Roasted Eggplant Soup recipe made with eggplant, carrots and garlic. This creamy healthy soup is easy to make and only 222 calories a serving. It’s one of my family’s favorite suppers! Recipe is vegetarian and can easily be made vegan.
So here’s how this soup happened. I was sent a eggplant in my weekly vegetable subscription box. Some people would be thrilled, but honestly I wasn’t. I’ve never been a big eggplant fan. Maybe I just wasn’t exposed to the right recipes, maybe I never made it the right away, I’m not sure, but I never learned to love it.
4 HOUR JUICY Slow Cooker Meal for a 6 Pound Whole Chicken! This easy recipe makes the entire meal in the crock pot, including potatoes and other vegetables! You’ll love how simple it is to cook a HEALTHY Rotisserie Chicken meal! This is one of my favorite Crockpot dinners!
Slow Cooker Whole Chicken
I’ve been really big on Slow Cooker recipes lately. Just last week I shared with you my Slow Cooker Bread, and this week I’m sharing the main course to go with it – a whole chicken! This chicken is juicy, full of flavor and is so easy to make!
This recipe makes a 5-7 pound whole chicken in the slow cooker in about 4 hours on high. Alternatively you could set it to 7 hours on low.
How to Make a Juicy Chicken
The key to making a juicy chicken in the slow cooker is that you want to give it some liquid to become moist, but you don’t want it to sit in the liquid. The solution is that you cut up a bunch of vegetables so the chicken has a “bed” to be placed on, keeping it above the liquid for the majority of cooking time.
For the liquid I used chicken broth, to keep the flavor in the right pallet. You could however play around with it! Do you want a citrus zest? Add some orange juice. Apple juice will add some sweetness. Just remember your veggies are cooking in it as well.
EASY to make Butternut Squash Soup that’s only 310 calories a serving! Roasted squash, carrots and onions make this a healthy creamy soup! Best served with crusty bread! Vegan dairy free recipe option included.
Best Butternut Squash Soup Recipe
This soup is the best because it’s easy to make, low in calories and full of flavor. So many readers have told me they have made this for family dinner, or family holidays and there is never any left in the pot! That makes it the best to me!
Each serving of this soup is about 310 calories. If you serve this alongside some crusty bread and a green salad, you have a perfectly balanced dinner meal. The soup is filled with butternut squash, carrots, onions, making it a healthy meal.
A easy Chicken Vegetable Soup recipe that is ready in 35 minutes. This is my family’s favorite Winter soup that uses fresh vegetables! We use Instant Potatoes to make the broth more creamy!
Chicken Vegetable Soup
I am in love with this Hearty Chicken Vegetable Soup This soup is delicious because it’s full of vegetables to fill you up and keep you warm during the winter months. It’s also incredibly easy and quick to make. At the end we throw in some instant potatoes to thicken up the soup to make it a bit extra creamy. Instant potatoes are my new favorite thickener for soups, I love using them this way.
Slow Cooker Sausage and Cabbage is a easy crock pot recipe ready in 6 hours! Add Sweet Italian Sausage links and vegetables (potatoes, cabbage, carrots and onion!) into your slow cooker for a delicious comfort meal!
It’s Fall! It’s really fall! The leaves are changing, I need to wear a jacket in the morning, I prefer my coffee hot now. What else does Fall mean? Time to bring out the crockpot for my family’s favorite comfort meals!
I love this recipe becase of the ingredients and the directions.
The ingredients are basic, you might have everything in your kitchen already! The stars of the show are Sweet Italian Sausage, cabbage, potatoes, carrots and a onion. Close your eyes. Imagine the smell of your kitchen while this cooks. It’s going to smell SO GOOD!
Whenever I make this, my husband can smell it in our hallway as soon as he steps off the elevator. He gets a little strut in his step because he knows it’s going to be a good dinner.
VEGETABLE BROTH made with carrot tops! This easy homemade recipe uses carrot greens to make a healthy vegetarian broth! Carrot greens provide amazing health benefits so they’re great to cook with!
