Flu Fighter

The finished soup.

As everyone knows, it is flu season.  Many will go the traditional route and get a flu shot which is fine if that is what you prefer but I believe in the healing power of good food so I bucked the norm and chose not to get a flu shot for anyone…

Butternut Tomato Bisque

Garnish with fresh ground pepper and a dash of hot sauce. Shown here with Avocado Corn Muffins.

Butternut Tomato Bisque Prep time 10 mins Cook time 90 mins Total time 1 hour 40 mins   You have to use all fresh ingredients to get the right taste. Recipe type: Soup Cuisine: Vegetarian Serves: 8 Ingredients 4 medium tomatoes chopped (approximately 5 cups) 2 cups cubed butternut squash 1 leek…

Feta & Cilantro Egg White Omelet

The finished omelet shown here with a whole wheat english muffin and a dollop of mint chutney.

Above: The finished omelet shown here with a whole wheat english muffin and a dollop of mint chutney. As much as I love to cook and am knowledgeable about food, it still seems like it is a constant struggle to eat as healthy as possible while getting enough protein. The best way…

Green Pea Soup with Mint

Green Pea Soup with Mint served with croutons

This is a great recipe for using dried peas and the taste is light and fresh. I adapted this from a book of Indian recipes. Green Pea Soup with Mint Prep time 30 mins Cook time 1 hour Total time 1 hour 30 mins   The frozen peas added at the end…

“Buttery” Baked Macaroni & Cheese

Buttery Macaroni & Cheese served with butternut squash and kale

Above: Buttery Macaroni & Cheese served with pureed butternut squash, braised kale and fresh tomato “Buttery” Baked Macaroni & Cheese Prep time 30 mins Cook time 15 mins Total time 45 mins   The secret ingredient is the butternut squash! I’ve tried other vegetable fillers but this is the best. Recipe type:…