Main Dishes

Dishes that form the basis of a meal

Cauliflower Wild Rice Curry Soup

Cauliflower Wild Rice Curry Soup

This vegan cauliflower wild rice curry soup is topped with lightly seasoned chickpeas and other healthy ingredients like coconut milk, pureed vegetables, vegetable broth and curry spices. Be sure to try this good clean-out-the-fridge soup with its savory, creamy base. Is this a good soup […]

Marinated 2-Bean and Green Salad

Marinated 2-Bean and Green Salad

  If you have a perfectly ripe avocado, there is nothing better to do with it than this easy marinated 2-bean and green salad. This dish combines their nutty smoothness with other seasonal ingredients. Cucumbers are refreshing and cherry tomatoes lend their sweet-tart flavors. Then […]

Marrakesh Lamb Korma

Marrakesh Lamb Korma

  This savory, easy Dutch-oven Marrakesh Lamb Korma bakes in a rich sauce of coconut milk, tomatoes and spices. A great company meal, and gluten and dairy-free. An easy prep that requires no last-minute cooking except to assemble your side dishes.    I enjoy curries […]

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup – Gluten Free

Slow Cooker Green Chile Chicken Enchilada Soup – Gluten Free

Green chile chicken enchilada soup is savory, mildly spicy and packed with flavor. It’s so easy to make in a slow cooker – and so pretty with all the toppings – that you’ll want to mix up a batch for a party or just for […]

Shrimp Pasta with Olives and Artichoke Hearts

Shrimp Pasta with Olives and Artichoke Hearts

  This company-dinner shrimp pasta with olives and artichoke hearts is full of Mediterranean flavors that are enhanced with white wine and a little feta. If you love kalamata olives and marinated artichoke hearts (I often eat both right out of the jar) you will […]

“Dirty” Rice Sausage Bake with Vegetables

“Dirty” Rice Sausage Bake with Vegetables

  “Dirty” rice sausage bake is an easy comfort meal for these cooler days or any time! It’s a savory variation on red beans and rice. Make it vegan with a vegan sausage, or meaty with your favorite chicken, pork or beef sausage.    I […]

Thai Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes

Thai Massaman Curry with Beef and Potatoes

  This one-pot Thai Massaman curry with beef and potatoes has a gorgeous golden color and mellow flavor. It’s also incredibly easy to make in the Dutch oven.   You simply layer the ingredients into the Dutch oven, cover and bake. With amazingly little effort […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

Slow Cooker Chicken Curry with Sweet Potatoes

This slow cooker chicken curry with sweet potatoes is a tasty and simple meal that also contains chickpeas, green peas, coconut milk and canned tomatoes. If you like your slow cooker for stir-and-forget dinners, you will love this easy Indian curry. And of course you […]

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

Beef Barley Pumpkin Stew

This Dutch oven beef barley pumpkin stew has tender beef, warming barley and perfectly-cooked vegetables, ready to spoon into bowls and devour. It’s my perfect kind of meal: mix all the ingredients together, cover, and forget in the oven for 7 hours.  And we love […]

Spaghetti Squash Greek Pastitsio – Gluten and Dairy Free

Spaghetti Squash Greek Pastitsio – Gluten and Dairy Free

Greek pastitsio is a relative of lasagna – spiced, layered and creamy. This spaghetti squash Greek pastitsio’s white, creamy béchamel-like sauce gives a beautiful contrast with the tomato-y red and cinnamon in the meat filling. Spaghetti squash strands form the the gluten-free base and another […]