Ok, so you just picked your beautiful garden carrots! They are gorgeous! You grab the scissors and chop off the leafy carrot tops. And then it hits you – are you seriously just going to compost the carrot greens?
With gardening, you put so much love and energy into every single plant. Every single carrot has been nurtured. Every single carrot has been planted, one seed at a time. So with me, it breaks my heart to try not to use every bit and piece of that vegetable!
Our fresh carrots just picked!
What to do with carrot tops?
That’s how this recipe started for me. I was cutting the tops off my carrots and it hit me that I had to find a useful way to use them in the kitchen. And no, I don’t mean some weird stir fry that tastes bitter. I mean, a seriously good recipe that will become used every garden season in your kitchen. So here it is….
Carrot Tops Vegetable Broth! Print this recipe out and add it to your recipe box!
BLUEBERRY Thanksgiving Stuffing recipe! Traditional homemade vegetarian stuffing with sweet blueberries added in! This comes from a Grandma’s vintage cookbook so you know it’s going to be the best! It’s easy to make and you can make it ahead of time to freeze!
I’m back with another stuffing recipe! So many of you have loved my Amish Potato Stuffing recipe so I decided to share with you another favorite, Blueberry Thanksgiving Stuffing! Obviously it doesn’t need to be Thanksgiving to make this stuffing, but it is the perfect Thanksgiving side dish!
Thanksgiving Side Dish
This is the perfect side stuffing to accompany a main meat, like chicken or turkey. It’s also the perfect vegetarian side dish because it doesn’t involve any meat products or broths (it’s made with vegetable broth).
This is a vintage stuffing recipe that I have tweaked over the years to fit with our taste buds. It originally appeared in a old cook book that my husband’s Grandmother gave me. The original recipe included a minced meat that even Google couldn’t tell me what it meant, so I decided to change the meat ingredient to pecans.
Pecans in a stuffing recipe is great because it adds a crunch! Everytime I serve this stuffing recipe, everyone wants to know what the crunch is because they love the small surprise. And just to note, it’s not a overwhelming crunch, it’s subtle as the recipe only calls for 1/2 cup pecans.
BEST Glazed Carrot Cake Donuts recipe! These homemade baked donuts are made with carrots and taste just like carrot cake! This recipe is easy to make and the donuts are moist and full of flavor!
Do you love donuts? Do you love carrot cake? Then I have the perfect recipe for you!
This Winter we got very lucky with our carrots. We didn’t have high hopes for them but upon one Spring cleanup day we were surprised to find pounds of carrots hiding under the soil waiting for us to find them. It was a giant surprise and it created some giant garden smiles
Fresh Carrots Recipe
Aren’t they just beauties? I just can’t get enough of fresh carrots. There’s nothing like the taste of a carrot that was just picked. Sometimes I nibble on one as soon as I pick it, I just can’t help myself. So I took the carrots down to the kitchen and pondered… What to make?
For dinner I made this Roasted Carrot Soup (by the way, it’s delicious!) but then I also wanted carrots for dessert!
I was going to make carrot cake, but I’ve had a real craving for donuts lately so I decided to mix the best of both worlds – cake and donuts!
CARROT CAKE DONUTS
These donuts taste just like carrot cake with a sweet vanilla glaze on top. Think of a bakery glazed donut + a carrot cake…. all as fresh as possible. The freshness of the carrots really make these donuts something special!
Carrot Cake Ingredients
These donuts basically require the same ingredients as carrot cake.
You’ll need egg, orange juice, melted butter, vanilla, brown sugar, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon and allspice. And then you’ll need shredded carrots!
The vanilla glaze on top is a tried and tested recipe that I use all the time! You make it with milk, vanilla extract and powdered sugar.
These donuts are definitely a keeper in my garden notebook now. I can’t wait for our next carrot harvest to make (and devour!) some more Carrot Cake Donuts!
DELICIOUS CROCK POT Corned Beef Brisket with Vegetables recipe! This slow cooker recipe cooks a 4 pound corned beef brisket with cabbage, carrots, potatoes and onion to create a amazing dinner! Use the leftovers the next day for the best BBQ sandwiches!
