, stomach flu, or both.  Do you know about the amazing healing effects of ginger?  Got a sore throat? Feeling nauseous? Experiencing indigestion?  Just feeling punk?  Think ginger! While it may look a…

Slow Cooker Beef Sandwiches…

French dip sandwiches.  Need I say more?  I mean really…meat, bread, dipping sauce…you can’t get much better.  Oh wait, yes you can!  Make it a slow cooker recipe that you barely have to do any work for and BAM!…better x 10. I pulled out this recipe (one of my favorites) this weekend and I’m kicking…

Cold weather comfort…

Well it is cold and blustery outside today folks…which just makes me think SOUP!  Here’s a copycat recipe for Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana.  I’ve tried this recipe a couple times in the past and was pleased with how it turned out.  I loves me some creamy soup! PS…Sorry to not have put up a recipe…

Sorta Stuffed Peppers…

Ok, for those of you who didn’t play host this Thanksgiving I realize that you are probably lacking the holiday leftovers.  I wouldn’t want you to feel left out of the recipe posts this week, so here’s another one that doesn’t involve turkey! I am going to call them “sorta stuffed peppers”, because I find…

More leftovers…

Oh man, two recipe posts in one day…not only that but two hot dish recipes in one day!  I know you’re about falling off your chair right now and your socks have been rocked.  Here is another option for using up those Turkey Day leftovers.  Annnnnd yes this one also calls for bacon!  Let it…

Thanksgiving leftovers…

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday, full of family time and yummy food!  I was reminded this Thanksgiving of how grateful I am for my wonderful patients and co-workers.  Coming to work everyday is a treat and I am very fortunate that way. Let’s talk food for a minute, shall we? First off,…

Slow cooker soup…

It’s looking a lot like soup weather around here.  It has been rainy and cold for days.  The weather man is saying high of 39 with a 50% chance of snow tomorrow, but all I’m hearing is get out the cozy sweaters and have a nice bowl of soup. SLOW COOKER ITALIAN SAUSAGE AND KALE…

October fest…

‘Tis the season…for pumpkins that is!  Here is a nice little pumpkin recipe for you.  Go ahead, get creative…add any other nuts/seeds/dried fruits that you think would be tasty! PUMPKIN GRANOLA -1 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats -1/2 cup sliced almonds -1/2 cup pumpkin seeds -1/2 cup dried cranberries -1/2 cup pumpkin puree -1/3 cup…

Chicken Tikka Masala…

I know, I know…I’m hung up on the garam masala and Indian spice flavors lately, but they are pretty yummy. Here is a dish that most certainly satisfies the desire for comfort food. Usually Chicken Tikka Masala is made with heavy cream and butter, but this version is a bit lighter with Greek yogurt and…

Keep it simple, silly…

Feel like you never know what to bring for lunch so you’re always grabbing boxed food or getting take-out?  Don’t let lunches stress you out. The first step to making lunch a less stressful ordeal is understanding that leftovers are your best friend! So Pop Quiz: Question:  What do you do when you have a…

Lentils for dinner…

Well I made a run to the Harmony Co-op here in Bemidji over lunch and picked up some lentils and baby spinach.  I fully plan on trying this recipe for dinner tonight.  I’m hopeful that it will be a success. Let’s talk lentils for a minute.  Along with other types of beans, lentils are legumes….

It’s all Greek…Chicken

Want to make a yummy home-cooked meal without turning to boxed or processed food?  Well you can cook with whole food and make flavorful, satisfying, and nutritious meals and it doesn’t have to be complicated. GREEK CHICKEN WITH OLIVES 3 or 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil 5 or 6…