Squash and Lentil Pork Stew

As we here in the United States are influenced by the cultures that live near us, so does the rest of the world.  Here in Michigan we have Middle Eastern and Canadian influences.  Southwestern US has a lot of great influences from Mexico.  This recipe is from New Zealand with influences of Asia.  Nancy Heishman posted [...]

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Thanksgiving in July – Slow Cooker Mexican Turkey and Potato Stew

Have you ever heard of the Christmas in July sales?  I haven't seen them as much lately, but I remembering them being more prominent when the Internet wasn't the main way to shop.  I'm making this post about Thanksgiving in July because I have a full turkey in the freezer from last Thanksgiving and Tony [...]

Vegetarian Butternut Squash Chipotle Chili

I'm always looking for funky chili recipes.  Don't get me wrong, I like a good standard chili.  But chili can be downright interesting.  I've made it with peanut butter and cinnamon.  Squash is another ingredient I like to use in chili.  It provides a sweetness that tastes amazing.  When I found this recipe from Cookie [...]

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 [...]