Soup

Cajun Chicken and Andouille Sausage Stew

This stew reheats beautifully, making it a perfect meal prep item to add to your list of meals for the week. The tomatoes and peppers add freshness and the Cajun seasoning, cumin and paprika provide a wonderful smoky and spicy combo of flavors. Serve this with brown rice, quinoa or couscous. Heat 1 tablespoon of

Cabbage Soup

There’s a number of restaurants I loved going to growing up. I sadly don’t live anywhere close to Charleston anymore and a lot of those restaurants are now closed so I was thankful that my Mom had this recipe in her recipe box. This restaurant served cabbage soup and hush puppies as a starter for

Roasted Sweet Potato and Carrot Soup with Crispy Shallots

This soup is one of my favorites because it’s so simple, but bursting with flavor. The roasted veggies add a nice nutty flavor and the crispy shallots add a pop of sweetness in every bite. Serve this with crusty bread for dipping and a big side salad drizzled with oil and vinegar. You can easily

Chicken and Veggie Stew (Dairy-Free)

I often have several clients requesting meals that are gluten-free and dairy-free. Making meals and snacks that are gluten-free can be pretty simple these days since there are so many gluten-free products available, but making meals dairy-free is a little trickier (especially if you want them to taste good). Soaking raw cashews and blending them

Slow Cooker 3-Bean Chili

Soup season is here and chili is one of my absolute favorite make-ahead meals. This version uses lean beef, lots of beans, loads of smoky spices and a full can of pumpkin (trust me) which adds great flavor and richness. I served mine with a dollop of full-fat plain Greek yogurt and a small sprinkle

Roasted Vegetable and Chickpea Stew

1. Preheat oven to 425. Place diced veggies on a large sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper and roast for 25 minutes, or until nicely caramelized.  2. Place the veggies in a Dutch oven or large saucepan and add diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, Italian seasoning (or fresh herbs), garlic

Simple Tomato Basil Soup

Soup is good for the body and the soul on cold wintery snow days when all you crave is comfort food. Canned tomatoes are one of my absolute favorite items to keep stocked in my pantry (especially for soups and stews) because they are super healthy and also convenient when making quick meals. This tomato

Beef and Noodle Soup

Anyone else feeling like they need a light meal? While the holidays aren’t quite over, today I was craving some veggies (something to balance out the cheese and desserts…). We had some leftover prime rib in the fridge and I knew that would add wonderful flavor to soup (any beef will do – pot roast,

Roasted Root Veggie and Apple Soup with Chicken Sausage

Oh warmth, how I need you. Soups are just what the doctor ordered with all this snowy weather. This soup is so tasty and celebrates all kinds of fall flavors. The combination of sweet, caramelized roasted root veggies, pan-fried chicken sausage and apple cider broth is a perfect balance of sweet and salty. Serve this

Butternut Squash Curry

I love curries – especially ones that are chock-full of veggies. This dish is perfect to make at the beginning of the week and enjoy for lunch because it will keep you full until dinner time. And it’s a great meal to make for any of your vegan friends or those with food allergies since