Stews/Soups

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 […]

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup 

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup 

Roasted Hatch Green Chile Tortilla Soup is good any time of the year, but especially when fresh Olathe corn and Hatch Green Chiles are in season. These ingredients make it a special late-summer meal in Colorado.  This is a “two-ways” recipe which means that I’ve […]

Old Fashioned Slow-Baked Beef Stew – Gluten-free

Old Fashioned Slow-Baked Beef Stew – Gluten-free

Fork-tender beef, savory potatoes and carrots, slow-baked with tomato and herb goodness! All make this old-fashioned beef stew perfect for the cooler evenings that we’re having in early October. Make this for your next company meal!  It’s a quick prep because you simply chop and […]

Red Beans and Rice 2 ways – Gluten and dairy free

Red Beans and Rice 2 ways – Gluten and dairy free

Red beans and rice 2 ways, slow-cooked in a dutch oven is a spicy, flavorful, classic Cajun dish with tender beans and a rich vegetable base. Make it 2 ways by adding a favorite meat protein toward the end! It’ll take you right to Louisiana. […]

Steelhead Potato Chowder with Bacon

Steelhead Potato Chowder with Bacon

This delicious steelhead potato chowder with bacon is a cross between a fish-and-chips dinner and a loaded potato soup. It’s creamy yet gluten-and-dairy-free. It’s a wonderful mix of flavors, including our leftover almond-crusted steelhead or salmon.  This is the third of three dinners based on […]

Thai Red Curry Ramen 2 Ways

Thai Red Curry Ramen 2 Ways

This Thai red curry ramen 2 ways is a new family favorite, with its warm red color and nutty flavors that complement vegetables and meats alike. We like it with tender chicken or mushrooms, red bell peppers and spinach. It goes together quickly considering its […]

Moroccan Stew 2 ways

Moroccan Stew 2 ways

Moroccan food … mmmm … this Moroccan stew 2 ways has so many things I love. Spices I associate with curries and others that are mysteriously like you’d find in pie. (This is a signature of Middle Eastern cuisine!) Garbanzos and vegetables. Often, a fun […]

Spiced Beef-Lentil Stew

Spiced Beef-Lentil Stew

This One-Pot Spiced Beef-Lentil Stew is exotic yet so soothing. It has the intense flavors of Persian and Moroccan cuisine: vegetables and beef with cinnamon, cumin and ginger. Just close your eyes and imagine palm trees next to your table! And if you already DO […]

Chicken, Black Rice and Zucchini Soup

Chicken, Black Rice and Zucchini Soup

This chicken black rice zucchini soup is simple to prepare yet flavorful. It owes its wonderful colors to the turmeric, carrots, black rice and zucchini. I served it to my “picky eaters” — people who were not on an elimination diet — and no one […]

40-Minute Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff – Dairy-free, Gluten-free

40-Minute Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff – Dairy-free, Gluten-free

I know, I know – the goal is a 30-minute meal. However, it takes time to sear the beef, onions and garlic! And the kitchen smells so great while you are doing that! This 40-minute Instant Pot Beef Stroganoff produces tender beef in a savory […]