Tom Kha Gai

Here is the first recipe of the new year. I wanted to do a recipe that was healthy, fun and easy. I wanted to post something that is totally contrary to what people think eating healthy is this time of year. Many people are countering their weeks of excess with bland, unseasoned poached chicken breast [...]

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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 [...]