When it was my first time buying brisket many years ago, I didn’t know where to look for it at – with the meats on the shelf? Behind a refrigerated door?Is it at the meat counter? And what does it look like? I had no idea. So after a google image search and phone in hand, there I found it in the meat department on the top shelf all the way to the left.
My first thought- yikes, that is expensive.
My second thought – they had point cut and flat cut. What is the difference? Again… to Google I went in the meat department. Point cut has more fat content but is more tastier. Flat cut is less fat, less tender. Also to note Flat cut is about twice the price (twice the yikes).
Best type of meat for Brisket
So when I saw a reviewer saying “If you want taste, go with the Point Cut” that was it. I wanted the flavor and texture, I wasn’t about to take that away for less fat. If this is a special meal you have a few times a year, do the point cut – just do it.
PRETTIEST Cheese Dip ever! MEXICAN Vegetable Bowl MONTEREY JACK Cheese Dip! This easy dip recipe is made with grated Monterey Jack cheese and Mexican spices! Cover the top with chopped up vegetables to make the most beautiful homemade dip! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Mission®. All opinions are entirely my own.
Cheese lovers, this dip is calling your name! This Vegetable Bowl Monterey Jack Cheese Dip is made with Monterey Jack cheese, which is perfect for 2 reasons. First, Monterey Jack cheese melts beautifully, it’s one of the best melting cheeses in my opinion, so it makes a perfect cheese for dip. Secondly, when you add a little seasoning and spice, it’s a great cheese to use for Mexican inspired dishes, like this cheese dip!
I got to thinking about what makes the perfect dip. It needs to be cheesy, creamy and full of flavor. But it also needs to have perfect partners in crime, in this case Mission Organics® Blue Corn Tortilla Chips and vegetables! Instead of putting the vegetables on the side, I decided to include them in the dip to make a Vegetable Bowl Cheese Dip!
HEALTHY & CREAMY Roasted Cauliflower Carrot Soup! This recipe is loaded with fresh vegetables and is so easy to make! Even though it tastes cheesy there’s no cheese in the recipe – it’s amazing! Recipe can easily be made dairy free by using almond milk.
Roasted Cauliflower Soup
Roasted vegetables don’t get enough love in my opinion. Magic happens when you crank your oven up to 450 degrees, and roll your vegetables around in olive oil. Cauliflower and carrots are good by themselves, but ROASTED cauliflower and carrots? They are amazing!
I had some beautiful carrots that I planned on making baby puree with (which I did – with a kick of cinnamon – she loves it!), but I was left with half a pound of carrots.
I took another glance in the refrigerator and saw a head of cauliflower that was screaming to be used. I was feeling in the soup mood so I decided to make my family’s favorite cauliflower soup, but with a carrot twist!
This soup is so creamy – but without all the extra fat that usual creamy soups call for! In fact, there is no cheese in this soup! There is only 1 cup of milk, and if you want to make it dairy free you can easily substitute almond milk instead.
This easy Vegetable Pot Pie recipe is filled with cauliflower, carrots and peas. The cauliflower pot pie is easy to make with frozen pie crusts. It’s a healthy vegetarian dinner your family will love!
Vegetable Pot Pie
I have a confession. I wasn’t going to post this Vegetable Pot Pie recipe. Not because I didn’t think it was delicious and that your family would love it. No, quite the opposite! This is one of my most popular recipes that my family requests almost on a weekly basis. But I wasn’t going to post it because I was ashamed of how it looked. I had pot pie embarrassment.
I am not a expert pie maker. I cannot make perfect crust. I am not Marie Callender! What my pot pie lacks in beautiful crust makes up for in taste, and that’s how I feel about this Vegetable Pot Pie Recipe!
CREAMY SLOW COOKER Sweet Potato Soup recipe! This easy Crock Pot meal includes ham and sweet potatoes in a creamy cheesy broth! Even my kids love this soup!
Sweet Potato Soup
This Sweet Potato soup is the real deal. Your entire family (kids and adults!) is going to declare this meal the best! This soup is creamy, comforting and packed with vegetables (sweet potatoes, celery, carrots, red pepper, corn, onion and white beans!). What’s not to love?
