The Best Homemade Minestrone (and Easiest Cleanup)

The Best Homemade Minestrone (and Easiest Cleanup)

I’ve been craving some lighter foods since it’s so hot outside these days.  While soup doesn’t really sound too much like a summer food, I think it’s a perfect choice.  Broth based soups are really ideal for any time of the year.  Add in some summer veggies and you’ve got a great meal. Minestrone is…

Homemade Vegetable Soup

Since starting marathon training a few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to work with a nutritionist through my job.  I eat clean most of the time and generally get my recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.  One of the suggestions the nutritionist had for me was to add more vegetables.  The information that she…

Cheesy Broccoli Soup

As the weather gets colder here, I’ve been dreaming of warm, comfort foods.  One of my favorite comfort foods is soup.  There’s just something about a warm, steamy bowl of soup to warm your insides.  Even though we haven’t seen our first freeze in Texas yet (or even temps below 50 degrees), I’ve already started…

Avocado Lime Chicken Soup

I’ve been craving soup lately.  Perhaps it’s wanting something light or maybe it’s just wishing for fall when cradling a warm bowl of soup feels great.  Since it’s still mid-90s here for now, I’ll have to go with something lighter.  This Avocado Lime Chicken soup is perfect for a lighter meal and will be great…

Tomatillo and Black Bean Soup

Tomatillo and Black Bean Soup

I recently joined a neighborhood co-op to get fresh fruits and veggies and this is the first week to get a basket.  We were thrilled with all of the food we got.  Coincidentally, my husband has also mentioned several times that he wanted me to make something with tomatillos.  In our co-op basket we had…

Kielbasa and Spinach Soup

Kielbasa and Spinach Soup

Since reducing my family’s meat consumption over the past year or so, I’ve been trying to find ways to incorporate a little meat into our diets from time to time.  You see, my family seems to think they cannot live without meat in their lives.  While I disagree with that and can live a full…

Spinach Lentil Soup

Spinach Lentil Soup

A couple of weeks ago I started a 21 day purification program that eliminated certain foods from my diet.  While most people do detox programs like this to lose weight, I am trying to figure out if I have any food sensitivities that are causing problems for me.  As part of the program, I can…

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

Vegetarian Black Bean Soup

We’ve been trying to incorporate more vegetarian meals into our diet and gradually decreasing the amount of meat we consume.  Mr. Real Food has always been a big meat eater but he was willing to give it a try.  He loves beans so was willing to try more meatless meals that involved beans.  I can…

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Taco Soup

Every family has certain things about them that they keep within their inner circle of friends and family.  My family is no different – except that I’m about to expose it to the world.  I’ve never publicly admitted this before but admitting it is the first step, right?  So here goes….my family eats an excessive…

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

Slow Cooker Lasagna Soup

When I told my family we would be having lasagna soup for dinner, they looked at me quizzically.  You see, lasagna is always a big hit at my house but we don’t have it frequently because it takes so long to make and it’s probably more cheesy goodness than we really need.  So there has…

Beef and Red Bean Chili

Beef and Red Bean Chili

Mr. Real Food loves chili so I challenged him to come up with a recipe that I could share with all of you.  According to Mr. Real Food, chili is must have food for football watching.  Considering that I’m not a football fan, I had to disagree.  But I went along with this idea and…

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

Slow Cooker Chicken Tortilla Soup

When it comes to cooking, I’ll admit that I’m a little lazy, especially on weekends.  By the time I get done with grocery shopping and laundry and all the other stuff I have to get done over the weekend, I just don’t want to cook.  But I still want to eat well.  So this was…