Laksa

Wow it's been busy! For those of you who don't know, I work in public health. I specifically do preparedness. When disease outbreaks happen, we go into action. This means very intense work. Emergency preparedness is not for the faint of heart. However, it is rewarding work. We will figure out this current coronavirus outbreak, [...]

Zuppa Toscana

This week's recipe was inspired by watching a video by Laura Vitale from Laura in the Kitchen. She did a Zuppa Toscana recipe that looked great, but there was a lot of fatty meat in it and lacked vegetables. I wanted to make a healthier vegetarian version that would give you all of the comfort [...]

Navy Bean and Escarole Stew with Vegan Feta and Olives

We've finally had the hard frost we've been waiting for here in Michigan. If you haven't heard we have had an unusually high amount of cases of eastern equine encephalitis or EEE. It's a nasty disease that mostly affects horses, but can also infect humans. It has a high fatality rate. We even sprayed for [...]

Split Pea and Broccoli Soup with Turkey

Since I have this lovely turkey frame from my Thanksgiving in July post, I figured I'd better make something from it.  This will be the third meal I get from this turkey.  The breast went to extra protein for Tony.  The dark meat ended up in the Mexican Turkey Stew.  Now the leftover turkey frame [...]

Beef, Brown Rice and Mushroom Soup

Looking through my pile of recipes, this one caught my attention.  What's not to love about a soup with beef, brown rice and mushrooms?  The original recipe from Very Well uses some high sodium ingredients like canned mushrooms and reduced sodium beef broth.  Yep, reduced sodium beef broth is still too much sodium for a [...]

2017 Thanksgiving Leftover Lentil Stew

Ok.  So now you have that turkey carcass and a bunch of leftover turkey.  My brother and sister-in-law do not typically use the carcass (we ate at their house on Thanksgiving).  So I decided to take it home along with the rest of the leftover turkey.  We cooked a bone-in turkey breast this year, which [...]