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One Pot Wonder- What’s simmering away today?

It’s Sunday afternoon and yup, you guessed it, something is simmering away on the stove.  Before I tell you what it is, I want to tell you that Sunday is my favorite day of the week.  Usually, Saturday is spent doing the have-tos: Laundry, cleaning, school work, etc. (these things have been blown off on occasion this winter to ski on Saturdays). Sunday mornings always start the same way: with one of John’s yoga classes at Evolution.  That is, my favorite class of the week.  The people and community are great and we always have a lot of fun.  Today we went deep into the hips which I’ve needed to do for a few weeks now.  Thanks John! Yesterday, I pretty much did nothing because the cold that I have been fighting decided to show it’s face (I’m feeling way better today).  So, some of the have tos were done today, but that’s okay….I’m still enjoying this somewhat mellow day.  What is your favorite day of the week?

On the stove right now is a soup made of the veggies I had.  Into the pot went:

These 2 always go into the pot...

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 small mini zucchini, diced (1 would have been sufficient if they were a normal size)
  • 2 portobello mushrooms, chopped
  • about 3-4 cups shredded cabbage
  • 1 can of Great Northern beans (I intended on using dried beans, but I forgot to soak them last night so I resorted to the can)
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves (just for cooking- take them out when you eat this)
  • salt and pepper

Directions: Put all ingredients in the pot and simmer for awhile 🙂

Happy Sunday Everyone!



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One Pot Wonder- Winter Veggie Soup

We’ve got a snow day today!  It’s snowing like crazy out there.  I’ve been dreaming of skiing during this storm for a couple of days, but the conditions of the roads have not allowed that. BUMMER!  Most people that live around here put snow tires on their cars for the winter.  I’ve never done it, but I might give in next winter. Since I can’t go play on the mountain, I am enjoying a low key day here at home.  And as I’m sure those of you who know me could have guessed…..I’m cooking up something yummy.

Winter Veggie Soup

Here’s what went into the pot today.  As usual I started with a little olive oil.  I haven’t eaten it yet, aside from the few tastes that always happen along the way, but I think I might be topping a bowl of this goodness with parmesan cheese for lunch.  I cooked the onion and garlic for a few minutes before adding the potatoes, squash, broth and tomatoes.  That all simmered for about 40 minutes before I threw in the beans and kale.

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 potato, cubed
  • 2 cups butternut squash, cubed
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 1 24 oz. can pureed tomatoes
  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1 bunch of red kale torn into small pieces


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One Pot Wonder- Coconut Red Lentil Soup

I made this one pot wonder over the weekend to share with some friends.  It made a lot.  We had enough for 5 of us, plus I got 2 lunches and a friend of mine kept some leftovers. It was really good and you all should try this at home.

I didn't take a picture of the finished soup. Here are the red lentils I used. Besides tasting amazing, it was also a cool color because these little suckers are such a pretty color.

Into the pot went:

  • a few tablespoons of olive oil, plus a little bit of Mongolian fire oil
  • 2 red onions, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • some fresh ginger, chopped up pretty small
  • 2 jalapenos, diced
  • 2 cans light coconut milk
  • 4 cups veggie broth
  • 2 cups red lentils
  • 2 bunches cilantro, chopped
  • a few scallions, sliced
  • salt
  • juice from 1 lime

The ingredients went into the pot in the order listed.  I let the onions, garlic, ginger, and jalapenos cook for about 5 minutes before adding the rest.  After I added the lentils, I let it all simmer for about 40 minutes and added the cilantro, scallions, salt, and lime juice at the very end.  I removed it from the heat and just stirred in those ingredients.  I will definitely make this again soon.


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One Pot Wonder- A bunch of yummy stuff in a pot.

I was out-of-town yesterday which meant I didn’t have time to do any cooking for the week.  Good thing I had today off from work.  It was definitely time for another one-pot wonder.  I had intended to make a cauliflower and chickpea stew and somehow  I forgot to buy the cauliflower didn’t even look at the list that I wrote and left the star ingredient at the store.  However, I love this one pot wonder and can’t wait to eat it for lunch this week.

Those of you who have spent any time in a kitchen with me already know that unless I’m baking, I rarely measure.  Along with about a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, here’s what went into the pot:


2 Field Roast Italian Sausage

One onion chopped up and (not pictured) one clove of garlic.

  • cumin, crushed red pepper, ginger, salt and pepper.
  • A can of tomatoes



    A whole bunch of chopped up mushrooms....shitake and baby bella




    An entire bag of baby spinach

    An entire bunch of cilantro, chopped up and thrown in.


    A little less than a cup of couscous






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    One Pot Wonders

    What are you cooking tonight?  I am cooking one of my famous “One-Pot Wonders”.  They are definitely world famous and if you have not been lucky enough to taste one of these, you are missing out!  Lindsay used to have the privilege of eating these for dinner with me when we lived together, but she moved to Boston and now she is totally missing out.  You might be wondering, what exactly is a one pot wonder? By definition, of course, it is anything that requires only one pot to cook the entire meal.  I hate doing dishes.  This is perfect for me.  Tonight’s one pot wonder will serve as my dinner tonight and some lunches this week.  I started with a couple tablespoons of olive oil and threw in the following:

    One pot wonders that involve tomatoes or tomato sauce are traditionally topped with parmesan cheese. You should try this at home.

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