Veggie Chili

Although it’s technically still winter, spring is definitely on its way here in Chicago! The next three days will be in the sixties and there are plenty of spring showers in the forecast. I can’t wait for green grass, leaves, and flowers to return! This weekend we can turn the clocks forward an hour and […]

Chicken Wild Rice Soup

We’ve had an extremely mild winter this year in the Midwest. It hasn’t been too cold. There’s barely been any snow (we haven’t had to shovel our parking space once), and last week it was in the sixties! I wore my flip-flops outside and was comfortable…in February! Most of you are probably thinking, “That’s great!” Me? I’m always […]

Turkey Noodle Soup

Can you believe it’s December again already? I think I’m still in denial despite the holiday decorations lining the streets and the fact that I’ve been listening to Christmas music since before Thanksgiving (What can I say? It makes me happy!). December schedules are always busy: parties, dinners, shopping, decorating, baking, meal planning. Family, friends, […]

Eggplant Lasagna

There are big changes coming to our kitchen this coming Monday! Evan and I will be doing a 14 day cleanse—nothing crazy—but we’ll be eating mostly fruits and vegetables, gluten-free grains, lean proteins, and a variety of nuts. We will not be consuming dairy (including eggs), gluten, sugar, corn, alcohol, caffeine, yeast, soy, or nightshades (which […]

Mushroom & Sausage Ragù with Creamy Polenta

It’s hard to believe that fall is just around the corner. But already I’ve noticed it’s getting dark earlier. I’ve seen Halloween candy and costumes lining the aisles at Target. The neighborhood Oktoberfest has already passed. Pumpkin Spice flavored everything is everywhere (when did this become such a big thing anyway??). And the most jarring […]

Chunky Spaghetti Sauce

In my very first post on this blog I mentioned my spaghetti sauce and promised you the recipe would follow. Well, today is the day! My sauce is full of chunky mushrooms, onion, red bell pepper, and fresh tomato. Not to mention ground beef, a heap of spinach, minced garlic, and spices. This recipe is a crowd pleaser that […]