Slow Cooker Bison Stew

October 9, 2012
Slow Cooker Bison Stew from

As I mentioned in my last post, fall sports season is here.  With 5:00 games and practices, dinner becomes quite a challenge.  To avoid a week filled with drive-thru dinners, I pull out my trusty slow cooker and let it do the work for me.  There’s nothing better than walking in the door after a […]

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Chicken Coconut Curry Soup

August 27, 2012
Chicken Coconut Curry Soup with Basil and Sriracha from #glutenfree

Jeff and I were sitting around at lunch time on Saturday and suddenly had a hankering for curry.  I found out how easy it was to make the week before when I made shrimp curry for the first time.  Basically all you need is curry paste, coconut milk, and a little chicken broth.  Easy peasy. […]

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Easy Turkey Chili

January 28, 2012
turkey chili recipe

In case you missed my Mamavation recipe post this week: It’s 5 pm and you have nothing planned for dinner, what do you do?  Grab some fast food?  How about making your own fast food that is healthy and delicious?  This chili recipe is easy enough to throw together in 30 minutes, and the whole […]

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Rainy days, meat puzzles, aebleskivers and quinoa chili

December 14, 2011
hearty quinoa chili recipe

The past two days have been rainy and dark. As desert rats, we hardly know what to do with ourselves. Seriously, what do you do with your kids on the second rainy day? We never have to think about things like that! Jeff made a blanket fort for the kids in their new bunk bed […]

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Butternut Chili and a Healthy Soup Roundup

December 4, 2011
vegetarian chili

Oh the weather outside is frightful, and a bowl of soup is so delightful… Is that how the song goes? It’s finally feeling like winter here in Phoenix, with nighttime temperatures dipping below freezing.  This time of the year, I always realize I don’t have any real winter clothes in my closet.  A few light […]

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Southwestern Turkey Soup

November 28, 2011
Southwestern Turkey Soup Recipe

Just in case you aren’t tired of turkey yet, I wanted to share with you what I did with our leftovers. This soup came together in a flash, and can be thrown together with whatever you have on hand (would be great with chicken too). I happened to have a can of fire-roasted tomatoes, some […]

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This Week’s Bounty & a recipe for Roasted Tomato Basil Soup

September 24, 2011
organic tomatoes on the vine

It’s Saturday morning, the air has a hint of coolness to it, and I am sitting here pretending that it will feel like fall today.  The windows are open, a breeze is blowing through the house, and tomatoes and garlic are roasting in the oven.  I probably have another hour before I have to close […]

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Beef & Artichoke Stew

May 18, 2011

Remember when we steamed our first batch of artichokes last week and restrained ourselves from eating the hearts?  As hard as it was, we saved them for a good cause, a big pot of beef and artichoke stew.   I used organic, grass-fed stew meat, tons of veggies and a splash of good local beer.  The […]

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Curried Lentil, Potato, Cauliflower and Spinach Soup

January 19, 2011

Lately, I have been on the hunt for lentil recipes.  After picking some up at Sunflower Market last week, I realized just how easy, filling and economical they can be.  And with my organic Bountiful Basket overflowing with veggies this week, I didn’t want any of them to go to waste.  This soup turned out […]

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Easiest Chicken Tortilla Soup

November 11, 2010

The perfect quick and easy meal to warm you up on a cold fall day.  Seriously, this is so easy!   Easiest Chicken Tortilla Soup with Tortilla Crispsinspired by Sam the Cooking Guy Ingredients: -4 cups fresh salsa -4 cups low-sodium chicken broth -1 rotisserie chicken, skin removed, de-boned and coarsely chopped -1/2 cup fresh […]

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