And yes – you heard me correct, your kids are going to love this soup too! If you’re looking for ways to introduce them to sweet potatoes, then this soup is the way to do it. Even my 1 year old gladly picks the sweet potatoes up out of this soup and gobbles them down!
Over the weekend I was itching to make something with sweet potatoes so I decided to make a classic Fall recipe – Sweet Potato soup! We love sweet potatoes so much, we might have to start growing our own sweet potatoes soon!
What I love about cold weather soups is that they can be creamy (and cheesy) but you pack them full with vegetables! As I mentioned so many times before I’m in love with my slow cooker, so you’re going to love how easy this is!
SLOW COOKER Meatball Potato Casserole with a creamy beef gravy is delicious! This easy to make crockpot recipe is perfect for busy weeknights! This Italian Meatballs dish uses cream of mushroom soup and is filled with vegetables including potatoes, carrots, celery and onion! My husband officially declares this one of his favorite meals! This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Carando®. All opinions are entirely my own.
When my husband tasted this meal, his first words (with eyes closed) were “This is good. Real good.” I immediately agreed! Not only does this Slow Cooker Meatball Potato Casserole taste great, but it smells amazing too! Don’t you love the way your home smells after you’ve been slow cooking a home cooked meal all day long?
For this dish, we’re slow cooking Italian meatballs, potatoes, carrots, celery, and onion in a delicious cream of mushroom soup/beef onion mix gravy to make one delicious casserole!
The recipe calls for 1 pound Italian-Style Meatballs. I used Carando Abruzzese Italian Style Meatballs, which are blended with cheese and herbs.
SLOW COOKER Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup is packed with healthy, hearty vegetables which is going to warm up your dinner table! This recipe is easy to make – throw all the ingredients in your crock pot for 8 hours and it’s ready! Even better – this meal is economical and doesn’t cost much to make! We love this as a Fall and Winter meal!
This Slow Cooker Shredded Chicken and White Bean Soup warms my heart physically and emotionally. It’s everything a comforting Winter time soup should be – easy to make, makes the house smell great, is filling and makes me feel warm.
On the emotional side it makes me happy because it is filled with vegetables from our Summer garden. Besides the carrots and celery we are using our canned stewed tomatoes which I can’t get enough of. We canned so many of these tomatoes I lost track of how many.
EASY TO MAKE recipe for Homemade Shredded Chicken Dumpling Soup with potatoes, carrots and celery. This creamy soup is a healthy comfort dinner food! Best served with biscuits to dip into the chicken broth! Mom, your families are going to love this!
Chicken Dumpling Soup
This Homemade Chicken Dumpling Soup is a Winter comfort food favorite. It’s so delicious that I can almost guarantee that whenever I make it, we’ll have it the night after again because the craving will still be there. That’s what happened last week. I made it on Wednesday, we ate it all, we loved it. On Thursday we decided we were going to make it for dinner again. And we ate it all again.
The Best Things About Chicken Dumpling Soup!
The best thing about this chicken and dumpling soup besides the homemade dumplings (yum!) is that it’s also filled with veggies – potatoes, celery, carrots – everything a good chicken soup should have in it.
FAQ for this recipe:
Can I substitute or add additional vegetables?
Feel fee to make it your own and add additional vegetables if you’re trying to empty out the fridge – onions, peas, green beans, and bite size cauliflower are all equally good in it. Just don’t skip on the potatoes – never skip on the potatoes!
Can I use chicken bouillon cubes instead of broth?
Absolutely, I do it all the time.
Can I make this vegetarian?
You sure can. Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth and don’t add in chicken breast. You might want to add in some additional protein like white or great northern beans.
Are dumplings hard to make?
No. Homemade dumplings are one of the easiest things to make. It’s really just about mixing some simple ingredients together and then dropping it into hot broth to form the dumpling. The dumplings might not be the prettiest you’ve ever seen, but they will taste just as delicious.
Do I need to make a side dish for this soup?
I never do, it’s pretty hearty as is. I like to serve with some buttered bread or rolls.
How many servings is this recipe?
3-4 supper servings.
How good is this soup?
