Spicy Two Bean Vegetable Chili with Polenta Dumplings

Spicy Two Bean Vegetable Chili with Polenta Dumplings

The weather is getting nippy out and warming meals are exactly what I am craving these days.  Chili is one of the best dishes for this kind of weather that I can think of.  It is warm, spicy and so delicious. If you add lots of beans & vegetables to it, it is a healthy one-dish meal.  It is also one of my husband's favorites! You cannot lose with warming bowls filled with spicy, vegetable & bean chili on a cold day! Here is what you need: (makes 4 servings) 2 cans of…
Roasted Vegetable Quiche

Roasted Vegetable Quiche

I tend to make frittatas a lot because they are so delicious and easy and there is no need to make a crust. But I was in the mood for a real quiche, so to make it extra easy I bought a pre-made crust at the grocery store to make one. This really does make it simple, almost as simple as making a frittata. You just unroll it into your pie pan, press it to the edges and pre-bake it so that it doesn't get soggy. (pre-bake it by putting a piece of…
Savory Harvest Frittata with Butternut Squash & Kale

Savory Harvest Frittata with Butternut Squash & Kale

I was invited to a Feedfeed event at their beautiful loft and cooking & entertaining space in Brooklyn last night. The theme was a Fall Feast called CookForJoy featuring Simply Organic Spices. I actually use these spices in my own kitchen because I believe they are of the highest quality and I also love the fact that they are organic. The folks at The Feedfeed asked us to make a dish of our choice (using spices provided for us from Simply Organic Spice Company) to add to the fall  feast. We were asked…
Vegetable Soup with Beans & Pasta

Vegetable Soup with Beans & Pasta

I love to make soup as the weather gets cooler, and there is nothing like starting off the week with a big pot of warming soup! You can serve it for dinner and then reheat what is left the next day for lunch. This soup is delicious with a little grated parmesan on top and a piece of toasted bread or a baguette to dunk in it. There are so many healthy & colorful vegetables in this soup that you don't even need a salad to get your daily portion! This soup hardly…
Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Pilaf

Roasted Red Peppers Stuffed with Quinoa Pilaf and Topped with Feta This is a great way to use peppers and can be served as a vegetarian entree or as a side dish to meat.  It is very simple to make and looks pretty on a platter! Ingredients: 3 large red peppers (cut in half and seeded) 2 cups of cooked quinoa (rice or couscous can be substituted) a half of red onion (sliced and chopped into pieces) 1 - 2 TB. of olive oil 1/4 cup of black olives 2 TB. of toasted…