Tag Archive | "celery"

Bean Chowder

Thursday, March 3, 2011


This hearty two-bean chowder is a healthy comfort food, perfect for the cold winter weather we've been having. Mashing a portion of the beans is a healthy way to make the soup thick and creamy like a chowder.

Sweet and Sour Salad

Thursday, February 24, 2011


This sweet and sour vinaigrette can be used in many ways and you can adjust the ingredients according to your taste. As for the ingredients in the salad itself, you can use whatever you have on hand.

Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


This version of Chicken with Forty Cloves of Garlic is easy because you put all of the ingredients in a casserole dish, bake it in the oven and forget about it. The end result is a rich, comforting meal. If the thought of forty cloves of garlic frightens you, there is no need to worry. The garlic flavor mellows as the cloves cook and when they are done, they are rich and buttery, perfect for slathering on your favorite bread or even the chicken itself.

Lentil Soup

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


Lentils are high in protein, fiber and folate and are one of the best vegetable sources of iron. In a nutshell, the more lentils you consume, the better. This soup freezes well so you can make a large batch and save some for later.

Potato Salad

Friday, April 16, 2010


This creamy potato salad is reminiscent of the classic potato salad that I had growing up. I love that I now don't have to feel guilty while eating it. It is made with light sour cream instead of mayonnaise so it is actually a nutritious side dish loaded with vegetables, healthy proteins and starch.

Chicken Noodle Soup

Monday, March 29, 2010


Chicken noodle soup is a healthy all-in-one meal that provides lean protein, starch and veggies with each bite. It is a comforting meal choice even when you aren't feeling under the weather.

Chicken Dumpling Soup

Friday, March 26, 2010


One of my grandmother-in-law's specialties was Chicken Dumpling Soup. Dumplings come in many forms and there are many countries and cuisines that have some form of chicken dumpling soup. From what I can tell, these dumplings most resemble those found in Hungary and Poland.

Quick Chicken Broth

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


I prefer using homemade chicken broth but sometimes I simply don't have enough time to let a whole chicken simmer for four hours. Using chicken breasts instead of a whole chicken is a shortcut that will get you homemade chicken broth in only about an hour.

Chicken Broth

Tuesday, March 23, 2010


Once I tried making chicken stock and realized that it actually wasn't that hard to make, I decided to try making chicken broth. It, too, turns out to be a simple process at its basic level.

Chicken Stock

Friday, March 19, 2010


I have always been intimidated by making chicken stock (and chicken broth). After finally making it, however, I have realized how approachable it really is. There are many subtleties to making a good stock and I know I still have lots to learn by trial and error, but at its basic level, it is a simple process.

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