So good you’ll make it again tomorrow.
Delicious homemade Japanese Curry using beef, onions, potatoes, carrots and curry sauce mix.
I love Curry. And I’m not talking about Steph Curry because you guys know I’m a Cavs fan. I’m talking about curry, the delicious dish that can be found in multiple varieties around the world. In Morimoto’s cookbook Mastering the Art of Japanese Cooking he writes “Japanese curry is like the final whisper in an international game of telephone. It began in India, moved to and morphed in England, and settled in my home country ….every prefecture and every family has its own version”.
Right now I’m really into Morimoto’s cookbook to get better at Japanese cooking. The book has everything in it from this delicious curry (who my husband rated as “one of the best things you ever made”) to udon noodle soups, shrimp dumplings, rice bowls, tempura and so much more. For a holiday gift I’d definitely add Mastering The Art of Japanese Home Cooking to your wishlist. You can also find more recipes at the #JapaneseHomeCooking book blog party if you make this, fall in love and want to try more!
In just 45 minutes Roast Pork and Mashed Potatoes with Molasses-Stewed Collard Greens will be ready enjoy. Your family will love this classic comforting meal!
This meal reminds me of my childhood on a Sunday. Sunday dinners were always the most comforting since Mom or Dad had time to relax and take their time in the kitchen.
One of the most popular Sunday meals were pork, mashed potatoes and a vegetable side – my brother loved this! Now fast forward 25 years and I still love making a classic dish for my family to enjoy. I made this for Matthew a few days ago and he fell in love with it!
Delicious Vegetarian Chili made in 45 minutes that even meat eaters will love!
Last weekend we had some pretty amazing chili for lunch while we were out of town. The chili was filling, tasty with great spices and had that very important texture that ground meat gives in dishes. The thing is though, this was vegetarian chili.
After I exclaimed for the 20th time how great this chili was (everyone agreed – vegetarians and meat eaters) I then made it my goal to make similar style homemade chili in my kitchen. This 45 Minute Vegetarian Chili recipe was born!
Vegetarian Chili Recipe
The chili is made up vegetables: tomatoes, bell pepper, corn, carrot, jalapeno and diced green chilies. Now comes the beans: black and kidney beans. There’s plenty of spices: garlic, bay leaf, cumin, oregano, chili powder salt and pepper. We’re going to give it that texture that ground meat gives it with meatless crumbles.
If you’re a meat eater and you’re thinking “yuck” you better check yourself because these are good (I promise!). It has the same texture consistency of meat while being tasty. I recommend using Neat or Morningstar brands for crumbles. Matthew (husband) is a meat and potatoes guy. His dream meal is a pot roast with mashed potatoes and he even says how good this recipe is, so you can trust me (and him).
EASY CHOCOLATE CHIP Carrot Bread recipe! This homemade loaf uses fresh carrots and takes 1 hour to bake! The bread tastes just like cake – it’s so moist! This is one of my BEST carrot recipes! Serve for breakfast, dessert or snack!
There’s something magical about a warm piece of homemade carrot bread, isn’t there? Maybe it’s the love that goes into making it. Maybe it’s the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove that fills your kitchen. Maybe it’s the feeling of Fall being around the corner. Or maybe it’s just the great feeling of knowing there’s a bunch of vegetables in this bread and that makes it healthy, right? I love this carrot bread recipe!
With a whole bunch of carrots just picked from the garden and a whole bed of seeds just planted I’m stocked with carrots. We’ve been eating some processed junk for dessert lately so I was on the mission to bake something delicious that could use our batch of just picked vegetables. My mind immediately went to the carrots, what could I make?
What’s your favorite carrot dessert?
There’s carrot cake, carrot cake cupcakes but I wanted something a little more savory without the frosting on top, so carrot bread was what I started daydreaming about.
This bread is delicious and really hits that Autumn dreaming spot. I can imagine this would be a Fall or Winter favorite on those chilly days where you’ll curl up with a blanket, book and a hot cup of tea. This can be a delicious breakfast or a dessert and it would be a perfect hit at holiday dinners, potlucks and friendly get togethers.