Three Bean and Quinoa Chili

Three different beans and quinoa make this a satisfying alternative to a typically meat-heavy dish; it will turn a meat-lover into a vegetarian wanna be. 

Three Bean and Quinoa Chili

It’s safe to say that I have a soup obsession.


Soup seriously couldn’t be more perfect in my opinion.

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Southwestern Black Bean and Sweet Potato Soup

One flavor combination I just cannot get enough of is Southwestern flavors paired with sweet potato. That smoky, spiciness found in Southwestern cuisine with the subtle sweetness of the sweet potato is just to die for. I’ve made black bean and sweet potato enchiladas before, and it occurred to me to tweak my favorite enchilada soup a bit to bring the sweet potato enchiladas into a soup form. The results were fantastic, and I think I have a new favorite soup. My toddler really digs it too, so that’s a plus.

I can't get enough of the smokey, sweet, spiciness of this Southwestern sweet potato and black bean soup!

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Red & Green Tortellini Soup  

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Now is the time for family and guests; for a full house, for friends, parties and caroling. It’s time for wrapping up work, prepping the house, hanging decorations and spending time with family. Now if you can balance it all out do please send me your secret. If you are like me though, you are feeling more than a little behind and more than a little exhausted. Trying to fill the days with cheer and merriment can certainly wear a girl out! Feeding all of those guests and family members certainly can do you in as well. The key of course is managing expectations, giving your self a little grace and some help in the kitchen. Now the first two items I can’t help with but the third, readers, I have you covered.

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Sausage, Red Pepper, and Spinach Soup with Quinoa

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year, right? The time of year filled with holiday parties and shopping and trying to get your life in order before the new year begins.

It can be really stressful and cause many people to throw their hands in the air and surrender their healthy habits. Eating out, tossing back a few extra cocktails, and skipping workouts are the norm in December. But they don’t have to be!


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